Training materials


  1. Instructional material

    Prevention and mitigation of COVID-19 at work for small and medium-sized enterprises ACTION CHECKLIST

    21 August 2020

    This document aims to provide basic knowledge about the workplace prevention of COVID-19, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, that is spreading worldwide. It provides small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with an Action Checklist to assess COVID-19 risks and information for taking measures to protect the safety and health of their workers.

  2. Instructional material

    Managing work-related psychosocial risks during the COVID-19 pandemic

    22 June 2020

    The purpose of this guide is to provide employers and managers with key elements to consider when assessing psychosocial risks and implementing preventive measures to protect the health and well-being of workers in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  3. Instructional material

    Practical guide for the prevention and mitigation of COVID-19 in agriculture

    04 June 2020

    This guide aims to provide practical guidance for the prevention and mitigation of coronavirus transmission (COVID-19) in agricultural activities. These recommendations should be considered as a complement to any rules, regulations or directives issued by each country.

  4. Instructional material

    Safe Return to Work: Ten Action Points

    21 May 2020

    This tool provides guidance to employers, workers and their representatives on preventive measures for a safe return to work in the context of COVID-19, conforming to well established ILO principles and methods on occupational safety and health risk management.

  5. Instructional material

    Prevention and Mitigation of COVID-19 at Work ACTION CHECKLIST

    16 April 2020

    Prevention and mitigation of COVID-19 in workplaces requires effective processes of risk assessment and risk management. This tool offers a simple and collaborative approach to assess COVID-19 risks as a step to take measures to protect the safety and health of workers.

  6. Instructional material

    Participatory Action-Oriented Training (PAOT)

    10 February 2020

    PAOT is a practical method of stimulating and supporting workplace initiatives in grassroots workplaces relying on self-help voluntary actions.


  1. Instructional material

    Improving OSH for Young Workers: A Self-Training Package

    22 October 2019

    The ILO has prepared this self-training package in order to strengthen the capacity of governments, employers, workers (including young workers) and their organizations to improve OSH management for young workers through the assessment and implementation of strategies and actions through national OSH systems.

  2. Safety and Health of E-waste Workers

    Work Improvement for Safe Home: Action manual for improving safety and health of E-waste workers

    29 May 2019

    An illustrated manual that aims to assist e-waste workers in improving their safety, health and productivity and shows many low-cost ideas that e-waste workers can easily adopt by using locally-available materials.

  3. Instructional material

    Online toolkit of resources to support member States in ratifying up-to-date standards on OSH in construction and mining

    29 March 2019

    The Standards Review Mechanism Tripartite Working Group (SRM TWG) was established in 2015 to review the ILO’s international labour standards. Through this body, the ILO’s tripartite constituents aim to ensure that the Organization’s body of standards is robust and responsive to the constantly changing patterns of the world of work, for the purpose of the protection of workers and taking into account the needs of sustainable enterprises.


  1. Instructional material

    Generation Safe & Healthy - Key Messages

    28 April 2018

  2. Work Improvements in Small Enterprises

    Global Manual for WISE - Work Improvements in Small Enterprises

    14 March 2018

    The Global Manual for WISE is designed to assist employers and workers in small enterprises from the manufacturing sector in creating safe, healthy and productive workplaces.

  3. Instructional material

    Strategic Compliance Resource Page

    14 March 2018

    Strategic Compliance, Labour Inspection, LABADMIN/OSH

  4. Instructional material

    International Labour Law and Domestic Law: A training manual for judges, lawyers and legal educators: Occupational safety and health

    21 February 2018

    This publication provides an in-depth examination of international labour standards relating to occupational safety and health and other relevant international instruments, as well as concrete illustrations of how these can be used to settle labour disputes involving occupational safety and health.


  1. Instructional material

    Portworker Development Programme in Bulk Terminals

    04 March 2017


  1. Instructional material

    HealthWISE - Work Improvement in Health Services

    31 July 2014

    HealthWISE is a practical, participatory quality improvement tool for health facilities. The HealthWISE package consists of an Action Manual and a Trainers' Guide to combine action and learning. Topics include occupational safety and health, personnel management and environmental health.

  2. Work Improvement in Neighbourhood Development

    Global manual for WIND: Practical approaches for improving safety, health and working conditions in agriculture

    14 April 2014

    This global manual is a culmination of the most recent developments in the WIND training programme collected from different parts of the world. It constitutes a practical and effective tool to support continuous efforts to materialize safety and health at work for families and communities. This new version of the manual is aimed at all potential users, targeted at the global level, beyond country and region.

  3. Second edition

    Ergonomic checkpoints in agriculture: Practical and easy-to-implement solutions for improving safety, health and working conditions

    21 March 2014

    This manual presents practical solutions for improvements in agricultural work and rural life from an ergonomics point of view. The checkpoints it lists are intended to be used as a means to improve existing working and living conditions, for better safety, health and efficiency in agricultural and rural settings.


  1. Instructional material

    HIV and AIDS: Guidelines for the mining sector

    01 November 2013

    This publication which was prepared jointly by the HIV/AIDS and the World of Work Branch (ILOAIDS) and the Sectoral Activities Department (SECTOR) is meant to assist stakeholders in the mining sector in strengthening their response to HIV and AIDS.

  2. Instructional material

    Training package on workplace risk assessment and management for small and medium-sized enterprises

    07 June 2013

    This training package on risk assessment and management at the workplace seeks primarily to empower owners and managers of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to take action themselves to improve safety and health conditions in their workplaces.


  1. Instructional material

    Good practices in labour inspection: The rural sector with special attention to agriculture

    03 June 2012

    This collection of good practices represents a useful tool for labour inspectors, workers and employers with a view to better understanding the implications and complexities of a labour inspection system in the rural sector with specific attention to agriculture.