Training materials

The ILO develops practical and easy to use training materials and methods that provide adequate occupational safety and health (OSH) capacities. They help users identify key priorities, elaborate coherent and relevant strategies, establish effective and efficient practices, and implement national OSH programmes. The training tools are aimed at management, supervisors, workers and their representatives, government officials, and all those concerned with workers' safety and health.

The instructional materials introduce the concepts of hazard, risk and prevention as one of the effective means to build a strong and sustained preventative safety and health culture. Many focus on the “train-the trainer” approach. A number of training packages have been used in several countries resulting in concrete OSH improvements at national and enterprise levels. They are made widely available through technical cooperation activities and training programmes.

Creating safe and healthy workplaces

  1. This app series is a new digital tool for improving occupational safety and health in the workplace. Users can explore illustrated descriptions of each checkpoint and create interactive checklists tailored to their workplace. Each app also includes best practice recommendations for taking action and implementing effective improvements.

  2. Stress Prevention

    50 easy-to-implement checkpoints for identifying sources of stress in the workplace and mitigating their harmful effects.

  3. Ergonomics

    132 realistic and flexible solutions to ergonomic problems, applicable across a whole range of workplace situations.

  4. Ergonomics in Agriculture

    100 practical actions to improve safety and health and increase productivity, tailored for rural and agricultural settings.

  1. 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.