Publications and technical tools


  1. The Joint WHO-ILO-UNAIDS policy guidelines on improving health workers’ access to HIV and TB prevention, treatment, care and support services: A guidance note

    25 November 2010

    Health workers often lack adequate access to preventive measures such as personal protective supplies or equipments as well as treatment access. The Joint WHO-ILO-UNAIDS 14-point policy guidelines have been developed to respond to this need and contribute to the promotion of universal access to HIV and TB prevention, treatment, care and support.

  2. Flyer for Ergonomic checkpoints. Second edition

    15 July 2010

  3. Approaches to Attribution of Detrimental Health Effects to Occupational Ionizing Radiation Exposure and their Application in Compensation Programmes for Cancer (OSH 73)

    23 June 2010

    Jointly published by three international organizations with mandates relating to occupational health and ionizing radiation - the ILO, IAEA and WHO - the publication will be useful for national authorities, trade unions, employers and other parties with an interest in ensuring an equitable approach to workers' compensation.

  4. Alcohol and drug problems at work - The shift to prevention

    13 May 2010

    This document is a practical manual to setting up and managing substance abuse prevention programmes in the enterprise. It describes the physiological effects of alcohol and drugs and the problems relating to intoxication, regular use and dependency as they affect the workplace. It presents a step-by-step guidance on designing, implementing and sustaining prevention programmes. It also provides examples of alcohol and drug policies from companies around the world, useful checklists, self-assessment tools and an extensive list of Internet, print and audiovisual resources. The document was prepared in collaboration with the United Nations Office of Drug Control and Crime Prevention (UNODC).

  5. WARM: Work Adjustment for Recycling and Managing Waste

    11 May 2010

    Action manual for waste collectors and communities to promote their joint actions in improving safety, health and efficiency in waste collection and management.

  6. Joint WHO/ILO policy guidelines on improving health worker access to prevention, treatment and care services for HIV and TB

    28 April 2010

    The primary purpose of these guidelines is to draw together previously developed clinical and policy guidelines, along with recent evidence, into a coherent set of recommendations that aim to provide improved access of health workers to HIV and TB services.

  7. ILO List of Occupational Diseases (revised 2010)

    25 March 2010

    This new list of occupational diseases reflects the state-of-the-art development in the identification and recognition of occupational diseases in the world of today. It indicates clearly where prevention and protection should take place. This ILO list represents the latest worldwide consensus on diseases which are internationally accepted as caused by work. This list can serve as a model for the establishment, review and revision of national lists of occupational diseases. The world’s working population and their families will benefit from this new list.

  8. On the right track - A training toolkit on HIV/AIDS for the railway sector

    01 January 2010


  1. Developing the WIND training programme in Asia: Participatory approaches to improving safety, health and working conditions of farmers (Full)

    30 December 2009

    This book documents and analyses the course of the development of the WIND training programme in Vietnam and also the efforts of other countries in Asia. The authors have paid particular attention to the usefulness of participatory training methodologies and how much the WIND programme has respected and supported the self-help initiative of local farmers. The book will give an insight into participatory approaches for those who plan to apply the WIND programme and also for those who are interested in achieving local developments in a participatory manner.

  2. The ASEAN Occupational Safety and Health Network: Good occupational safety and health practices 2008/2009

    30 December 2009

    This publication is a compilation of the many good OSH practices in terms of national OSH frameworks, enforcement, outreach, training and research developed in recent years in ASEAN member countries.

  3. Occupational health services – an ILO policy perspective

    24 November 2009

  4. Occupational health services as a key element of national occupational safety and health systems

    24 November 2009

  5. Selling Ships for Recycling

    01 October 2009

    Guidelines on Transitional Measures for Shipowners

  6. Promoting occupational health services for workers in the informal economy through primary care units

    15 September 2009

    This working paper reviews and analyses the substantial efforts of the primary care units(PCU)in different districts under the guidance of the Bureau for Occupational and Environmental Diseases of the Ministry of Public Health. The paper highlights the impact of their efforts and recommends the next important steps at both national policy and provincial levels.

  7. Tips on protecting your employees from pandemic human influenza

    01 August 2009

    Tips on how to prevent pandemic human influenza in the workplace extracted from ILO training manuals.

  8. Fact Sheet - The ILO (2000) International Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconioses

    25 June 2009

    A new edition of the ILO International Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconioses (Rev. 2000) is now available from the ILO.

  9. Violence at work in the European Union

    23 June 2009

  10. World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2009 - Facts on safety and health at work issues

    27 April 2009

    The protection of workers’ lives and health has been a key objective of the ILO from its very beginning 90 years ago, as an element of its founding charter.

  11. Protecting your health and business from animal influenza: Action manual for farmers and workers

    16 April 2009

    Outbreaks of avian influenza in the recent past, and the current spread of Influenza A (H1N1) stemming from swine, have prompted worldwide concern. This training manual has been developed to promote safe practices. The manual is user-friendly and practical, providing an action checklist of various prevention measures, including explanations and descriptions.

  12. Safety and health in underground coalmines, ILO code of practice

    23 February 2009

    This code of practice on safety and health in underground coalmines reflects the many changes in the industry and its workforce, as well as new developments in occupational safety and health policies and ILO instruments on occupational safety and health. A leaner, multi-skilled workforce, new technology and less prescriptive, more systems-oriented approach to addressing safety and health are also reflected in this code.(Please find more details in abstract.) Price: 40 Sw.frs.; US$32; £17; 25 Euros