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2007

CIS 08-795 Hirose K., Vitasa B.C.
Implementation of the Labour Standards Enforcement Framework in the Philippines
In 2004, the Department of Labour and Employment of the Philippines developed an innovative Labour Standards Enforcement Framework (LSEF) aimed at introducing an alternative mechanism for carrying out labour inspections, bearing in mind the limited number of labour inspectors and the increasing number of establishments that need to be inspected. This document reports on the level of implementation of inspections following the introduction of the LSEF. Although the proportion of establishments being inspected has increased, recommendations are proposed for achieving further improvements.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2007. viii, 48p. Illus. 24 ref.
http://www.oit.org/public/english/region/asro/manila/downloads/wp14.pdf [in English]

CIS 08-555 Auvergnon P., Laviolette S., Oumarou M.
Functions covered by labour inspectors and controllers in the labour administration system of French-speaking sub-Saharan Africa
Les fonctions assurées par des inspecteurs et contrôleurs du travail dans le système d'administration du travail en Afrique francophone subsaharienne [in French]
This report covers the topic of labour inspection and more specifically the role and function of labour inspectors in nine French-speaking countries of sub-Saharan Africa. Data were collected by means of questionnaires addressed to the labour administrations of the countries included in the study. Contents: labour administration system and its agents; functions within the labour administration system; extending the functions of the labour administration system to non-salaried workers; means of coordinating the functions; conclusions. Appendices include various demographic and economic data on the countries concerned.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2007. 82p. Illus. 48 ref.
http://www.ilo.org/public/french/dialogue/ifpdial/downloads/papers/inspecteurs.pdf [in French]

CIS 08-330 Reed P.L., Rosenman K., Gardiner J., Reeves M., Reilly M.J.
Evaluating the Michigan SENSOR surveillance program for work-related asthma
Most Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspections are based either on employee complaints or on the targeting of certain industries. This study compared 545 Michigan OSHA inspections performed as part of an occupational asthma prevention programme with 12,268 non-disease initiated OSHA inspections performed during the same time period (1989-2002). Asthma inspections were more likely to be conducted among larger, unionized employers. Although the likelihood of citations, type of citation, and monetary penalties were not different between the two types of inspections, the number of citations and the amount of monetary penalties were more likely for small as compared to large employers and less likely at unionized worksites. Other findings are discussed.
American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 2007, Vol.50, p.646-656. Illus. 22 ref.

CIS 08-228 SLIC guide - European inspection and communication campaign "Manual Handling of Loads in Europe 2007 in transport and care"
Europe's Senior Labour Inspectors' Committee (SLIC) is organizing a campaign on manual handling. The overall goals of the campaign are to ensure better compliance with Directive 90/269/EEC (see CIS 90-1101) in order to reduce the incidence of musculoskeletal disorders, to improve the inspection and communication methods of the labour inspectorates by learning from existing methods and to ensure greater harmony in the enforcement of the manual handling regulations throughout the European Union. This document is meant for management, project leaders and trainers of inspectors within national labour inspectorates. It describes the objectives of the campaign, the setting up and organization of national inspection systems for the manual handling of loads, the training of inspectors and the evaluation of the campaign. The campaign is primarily focussed on the transport and health care services.
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, http://osha.eu.int, 2007. Internet document (PDF format). 11p. Illus.
http://www.handlingloads.eu/pdf_files/en/en-slic-guide.pdf [in English]

CIS 07-1391 Charreton M., Lacoste M., Millet M.
Ventilation installation records
Le dossier d'installation de ventilation [in French]
French labour law on the ventilation and purification of work premises requires that employers to keep, and maintain current, records on the installation of each item of the ventilation system. One of the objectives of these regulations is to ensure that employers are familiar with the ventilation equipment from the time of its design, through the regular maintenance and inspection activities. Preparing the various parts of the installation records can sometimes be complex, which is why this guide has set out to transpose the legal requirements into practical terms. A true example of the compilation of an installation record is presented. The records are to be made available on demand to labour inspectors, to the competent social security agencies and to members of the hygiene, safety and working conditions committee of the enterprise.
Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, Apr. 2007. 20p. Illus. 21 ref. Price: EUR 5.20. Downloadable version free of charge.
http://www.inrs.fr/inrs-pub/inrs01.nsf/inrs01_search_view/6672F6056AED0334C12572C900380323/$File/ed6008.pdf [in French]

CIS 07-1270 OSH checklists
Checklists de SST [in Portuguese]
Checklists for evaluating the safety and health hazards associated with machinery used for the lifting or transport of materials, mobile machinery, and the winery and agricultural sectors. A checklist for verifying that advertisements for jobs do not present any sexual bias is also included.
Ministério do Trabalho e da Solidariedade Social, Inspecção Geral do Trabalho, Praça de Londres, 2-16, 1049-056 Lisboa, Portugal, 2003. Collection of PDF documents (23p total).
http://www.igt.gov.pt [in Portuguese]

2006

CIS 10-0480 Workplace Safety and Health Act 2006 [Singapore]
This framework Act, effective 1 March 2006, addresses requirements for safety and health in the following workplaces in Singapore: factories (which include "any premises where building operations or any work of engineering construction are carried on"), transportation premises (including loading/unloading premises in harbours), premises where steam boiler, steam receivers or air receivers are used, testing laboratories, hotels, restaurants, health-care establishments (including veterinary services), landscaping and gardening, water supply, waste and sewage disposal, metal and non-metal waste disposal. It replaces the Factories Act (see CIS 91-703). The Act provides for the appointment of a Commissioner for Workplace Safety and Health and other officers (including Inspectors). Main contents: general OSH-related duties of persons present in workplaces; investigations, inquiries and reporting of accidents, dangerous occurrences and occupational diseases; safety and health management arrangements; establishment of workplace safety and health councils; inspection and other enforcement matters; offences, penalties and proceedings. In schedules: list of workplaces subject to the Act; dangerous occurrences; list of occupational diseases; works of engineering construction; machinery, equipment and dangerous substances.
Republic of Singapore - Government Gazette (Acts Supplement), 3 March 2006, No. 8, pp. 235-307.
Workplace_Safety_and_Health_Act_2006.pdf [in English]

CIS 10-0192 Global code of integrity for labour inspection
Code global d'intégrité pour l'inspection du travail [in French]
Labour inspectorates are in a position to influence the development of safe, healthy, fair and productive workplaces. IALI recognizes that ethical practices and high professional standards are central to the ability of any labour inspectorate to provide the best possible services to the social partners and the wider community. The code of integrity represents a commitment to ensure that persons who work in labour inspectorates will at all times act with professionalism, respect, neutrality and integrity when performing their duties. The code is designed to assist persons employed in labour inspectorates to understand their obligations as public officials and to ensure that the standards of conduct expected of them by their organization and the community are met. The code also establishes the commitment of the labour inspectorate organization to facilitate a work environment that allows individuals to work to the values described in the code. Also published in Portuguese, Chinese, Russian and Polish.
International Association of Labour Inspection, Secretariat, Inspection du Travail et des Mines, P. O. Box 27, 2006 Luxembourg, 2006. 16p. Illus.
http://www.iali-aiit.org/iali/download/directions/Code_of_Integrity.pdf [in English]
http://www.iali-aiit.org/iali/download/directions/Code_d_Integrite.pdf [in French]
http://www.iali-aiit.org/iali/download/directions/Code_of_Integrity_ES.pdf [in Spanish]
http://www.iali-aiit.org/iali/download/directions/Code_of_integrity_POLAND.pdf [in Polish]
http://www.iali-aiit.org/iali/download/directions/Code_of_Integrity_PT.pdf [in Portuguese]
http://www.iali-aiit.org/iali/download/directions/Code_of_integrity_RUSSIA.pdf [in Russian]
http://www.iali-aiit.org/iali/download/directions/AIIT_ch_18pp.pdf [in Chinese]

CIS 10-0019 Tripartite audit of the labour inspection system of Latvia
This is the report of the International Labour Office audit of the Latvia State Labour Inspectorate (the SLI) in October 2005. The report explains the background to the development of labour inspection since Latvia recovered sovereignty in 1991, and summarises the current organization, structure and priorities of the SLI. It explores the strengths and weaknesses of the current SLI organization and examines its place in the broader context of labour policy. It reviews the current management structure and stresses the importance of establishing a national strategy for labour protection and labour relations. It includes a number of recommendations.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2006. 80p. Illus.
http://www.vdi.lv/admin/files/dokumenti/Tripartite%20Audit%202005.pdf [in English]

CIS 09-867 Guidelines for port state control officers
Directives pour les agents chargés du contrôle par l'Etat du port [in French]
Pautas para los funcionarios encargados des control por el estado del puerto [in Spanish]
The Guidelines for port State control officers carrying out inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006), contained in this book are an important international resource for implementing port State responsibilities under the MLC, 2006. These guidelines provide practical advice to port State control officers (PSCOs) verifying compliance of foreign ships with the requirements of the MLC, 2006. Chapter 1 contains an overview of the special features of the MLC 2006 and its key concepts. Chapter 2 relates to the required profile of PSCOs under the MLC, 2006. Chapter 3 covers the required review of documents in the case of ships that carry certification under the MLC, 2006. It explains when a more detailed inspection may be carried out. The main inspection tool is provided by chapter 4, indicating the basic requirements to be complied with, sources of information for checking compliance and examples of deficiencies, in the 14 areas of working and living conditions that are mainly concerned. Chapter 5 provides guidance when deficiencies are found and when a ship may have to be detained in port. Chapter 6 relates to the handling of onshore complaints by seafarers.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2006. xi, 77p. Price: CHF 15.00.
http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_norm/---normes/documents/publication/wcms_101787.pdf [in English]
http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_norm/---normes/documents/publication/wcms_106170.pdf [in Spanish]
http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_norm/---normes/documents/publication/wcms_106169.pdf [in French]

CIS 09-866 Guidelines for flag state inspections
Directives pour les inspections des Etats du pavillon [in French]
Pautas para las inspecciones por el Estado del pabellón [in Spanish]
The Guidelines for flag State inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006), contained in this booklet are an important resource for implementing flag state responsibilities under the MLC, 2006. They provide practical advice to competent authorities in flag States and to flag State inspectors, or recognized organizations, on how to carry out ship inspections and certifications to verify compliance with the requirements of the MLC, 2006 as implemented nationally. Chapter 1 contains an overview of the special features of the MLC 2006 and its key concepts. Chapter 2 provides an overview of the procedures for ship inspection and certification, including areas of national flexibility, and processes for responding to complaints. The main inspection tool is provided by chapter 3, indicating the basic requirements to be complied with, a list of items showing how to check the basic requirements and examples of deficiencies, in connection with these requirements. Chapter 4 provides guidance on actions to be taken when deficiencies are found and when a ship may have to be detained.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2006. xi, 76p. Price: CHF 15.00.
http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_norm/---normes/documents/publication/wcms_101788.pdf [in English]
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/dialogue/sector/techmeet/tmwfci03/tmwfci-r.pdf [in Spanish]
http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_norm/---normes/documents/publication/wcms_106157.pdf [in French]

CIS 08-1161 Wintle J., Moore P., Henry N., Smalley S., Amphlett G.
Health and Safety Executive
Plant ageing: Management of equipment containing hazardous fluids or pressure
This report discusses the factors to consider when managing equipment containing hazardous fluids or pressure, to help those responsible for equipment to understand and assess the risks of accumulated damage and deterioration. Once the symptoms of ageing are understood and detected from inspection, a decision can be made how to proceed. The options can include continued service, re-rating, repair, or scrapping the equipment. In addition to the engineering aspects, the report discusses important organizational issues and the importance of maintaining documentary information and records throughout equipment life. It also includes audit tools, case studies, general approaches to inspection and the capabilities and limitations of various non-destructive testing techniques.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2006. xii, 132p. Illus.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr509.pdf [in English]

CIS 08-681 Goujon N.S.
Health and Safety Executive
Safety implications of TOFD for in-manufacture inspections
Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD) is an ultrasonic non-destructive testing method which was originally developed as an accurate method for measuring the extent of defects which had been detected by more conventional methods such as Pulse-Echo (PE) ultrasonics. This report describes the results from a project aimed at evaluating the safety implications of the TOFD method, as applied by various EU testing bodies, for weld inspection at the manufacturing stage of pressure vessels.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2006. vi, 63p. Illus. 17 ref.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr433.pdf [in English]

CIS 08-129 FORWORKNET update - Focus on: Labour inspection in forestry
Launched in 1993, FORWORKNET is an international network of some 300 individuals and institutions in 70 countries interested in forestry workforce issues. The primary functions of FORWORKNET are to enable its members to communicate directly with each other and to open new opportunities for international exchange and cooperation. These functions are mainly achieved by helping members to locate sources of information, advice or assistance. The network regularly publishes relevant news and information updates. Main topics addressed in this update: labour inspection in forestry; ILO guidelines for labour inspection in forestry; gender issues in forestry; review of conferences on competitive forestry operations in Europe and on forestry training centres; contractor issues in South Africa and Eastern Europe.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, June 2006. 20p. Illus.
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/dialogue/sector/newsletr/forwknet/update12.pdf [in English]

CIS 07-1038 Guide to the methodology of inspection visits
Guide méthodologique des visites d'inspection [in French]
The new Moroccan labour act came into force in June 2004. Its provisions include a reinforcement of labour inspection. Aimed at labour inspectors, this guide covers good practices, procedural rules and intervention methodologies before, during and after inspection visits. It addresses a number of legal, procedural and ethical issues.
International Labour Office, Reinforcement of Occupational Relations in Morocco, 14 Oued Ziz Street, Agdal, Rabat, Morocco, 2006. 106p.

CIS 07-565 Personal protective equipment - Labelling, ordering and standards
Equipements de protection individuelle - Marquage, commande et normes [in French]
Persoonlijke beschermingsmiddelen - Markering, bestelling en normen [in Dutch]
Belgian legislation requires that all personal protective equipment (PPE) placed on sale after 1 July 1995 should carry the EC label. This document provides information for manufacturers and users on the implications of this legislation. It explains procedures for the marking and ordering of PPE and the requirements for accompanying documentation. Standards, levels of protection, number codes and safety pictogrammes are given for each PPE category: safety clothing, foot protection, hand protection, face and eye protection, respiratory protection, hearing protection, head protection, protection against falling, protection against drowning and electrical protection. Replaces CIS 01-414.
PREVENT, rue Gachard 88, bte 4, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium, rev. ed., 2006. 26p. Illus. 6 ref.

CIS 07-643 Lichtenstein N., Jaschke M., Nies E., Möller A.
Basic principles for testing for the presence of harmful substances in hearing protectors
Grundlagen für die Prüfung von Gehörschützern auf ihren Gehalt an Gefahrstoffen [in German]
Hearing protectors marketed in Germany may be awarded a certificate by the statutory accident insurance carrier (Berufsgenossenschaft) to indicate that they contain low concentrations of harmful substances such as arsenic, antimony, lead, tin, tin-organic compounds and phthalates. Suitable analytical procedures for the identification of these substances were selected and standardized by round-robin tests. Concentration limits were derived from current knowledge of the availability of the substances and their dermal absorption. For example the concentrations of arsenic, antimony and lead in hearing protectors may not exceed 25 mg/kg. The certificate was introduced in response to a report on the harmful substances contained in hearing protectors that caused many noise-exposed workers not to use them.
Gefahrstoffe Reinhaltung der Luft, Apr. 2006, Vol.66, No.4, p.135-141. Illus. 25 ref.

CIS 07-514 Viloria A., Garner L., Orús Á.
A look at work 1906-2006
Una mirada al trabajo 1906-2006 [in Spanish]
This DVD presents a short historical overview of the Spanish labour and social security inspection administration and examines the most important events that occurred since its foundation in 1906. Each of the four sections covers a different historical period: the monarchy of Alfonso III from 1906 to 1931; the second republic from 1931 to1939; the dictatorship of General Franco from 1939 to 1975; the current constitutional monarchy.
Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales, Agustín de Bethencourt 11, 28003 Madrid, Spain, 2006. DVD 26min.

CIS 07-280 First century of the labour and social security inspectorate
Primer centenario de la Inspección de trabajo y seguridad social [in Spanish]
This document was published to commemorate the centenary of the establishment of the labour and social security inspectorate in Spain. It consists of a collection of articles covering the history of this institution and the resulting social reforms, its role in the context of the administrative autonomy of the regions, the challenges of the 21st century, the right to impose penalties, issues of labour obstruction, labour inspection activities and social security preventive actions.
Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales, Agustín de Bethencourt 11, 28003 Madrid, Spain, 2006. 592p. Bibl.ref.

CIS 07-284 Bordonado Bermejo M.J.
General Don José Marvá y Mayer, founder of the labour inspection corps
El General de Ingenieros Don José Marvá y Mayer creador del Cuerpo de Inspección de Trabajo [in Spanish]
This biography was published to commemorate the centenary of the establishment of the labour inspectorate in Spain. It recounts the life of the founder of the institution, general Don José Marvá y Mayer, and his contribution to the social and economic development of the country. General Marvá was an ardent admirer of the German occupational safety and hygiene model and devoted himself to improving the lot of the working class.
Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales, Agustín de Bethencourt 11, 28003 Madrid, Spain, 2006. 152p. Illus. 60 ref.

CIS 07-191
International Social Security Association (ISSA)
Recommendations to promote electrical safety at work
Empfehlungen für den sicheren Einsatz elektrischer Anlagen und Betriebsmittel [in German]
Recommandations relatives à la sécurité électrique au travail [in French]
This booklet provides recommendations for promoting electrical safety at work by means of inspections and controls. Contents: basic requirements; principles for the control and inspection of electrical plant and equipment; inspections to be arranged by the owner; field of application of the recommendations for the inspection of electrical plants and equipment; qualifications of the persons charged with the inspections; purpose of the inspection; dates and intervals of inspection.
International Section of the ISSA on Prevention of Occupational Risks due to Electricity - Gas - Long-Distance Heating - Water, c/o Berufsgenossenschaft der Feinmechanik und Elektrotechnik, Gustav-Heinemann-Ufer, 50968 Bonn, Germany, [ca 2006]. 14p. Illus.
http://electricity.prevention.issa.int/download/recommendations.pdf [in English]
http://electricity.prevention.issa.int/download/recommandations.pdf [in French]
link:http://electricity.prevention.issa.int/download/empfehlungen.pdf [in German]

CIS 07-61 Rice A.
A tool kit for labour inspectors
This manual comprises three basic tools for the development of an efficient and effective labour inspection practice: a model enforcement policy (aimed at revitalizing labour inspection); a training and operations manual (setting out the principles and practice of labour inspection); and a code of ethical behaviour for labour inspectors. It is hoped that the manual will become a standard reference tool for labour inspectors and managers at all levels in the labour inspection service in many countries. It will also be invaluable for employers' and workers' organisations and their members who will know what to expect from labour inspectors.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2006. ix, 85p.
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/region/eurpro/budapest/download/osh/toolkit.pdf [in English]

CIS 07-37 Pérez Capitán L.
The job of the accredited technician - The new system for controlling occupational safety and health regulations
La figura del técnico habilitado - El nuevo sistema de fiscalización de la normativa preventiva [in Spanish]
This article reviews Royal Decree 689/2005, focusing on the activities of accredited technicians responsible for verifying compliance with occupational safety and health regulations within enterprises. Contents: legal status of accredited technicians with respect to inspection (required qualifications for the job, loss of accreditation); activities of accredited technicians; control procedures and procedures for initiating penalties.
Prevención, Jan.-Mar. 2006, No.175, p.22-47. Illus.
http://www.cfnavarra.es/insl/doc/legislacion/Perez_175b.pdf [in Spanish]

CIS 06-1434 Portable fire extinguishers: Verification and maintenance according to NF S 61-919
Extincteurs portatifs: vérification et maintenance selon la NF S 61-919 [in French]
Contents of this technical information sheet on the verification and maintenance of portable fire extinguishers: definition of a portable fire extinguisher; control operations; inspections; maintenance; minimum maintenance intervals and expected useful life; maintenance label; maintenance procedure details; refilling tolerances; regulatory requirements with respect to fire extinguisher maintenance.
Face au risque, May 2006, No.423, p.39-44. Illus.

CIS 06-1337 Strategies and practices for effective labour inspection: Electronic resources
This CD comprises a series of ILO documents related to strategies and practices for effective labour inspection. It includes: a brochure on the Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No.81) and the Labour Inspection (Agriculture) Convention, 1969 (No.129) and related Recommendations; a paper on strategies and practices for effective labour inspection for discussion by the Governing Body in November 2006; a report to the XVIIth World Congress on Safety and Health at Work on Decent Work - Safe Work; conclusions adopted by the International Labour Conference at its 91st Session, 2003 on the Global Strategy on Occupational Safety and Health; a paper on synergies between security and productivity for discussion by the Governing Body in March 2006; and the text of the Convention concerning the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health and related papers.
Programme on Safety and Health at Work and the Environment (SafeWork), International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2006. CD-ROM.

CIS 06-1310 von Richthofen W.
Labour inspection - A guide to the profession
Inspecção do trabalho - Um guia da profissão [in Portuguese]
Portuguese translation of the manual indexed under CIS 02-1626. This manual on labour inspection is aimed at labour inspectors, labour inspection services, employers' and workers' organizations and their representatives in enterprises. It discusses current approaches to labour inspection, and identifies and analyses some of the best practices in labour inspection systems in ILO member states. Contents: background, evolution and context; inspections systems policy; inspection systems organization and management; sectoral aspects of labour inspection (child labour, small enterprises, agriculture, non-commercial services sector, construction, major hazards prevention, psychosocial hazards). An appendix includes the major international standards on labour inspection.
Inspecção-Geral do Trabalho, Praça de Alvalade 1, 1449-073 Lisboa, Portugal. 2006. 471p. 182 ref.

CIS 06-1307 Labour inspection. International Labour Conference, 95th Session, 2006
Inspection du travail. Conférence internationale du Travail, 95e session, 2006. [in French]
nspección del trabajo. Conferencia Internacional del Trabajo, 95.ª reunión, 2006 [in Spanish]
This report is based on reports provided by the governments of ILO member States which had not ratified either the Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No. 81), and the Labour Inspection (Agriculture) Convention, 1969 (No. 129), or the Protocol of 1995 to the Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No. 81). These countries were asked to report on the present state of their laws and practices in regard to the matters dealt with in these instruments, showing the extent to which effect has been given, or is proposed to be given, to the provisions of the instruments and stating the difficulties which prevent or delay their ratification. This survey attempts to describe the situation with regard to national laws and practices, in addition to the regional and international cooperation on labour inspection in the economic sectors covered by the instruments in question. Good practices are highlighted and difficulties that prevent or hinder the implementation of the provisions of these instruments are identified.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2006. x, 165p.
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/standards/relm/ilc/ilc95/pdf/rep-iii-1b.pdf [in English]
http://www.ilo.org/public/french/standards/relm/ilc/ilc95/pdf/rep-iii-1b.pdf [in French]
http://www.ilo.org/public/spanish/standards/relm/ilc/ilc95/pdf/rep-iii-1b.pdf [in Spanish]

CIS 06-1068 Labour inspection
Inspection du travail [in French]
Inspección del trabajo [in Spanish]
Findings of a general survey of the status of labour Inspection in ILO Member States, carried out by the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations for discussion during the 95th Session of the International Labour Conference (31 May - 16 June 2006). Contents: evolution of labour inspection from 1947 to the present; mandate of labour inspection; preventive functions of labour inspection; structure of the labour inspection system; labour inspection staff; resources of labour inspection; general inspection methods; prosecution and penalties for violation of legislation; report on the work of the labour inspectorate; ratification prospects.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2006. x, 165p. Price: EUR 10.95. Downloadable version free of charge.
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/standards/relm/ilc/ilc95/pdf/rep-iii-1b.pdf [in English]
http://www.ilo.org/public/french/standards/relm/ilc/ilc95/pdf/rep-iii-1b.pdf [in French]
http://www.ilo.org/public/spanish/standards/relm/ilc/ilc95/pdf/rep-iii-1b.pdf [in Spanish]

CIS 06-1026 Albracht G., Brückner B., Martín Daza F.
Integrated labour inspection training system (ILITS)
This document describes the ILO's Integrated Labour Inspection Training System, a modular approach to the training of labour inspectors. Contents: background to the development of the system; the role of labour inspection in a global economy and the challenges it faces; the concept of integrated labour inspection and functions and responsibilities of labour inspectorates; training policy for labour inspectors; the training model (objective, methodology, principles and pillars of training, training forms and contents, technical curricula, curriculum design, training the trainers and mentors, training in social skills and management, training of field inspectors); implementation of an integrated labour inspection system.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2006. 35p. Illus. 23 ref.

CIS 06-1025 Rice A.
A tool kit for labour inspectors: A model enforcement policy, a training and operations manual, a code of ethical behaviour
This tool kit comprises three basic tools for a modern labour inspection practice that is both efficient and effective: Revitalizing labour inspection - A model labour inspection enforcement policy; Principles and practice of labour inspection - A training and operations manual (provides information on planning and preparing for the inspection visit, conducting the inspection, follow-up and reporting and a note on the training of inspectors); and a Code of ethical behaviour for labour inspectors (covers corruption and its potential to impact on labour inspection).
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2006. ix, 85p.
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/region/eurpro/budapest/download/osh/toolkit.pdf [in English]

CIS 06-1069 Larcher G.
Plan for the modernization and development of labour inspection
Plan de modernisation et de développement de l'inspection du travail [in French]
Plan for the modernization and development of labour inspection presented by the Minister of state for employment, labour and the integration of young persons into the workforce. Its aim is to provide labour inspection with new powers of intervention through three measures: organizing administrative services so as to be supportive of labour inspection (teamwork); promoting and supporting labour inspection so as to ensure compliance in practice with labour laws; and the strengthening of labour inspection powers (through penalties).
Ministère délégué à l'emploi, au travail et à l'insertion professionnelle des jeunes, France, 2006. 8p. PDF document.
http://www.travail.gouv.fr/IMG/pdf/DP_Plan_modernisation_inpection_travail_mars06.pdf [in French]

2005

CIS 08-798 Labour inspection in the European Union - A short guide
The national labour inspectorates of the European Union Member States have responsibility for enforcing occupational safety and health legislation. This guide deals with the way in which these inspectorates carry out this responsibility in view of the wide differences in labour laws and social security regulations. For each of the 25 Member States, the guide describes the scope of responsibilities, organizational structure, assigned resources and working methodologies of the labour inspectorates. Links to chapters (in English, French and German) devoted to the labour inspectorates in individual states can be found here: http://ec.europa.eu/employment_social/health_safety/slic_en.htm.
European Commission, DG Employment and Social Affairs, Health, Safety and Hygiene at Work, Jean Monnet Building, 2920 Luxembourg, Nov. 2005. Approx 470p. Illus.

CIS 08-679
Health and Safety Executive
An evaluation of current legislative requirements for verification of elements critical to the safety of offshore installations
This report presents and discusses research undertaken to evaluate the effects of the amendment made in 1996 to the Offshore Installations (Safety Case) Regulations (1992) which introduced a requirement for the verification of the safety-critical elements of an offshore installation by an independent and competent person. Prior to the introduction of verification, offshore installations were required to have a Certificate of Fitness. The present work attempted to determine the difference in cost-benefit terms between the two regimes. However, there were insufficient cost data available to allow a meaningful quantitative comparison. Therefore, a revised methodology was implemented and qualitative data were collected by means of interviews and analysed to allow a subjective comparison of the two regimes. Recommendations for improvement of the verification process are proposed.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2005. xvi, 26p. Illus. 3 ref.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr397.pdf [in English]

CIS 07-62 Unity beyond differences: The need for an integrated labour inspection system (ILIS)
Einheit über die Unterschiede hinaus: die Notwendigkeit eines integrierten Gewerbeaufsichtssystems (ILIS - Integrated labour inspection system) [in German]
La diversité dans l'unité: vers un système intégré d'inspection du travail (SIIT) [in French]
La diversidad en la unidad: hacia un sistema integrado de inspección del trabajo (SIIT) [in Spanish]
Final report of a conference on labour inspection systems held in Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxembourg, on 9-11 March 2005. Topics presented: need for strengthening labour inspection in a global economy; presentation of the Luxembourg Labour and Mines Inspectorate; towards a holistic approach to safety, health and work; strategies of the ILO and the European Union; importance of a tripartite partnership; role models of good practice in several countries (Vietnam, Brazil, South Africa, Kenya); ILO audit activities (Luxembourg, Serbia, Russia); examples of good practices at the company level; ratification and implementation of ILO conventions.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2005. 35p. Illus.
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/safework/labinsp/luxconf_rep.pdf [in English]
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/safework/labinsp/luxconf_rep_f.pdf [in French]
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/safework/labinsp/luxconf_rep_s.pdf [in Spanish]
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/safework/labinsp/luxconf_rep_g.pdf [in German]

CIS 07-60 Demaret L.
The global challenges of labour inspection
Les grands défis mondiaux de l'inspection du travail [in French]
Los grandes desafíos mundiales de la inspección del trabajo [in Spanish]
This publication on labour inspection consists of a collection of articles grouped under the following headings: global challenges of labour inspection (including issues of globalization, the workplace and health, labour-management relations, the informal economy and difficulties faced by labour inspection); labour inspection in various countries and regions (including reports on Africa, Brazil, Singapore, Australia, Western Europe and Russia); integrated labour inspection systems (ILO strategy, steps for strengthening labour inspection, presentation of the International Association of Labour Inspection).
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2005. viii, 84p. Bibl.ref. Price: CHF 15.00.
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/dialogue/actrav/publ/140/140.pdf [in English]
http://www.ilo.org/public/french/dialogue/actrav/publ/140/140.pdf [in French]
http://www.ilo.org/public/spanish/dialogue/actrav/publ/140/140.pdf [in Spanish]

CIS 07-4 Regulations implementing the law concerning labour inspection and labour relations [Switzerland - Geneva]
Règlement d'application de la loi sur l'inspection et les relations du travail (RIRT) [Suisse - Genève] [in French]
Cantonal regulation implementing the 2004 law concerning labour inspection.
Internet document, 2005. 17p.
http://www.ge.ch/legislation/rsg/f/s/rsg_J1_05P01.html [in French]

CIS 06-1336 Developing an inspection policy and improving the organization and mode of operation of labour inspection
Développer une politique d'inspection, et améliorer l'organisation et le fonctionnement opérationnel de l'inspection du travail [in French]
This CD-ROM is aimed at persons interested in occupational safety and health in French-speaking African countries. It brings together the contents of a course entitled "Developing an inspection policy, and improving the organization and the mode of operation of labour inspection", held firstly at the ILO's International Training Centre in Turin (Italy) and later at the ILO's headquarters in Geneva (Switzerland) from 14 to 25 November 2005, within the framework of the social protection training programme. Contents: course description and schedule; contents of the presentations and supporting materials; national reports (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Gabon, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Central African Republic, Senegal, Chad, Togo).
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2005. CD-ROM containing documents in HTML and PDF formats.

CIS 06-1306 Unity beyond differences: The need for an integrated labour inspection system (ILIS)
Einheit über die Unterschiede Hinaus: die Notwendigkeit eines integrierten Gewerbeaufsichtssystems [in German]
La diversité dans l'unité: vers un système intégré d'inspection du travail (SIIT) [in French]
La diversidad en la unidad: hacia un sistema integrado de inspección del trabajo (SIIT) [in Spanish]
Proceedings of a conference on the need for an integrated labour inspection system held in Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxembourg, 9-11 March 2005. The conference highlighted the importance of strengthening labour inspection systems throughout the world. Topics covered include: towards a holistic approach to safety, health and work; the EU and ILO and the establishment of a safety culture; the changing world of work and the continuing challenge for a tripartite partnership; towards an effective competent authority concept in labour inspection; models of good practice; national strategies: ILO audit activities; a multidisciplinary approach at company level; ratification and implementation of ILO Conventions.
Inspection du Travail et des Mines (ITM), BP 27, 2010 Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, 2005. Internet document.
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/safework/labinsp/luxconf_rep.pdf [in English]
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/safework/labinsp/luxconf_rep_f.pdf [in French]
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/safework/labinsp/luxconf_rep_s.pdf [in Spanish]
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/safework/labinsp/luxconf_rep_g.pdf [in German]

CIS 06-1309 Fair globalization - safe workplace: Policies, strategies and practices for sustainable development
Proceedings of a conference on fair globalization, safety at work and policies, strategies and practices for sustainable development held in Düsseldorf, Germany, 24-26 October 2005. The theme of the conference was strategies for reaching the goal of decent work for all through consolidated commitments at all levels and stronger labour inspection services worldwide. Topics covered include: experiences in technical cooperation for sustainable development; OSH economics and social balance in a globalized world; OSH and corporate social responsibility; corporate health policy; musculoskeletal prevention; regulation of dangerous substances; innovative concepts for safety at work; OSH in small enterprises; work safety culture building; ILO strategies for labour inspection; effective enforcement of integrated labour inspection policy; occupational health and equity.
International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2005. Internet document.
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/safework/labinsp/dussconf/index.htm [in English]

CIS 06-1293 The global challenges of labour inspection
Les grands défis mondiaux de l'inspection du travail [in French]
Los grandes desafíos mundiales de la inspección del trabajo [in Spanish]
Collection of papers which examine paths towards more efficient labour inspection. Papers include: globalization, workplace and health; unions and labour inspection; the informal economy; experiences of labour inspection in Africa, Brazil, Singapore, Australia, Western Europe, Russia and the CIS; integrated labour inspection systems and the strategy of the ILO; steps for strengthening labour inspection; the International Association of Labour Inspection (IALI).
Labour Education, ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2005. viii, 84p. Illus. Bibl. ref.
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/dialogue/actrav/publ/140/140.pdf [in English]
http://www.ilo.org/public/spanish/dialogue/actrav/publ/140/140.pdf [in Spanish]
http://www.ilo.org/public/french/dialogue/actrav/publ/140/140.pdf [in French]

CIS 06-1135 Inspection and reports
This data sheet sets out mandatory requirements for inspection and reporting on construction sites. It covers the inspection of: excavations, cofferdams and caissons, existing places of work, work platforms, collective fall arrest systems, personal fall protection systems, ladders and stepladders.
HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS, United Kingdom, rev. ed. 2005. 4p.

CIS 06-790 Unity beyond differences: The need for an integrated labour inspection system (ILIS)
Einheit über die Unterschiede hinaus: die Notwendigkeit eines integrierten Gewerbeaufsichts-Systems [in German]
La diversité dans l'unité: vers un système intégré d'inspection du travail (SIIT) [in French]
La diversidad en la unidad: Hacia un sistema integrado de inspección del trabajo (SIIT) [in Spanish]
Report of a conference on the promotion of an integrated labour inspection system held in collaboration with the ILO in Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxembourg, 9-11 March 2005. Topics discussed include: a holistic approach to safety, health and work; EU and ILO strategies for the establishment of a safety culture; and tripartite partnership in the changing world of work. Includes examples of good practice in the implementation of integrated labour inspection systems at the national and company level.
Labour and Mines Inspectorate, BP 27, 2010 Luxembourg, 2005. 34p. Illus.
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/safework/labinsp/luxconf_rep_g.pdf [in German]
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/safework/labinsp/luxconf_rep.pdf [in English]
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/safework/labinsp/luxconf_rep_s.pdf [in Spanish]
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/safework/labinsp/luxconf_rep_f.pdf [in French]

CIS 06-545 Rutkowski T.
Public supervision of working conditions: Guide
Społeczny nadzór nad warunkami pracy: Informator [in Polish]
The principles and organization governing the public supervision of working conditions are described. Also covers trade union rights with regard to occupational safety and the rights and responsibilities of social labour inspectors.
Państwowa Inspekcja Pracy, ul. Krucza 38/42, 00-926 Warszawa, Poland, 2005. 88p. 8 ref.

CIS 06-526 Guidelines for labour inspection in forestry
Principes directeurs pour l'inspection du travail dans la foresterie [in French]
Directrices sobre la inspección del trabajo en la silvicultura [in Spanish]
These guidelines describe international labour standards in forestry and provide guidance for labour inspectors on organizing an inspection, the inspection in practice, assessing working conditions and labour practices, feedback of results and follow-up. Introductory chapters cover the management of labour standards in forestry and the implementation of international labour conventions, including those relating to the prohibition of forced labour, child labour and occupational safety and health. Annexes include sample checklists for forestry management and inspectors.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2005. xiii, 104p. Price: CHF 30.00.

2004

CIS 08-1254 Investigation - Interactive CD-ROM on ships' inspection
Investigation - CD-ROM interactif sur l'inspection des navires [in French]
Investigation - CD-ROM interactivo sobre la inspección de los buques [in Spanish]
The aim of this interactive CD-ROM on ships' inspection is for use in the initial training of maritime labour inspectors, by confronting them with real cases as encountered on board. Contents: arriving on board; checking the ship's documents; crew accommodation; prevention of accidents; garbage storage and disposal; engine room and workshops.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2004. CD-ROM. Requires installation of QuickTime (included).

CIS 08-44 Von Richthofen W.
Labour inspection - A guide to the profession
Pengawasan ketenagakerjaan - Panduan profesi [in Indonesian]
Laodang jiancha - Jiancha zhiye zhinan [in Chinese]
Translations into Indonesian and Chinese of the manual indexed under CIS 02-1626. This manual on labour inspection is aimed at labour inspectors, labour inspection services, employers' and workers' organizations and their representatives in enterprises. It discusses current approaches to labour inspection, and identifies and analyses some of the best practices in labour inspection systems in ILO member states. Contents: background, evolution and context; inspections systems policy; inspection systems organization and management; sectorial aspects of labour inspection (child labour, small enterprises, agriculture, non-commercial services sector, construction, major hazards prevention, psychosocial hazards). An appendix includes the major international standards on labour inspection.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2007. xxi, 411p. 192 ref. (Indonesian version); 2004, 310p, 192 ref. (Chinese version).

CIS 07-1041 von Richthofen W.
Labour inspection - A guide to the profession
Inspekcja pracy - Przewodnik po profesji [in Polish]
Thanh tra lao đông huóng dân chuyên ngành [in Vietnamese]
Translations in Polish and Vietnamese of the manual indexed under CIS 02-1626. This manual on labour inspection is aimed at labour inspectors, labour inspection services, employers' and workers' organizations and their representatives in enterprises. It discusses current approaches to labour inspection, and identifies and analyses some of the best practices in labour inspection systems in ILO member states. Contents: background, evolution and context; inspections systems policy; inspection systems organization and management; sectoral aspects of labour inspection (child labour, small enterprises, agriculture, non-commercial services sector, construction, major hazards prevention, psychosocial hazards). An appendix includes the major international standards on labour inspection.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2004. xv, 397p. (Polish), xix, 492p. (Vietnamese). 182 ref.

CIS 07-1040 von Richthofen W.
Labour inspection - A guide to the profession
La inspección de trabajo - Guía de la profesión [in Spanish]
Spanish translation of the manual indexed under CIS 02-1626. This manual on labour inspection is aimed at labour inspectors, labour inspection services, employers' and workers' organizations and their representatives in enterprises. It discusses current approaches to labour inspection, and identifies and analyses some of the best practices in labour inspection systems in ILO member states. Contents: background, evolution and context; inspections systems policy; inspection systems organization and management; sectoral aspects of labour inspection (child labour, small enterprises, agriculture, non-commercial services sector, construction, major hazards prevention, psychosocial hazards). An appendix includes the major international standards on labour inspection.
Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales, Agustín de Bethencourt 11, 28003 Madrid, Spain, 2003. 533p. 182 ref.

CIS 07-1039 von Richthofen W.
Labour inspection - A guide to the profession
Laodong jiancha: Jiancha zhiye zhinan [in Chinese]
Chinese translation of the manual indexed under CIS 02-1626. This manual on labour inspection is aimed at labour inspectors, labour inspection services, employers' and workers' organizations and their representatives in enterprises. It discusses current approaches to labour inspection, and identifies and analyses some of the best practices in labour inspection systems in ILO member states. Contents: background, evolution and context; inspections systems policy; inspection systems organization and management; sectoral aspects of labour inspection (child labour, small enterprises, agriculture, non-commercial services sector, construction, major hazards prevention, psychosocial hazards). An appendix includes the major international standards on labour inspection.
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 2004. vi, 310p. 182 ref.

CIS 07-555 Kingdom of Swaziland - Department of Labour - Annual report 2004
Annual report of the Department of Labour, Swaziland for 2004. Contents includes: workmen's compensation and statistics on occupational accidents and injuries; activities of the Factories Inspectorate; industrial and vocational training;
Department of Labour, P.O. Box 198, Mbabane, Swaziland, 2004. xi, 112p. Illus.

CIS 07-540 Lindblom L., Hansson S.O.
Evaluating workplace inspections
This article introduces a theoretical framework for the evaluation of workplace inspections with respect to their effects on working conditions. The choice of a concept of efficiency is discussed, and its relation to criteria for a good working environment is clarified. It is concluded that in order to obtain reliable information on the effects of different inspection methods, it is necessary to perform controlled comparative studies in which different methods are used in different workplaces. The studies that are available provide sufficient evidence that inspections can increase compliance with regulations and that they can also increase workplace safety, but not much can be concluded about the relative efficiency of different inspection methods.
Policy and Practice in Health and Safety, 2004, Vol.2, No.2, p.77-91. Illus. 50 ref.

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