Publications and technical tools

2000

  1. The Economics of Safety, Health, and Well-Being at Work: An Overview

    01 May 2000

    Occupational injury and illness are matters of health, but they are also matters of economics, since they stem from work, and work is an economic activity. The purpose of this paper will be to indicate the most important contributions economic analysis has made to our understanding and management of OSH, and to suggest directions for future work in this area.

  2. Labour Education 2000/1-2, Nos. 118/119

    01 January 2000

    Top on the agenda: Health and dafety in agriculture

  3. Fact sheet on the Revised (2000) Edition of the ILO International Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconioses

    01 January 2000

1999

  1. The Economic Viewpoint in Occupational Safety and Health Supervision - Memorandum

    01 November 1999

  2. Improvement of working conditions and environment in the informal sector through safety and health measures

    01 July 1999

1998

  1. Safety in the use of radiofrequency dielectric heaters and sealers. A practical guide (OSH 71)

    23 March 1998

    Covers the following topics: radiofrequency (RF) and electromagnetic radiation, sources, exposure and energy absorption, RF biological effects, occupational RF exposure standards and guidelines, exposure assessment, control technology, work practices and administrative controls, design and installation considerations, and medical surveillance.

  2. Safety in the use of radiofrequency dielectric heaters and sealers

    01 January 1998

    This document discusses the technical aspects of developing control technology that may be used to limit exposure of workers to emissions of radiofrequency (RF) electric and magnetic fields from dielectric heaters and sealers, RF heaters. This guide provides practical methods to install, design or retrofit this type of equipment which will minimize the user's exposure to RF fields.

  3. Technical and ethical guidelines for workers' health surveillance

    01 January 1998

    The purpose of these guidelines is to assist all those who have responsibilities to design, establish, implement and manage workers' health surveillance schemes that will facilitate preventive action towards ensuring a healthy and safe working environment for all. As ILO guidelines, they are not a legally binding document; rather, they constitute practical recommendations.

1997

  1. IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans: Silica

    20 May 1997

  2. Health impact of occupational risks in the informal sector in Zimbabwe

    01 January 1997

    The report outlines information from the literature on the sector, the jobs and work environment problems it involves and documented information on occupational injury and illness.

1994

  1. Visual display units: Radiation protection guidance

    01 January 1994

    The purpose of this guide is to provide an analysis of the data from surveys and measurements of radiation emissions from visual display units (VDUs), relate this to existing data on scientific biological effects and reach a conclusion regarding the safety of VDUs with respect to radiation emissions. The book is intended for the use of the competent authorities, employers and workers and their organizations, occupational safety and health specialists and VDU operators.

1993

  1. Preventing stress at work (Conditions of work digest 2/92)

    29 March 1993

    The Conditions of Work Digest on preventing stress at work is essential reading for policy-makers in government agencies, employers' and workers' organizations, health professionals, trainers, consultants, managers and workers' representatives concerned with this complex and challenging problem.

  2. The use of lasers in the workplace

    01 January 1993

  3. Occupational Safety and Health Glossary

    01 January 1993

    The glossary is aimed at translators, interpreters and safety and health practitioners who need to read or write professional literature in more than one language.

1987

  1. Alcohol and drugs. Programmes of assistance for workers (Conditions of work digest 1/87)

    20 May 1987

    Reviews policies and guidelines developed by governments, employers organisations and trade unions, and describes current employee assistance programmes in 15 countries. Lists institutions which can provide information and assistance in setting up such programmes, and includes guidelines for their establishment.