Training materials

2012

  1. Instructional material

    The SOLVE training package: Integrating health promotion into workplace OSH policies

    18 April 2012

    The material covers the management of health promotion at the workplace to deal with nine topics: stress and economic stress, violence, tobacco and smoke-free workplaces, alcohol and drugs, nutrition, physical activity, healthy sleep and HIV/AIDS. The package includes a participant's workbook, a trainer’s guide, lesson plans and a CD-ROM with presentations and background material.

  2. Practical improvements for stress prevention in the workplace

    Stress prevention at work checkpoints

    01 January 2012

    This manual aims at reviewing workplace stress issues. It includes easy-to-apply checkpoints for identifying stressors in working life and mitigating their harmful effects. It is hoped that workers and employers will be able to use the checkpoints to detect causes of stress at work and take effective measures to address them.

2010

  1. Second edition

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

    01 July 2010

    The manual aims at reducing work-related accidents and diseases and improving safety, health and working conditions. The checkpoints offer practical, low-cost solutions to ergonomic problems, particularly for small and medium-sized enterprises. This second edition features revised text, additional checkpoints and new, full-colour illustrations.

  2. Instructional material

    Labour Inspection: what it is and what it does. A guide for workers.

    08 June 2010

    The Guide for Employers and the Guide for Workers will particularly prove useful as good knowledge of the labour inspection issues and implications can contribute to national progress through its efforts in preventing accidents at work, protecting workers and improving their working conditions. Efficient labour inspectorates have the potential to enhance labour productivity by guaranteeing a decent working environment. This is in the interest of both workers and employers alike.

  3. Instructional material

    Labour Inspection: what it is and what it does. A guide for employers.

    08 June 2010

    The Guide for Employers and the Guide for Workers will particularly prove useful as good knowledge of the labour inspection issues and implications can contribute to national progress through its efforts in preventing accidents at work, protecting workers and improving their working conditions. Efficient labour inspectorates have the potential to enhance labour productivity by guaranteeing a decent working environment. This is in the interest of both workers and employers alike.

  4. Instructional material

    Building modern and effective labour inspection systems

    07 June 2010

    This training package on “Building modern and effective labour inspection systems” is the result of a close and practical cooperation between the ILO and the International Training Centre, which believe that the importance of labour inspection in promoting decent work is more and more recognized as a fundamental tool of good governance. Through the international labour standards framework and with this training module, the ILO aims to strengthen labour inspection systems with a view towards ensuring compliance with labour laws and sound labour inspection policies.

  5. Instructional material

    Training package in occupational safety and health for the construction industry

    01 June 2010

2006

  1. Instructional material

    Tackling hazardous child labour in agriculture: Guidance on policy and practice

    01 October 2006

    This toolkit has been produced to help policy-makers ensure that agriculture is a priority sector for the elimination of child labour. The guidebooks included in this package provide policy-makers and stakeholder organizations with information and ideas needed to plan, formulate and implement policies and programmes to tackle hazardous child labour in agriculture.

  2. Instructional material

    Work Improvement for Safe Home (WISH): Action manual for improving safety, health and working conditions of home workers

    01 January 2006

    The WISH action manual is designed to provide home workers with practical, easy-to-implement ideas to improve their safety, health and working conditions. These improvements will also contribute to higher productivity and efficiency of their work and promote active participation and cooperation of home workers in the same workplace or in the same community.

  3. Instructional material

    A tool kit for labour inspectors: A model enforcement policy, a training and operations manual, a code of ethical behaviour

    01 January 2006

    The toolkit provides three basic tools necessary for a modern labour inspection practice that is both efficient and effective. It is hoped that the Policy, the Manual and the Code will become the useful, standard reference texts for labour inspection and labour inspectors in many countries.

  4. Instructional material

    Integrated Labour Inspection Training System (ILITS)

    01 January 2006

    High standards of inspector training are essential for the pivotal role of labour inspection if decent work is to be promoted at the enterprise level, especially with all the challenge arising from a rapidly changing world of work. ILITS provides a new modular approach to such training.

2005

  1. Training programme on safety, health and working conditions in agriculture

    Work Improvement in Neighbourhood Development (WIND)

    01 August 2005

    This WIND manual consists of 42 checkpoints useful for improving safety, health and working conditions in agriculture. Special focus is placed on easy-to-implement solutions and learning from existing local good examples. The ideas you will find in this manual are concrete, practical and can be implemented at low-cost.

  2. Instructional material

    A handbook on HIV/AIDS for labour and factory inspectors

    01 February 2005

    This handbook aims to help labour inspectors deal with the issue of HIV/AIDS. It establishes the links between the key principles and core responsibilities of labour inspectorates and the management of HIV/AIDS at the workplace. It includes training activities and practical tools to help inspectors integrate HIV/AIDS in their work.

  3. Instructional material

    Framework guidelines for addressing workplace violence in the health sector: The training manual

    01 January 2005

    This manual is a practical, user-friendly tool that builds on the policy approach of the Framework Guidelines. Representatives of governments, employers and workers would be well served to use the manual in training situations, so as to encourage social dialogue among health sector stakeholders and develop, in consultation, approaches to address violence in the workplace.

2004

  1. Instructional material

    Work Improvements in Small Enterprises (WISE) - Package for trainers

    01 January 2004

    This training package is aimed at upgrading the skills of WISE trainers in Asia who conduct training courses and provide technical assistance for local small enterprises. It helps both entrepreneurs and workers benefit from the productivity gain and safety and health improvements. Its six basic training principles are: build on local practice; focus on achievements; link working conditions with other management goals; use learning-by-doing; encourage exchange of experience; promote workers’ involvement.

  2. Instructional material

    Health, safety and environment: A series of trade union education manuals for agricultural workers

    01 January 2004

    This series of manuals has been developed to help union affiliates representing agricultural workers to tackle health, safety and environmental problems (HS&E), through their training programmes.

2002

  1. Instructional material

    Combating child labour: A handbook for labour inspectors

    01 January 2002

    This handbook will be a most useful instrument for labour inspectors in that it provides an overview of what their role can be with respect to child labour, and shows how to focus in on the problem, not only in the urban factory or establishment, but the informal sector workshops, rural communities and fields as well.

1999

  1. Instructional material

    Participatory Action Training for Informal Sector (PATRIS): Trainer's guide

    01 March 1999

    This brief guide explains how to organise and carry out training designed to improve safety, health and working conditions in the informal sector workplaces by using the attached training materials.

  2. Instructional material

    Participatory Action Training for Informal Sector (PATRIS): Operator's manual

    01 March 1999

    This manual shows how to take simple, effective, and low-cost action which improves safety and health at the workplace and at the same time raises productivity. The training method encourages owners and operators to make concrete improvements at the shop-floor level.

1998

  1. Practical ideas for owners and managers of small and medium-sized enterprises

    Improving working conditions and productivity in the garment industry: An action manual

    01 January 1998

    Aiming to help with the productivity and efficiency of garment-producing enterprises, this manual suggests practical ideas for the design, materials, safety, welfare and maintenance of the business. It also presents procedures and examples for identifying and assessing productivity.