Publications and technical tools


  1. 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

  13. Guidelines for port State control officers carrying out inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

    12 February 2009

    The guidelines contained in this book are an important international resource for implementing port State responsibilities under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC). They were adopted by the ILO in September 2008 together with Guidelines for flag State inspections under the MLC, 2006.

  14. Protecting your employees and business from pandemic human influenza: Action manual for small and medium-sized enterprises

    23 January 2009

    The outbreak of avian influenza and the ongoing incidences of infected cases have prompted worldwide concern. This training manual is developed to promote safe practices in small and medium-sized enterprises.

  15. Protecting your health and business from avian influenza: Action manual for farmers and poultry workers

    23 January 2009

    The outbreak of avian influenza and the ongoing incidences of infected cases have prompted worldwide concern. This training manual is developed to promote safe practices.

  16. The Effects of Substance Use on Workplace Injuries

    01 January 2009

    Injury is one of many adverse consequences of substance use and misuse, and substance use and misuse are therefore often suspected to contribute to occupational injuries. A significant share of full-time workers report heavy alcohol use or illegal drug use and meet criteria for substance-use disorders, which make these conjectures even more salient.


  1. European Commission Green Paper on safer ship dismantling

    19 November 2008

  2. A dynamic vision of prevention: The International Social Security Association (ISSA)

    01 August 2008

    Social security is everybody’s business. It affects our daily life by protecting us against work and life risks – health care needs, disability, old age and unemployment. ISSA Secretary General Hans-Horst Konkolewsky explains how social security and the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases go hand-in-hand.

  3. Promoting safe and healthy jobs: The ILO Global Programme on Safety, Health and the Environment (Safework)

    01 August 2008

    The adoption in 2006 of a far-reaching ILO Convention (No. 187) and Recommendation (No. 197) concerning the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health provides a key tool in the struggle to meet the challenges of OSH in today’s fast-paced, globalized economy. In this article Dr. Sameera Al-Tuwaijri, Director of the ILO Safework Programme, describes these challenges and how the ILO is responding to them.