Publications and technical tools


  1. Using the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work - Guidelines for the transport sector

    01 January 2005

    These guidelines use the code of practice on HIV/AIDS, and its accompanying training manual. The present guidelines for the transport sector look first (in Section I) at some of the specific problems facing transport – the emphasis is on road transport but consideration is also given to other transport industries. They then present an overview of initiatives that have been taken, first at the legal and policy level then at the workplace, to address the occupational and behavioural risks associated with transport. Section II incorporates examples of action and guidance based on lessons learnt. The final section takes the reader through the code of practice and training manual, and shows where transport sector operators and authorities can find relevant provisions, explanations and advice to help them develop and implement HIV/AIDS programmes.

  2. Health surveillance for those exposed to respirable crystalline silica (RCS)

    01 January 2005

    COSHH essentials: General guidance

  3. C 81 Labour Inspection Convention and C 129 Labour Inspection (Agriculture) Convention

    01 January 2005

  4. Joint ILO/WHO guidelines on health services and HIV/AIDS

    01 January 2005

    The purpose of these guidelines is to promote the sound management of HIV/AIDS in health services, including the prevention of occupational exposure. Furthermore, the purpose is to ensure that health-care workers have decent, safe and healthy working conditions, while ensuring effective care that respects the needs and rights of patients, especially those living with HIV/AIDS. These guidelines rest on the basic principle that the process of policy development and implementation should be the result of consultation and collaboration between all concerned parties, based on social dialogue and including, to the extent possible, persons and workers living with HIV/AIDS. They take a rights-based approach to HIV/AIDS, as promoted by the Declaration of Commitment and the international community at large, expanding on ILO and WHO HIV/AIDS and occupational safety and health instruments.

  5. Sexual harassment at work: National and international responses, Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 2

    01 January 2005

  6. The issues of fatigue and working time in the road transport sector

    01 January 2005

    Working Paper 232

  7. Good Industrial Relations in the Oil Industry in the United Kingdom

    01 January 2005

    Working paper 203

  8. Baseline study of labour practices on large construction sites in the United Republic of Tanzania

    01 January 2005

    Working Paper 225


  1. A promotional framework for occupational safety and health. Report 93 IV (1)

    29 July 2004

    Gives an overview on national occupational safety and health (OSH) programmes and systems as well as on ways of promoting a safety culture. Includes the questionnaire requesting member States to provide their views concerning the scope and content of the possible OSH instrument. Lists relevant ILO Conventions and Recommendations.

  2. HIV/AIDS and work: global estimates, impact and response

    21 July 2004

    Presents estimates of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the labour force and working age population in fifty countries. Outlines policy measures, including workplace-based prevention and antiretroviral therapy.

  3. Healthy beginnings: Guidance on safe maternity at work

    06 May 2004

    Based on the ILO Maternity Protection Convention (2000, No. 183) and the Maternity Protection Recommendation (No. 191) that supports it. Sets out the practical steps involved in protecting the woman worker and her child where the worker is: (a) working during pregnancy; (b) has recently given birth; (c) returning to work after pregnancy; or (d) breastfeeding, or seeking to breastfeed when she returns to work.

  4. SARS - Practical and administrative responses to an infectious disease in the workplace

    01 March 2004

  5. Workplace smoking: A review of national and local practical and regulatory measures

    01 March 2004

    This working paper, based to a large extent on an informal survey carried out by ILO SafeWork in 2003, sets out to provide an overview of attitudes, legislation and practices related to smoke-free workplaces in different parts of the world. It could serve as a background paper for further ILO tripartite discussions leading up to a new international instrument.

  6. Report of the WHO technical meeting on sleep and health

    24 January 2004

    Bonn, Germany, 22-24 January 2004

  7. Women workers and gender issues on occupational safety and health - information note

    01 January 2004

    Information note by Valentina Forastieri Coordinator Cluster on Health Promotion and Training International Programme on Safety Health and the Environment

  8. IMO Guidelines for the Development of the Ship Recycling Plan

    01 January 2004


  1. Joint ILO/WHO Committee on Occupational Health - Report

    09 December 2003

  2. Preventing and responding to violence at work

    08 September 2003

    Provides guidance on how to design, implement, and evaluate workplace violence prevention programmes and policies.

  3. ILO standards-related activities in the area of occupational safety and health: An in-depth study for discussion with a view to the elaboration of a plan of action for such activities

    26 May 2003

    Based on a survey carried out among ILO constituents, this report is aimed at examining the impact, coherence and relevance of ILO standards and related activities in the area of occupational safety and health and to develop a consensus on a plan of action to increase their impact.

  4. Safety in numbers: Pointers for a global safety culture at work

    28 April 2003

    On the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, we put the spotlight on promoting safety at work. This report sets out the challenges that we face and points the way ahead. Awareness must be accompanied by engagement and action. Working together with our constituents and other relevant actors, the ILO looks forward to being part of a renewed effort to promote safe work worldwide.