Codes of practice and guidelines

2021

  1. Draft code of practice on safety and health in textiles, clothing, leather and footwear

    06 September 2021

    Draft code of practice for discussion at the Meeting of Experts to discuss and adopt the draft code of practice on safety and health in textiles, clothing, leather and footwear (Geneva, 4–8 October 2021)

  2. Draft code of practice on safety and health in textiles, clothing, leather and footwear

    09 June 2021

    Draft code of practice for discussion at the Meeting of Experts to discuss and adopt the draft code of practice on safety and health in textiles, clothing, leather and footwear (Geneva, 4–8 October 2021)

  3. Guidelines for flag State inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended

    22 February 2021

    The Guidelines for flag State inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 as amended (MLC, 2006), contained in this book are an important resource for implementing flag State responsibilities under the MLC, 2006. The Guidelines, initially adopted in 2008, were updated by the ILO in 2020, together with the Guidelines for port State control officers carrying out inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 as amended, in order to reflect the 2014, 2016 and 2018 amendments to the Code of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006.

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

    22 February 2021

    The Guidelines for port State control officers carrying out inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 as amended (MLC, 2006), contained in this book are an important international resource for implementing port State responsibilities under the MLC, 2006. The Guidelines, initially adopted in 2008, were updated by the ILO in 2020, together with the Guidelines for flag State inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 as amended, in order to reflect the 2014, 2016 and 2018 amendments to the Code of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006.

2020

  1. Guidelines on the promotion of decent work and road safety in the transport sector

    24 April 2020

    Guidelines adopted by a Meeting of Experts held in Geneva from 23 to 27 September 2019.

2019

  1. Safety and health in shipbuilding and ship repair (Revised edition)

    19 February 2019

    This revised code of practice, adopted by a Meeting of Experts in January 2018, reflects the development of modern ILO instruments on occupational safety and health (OSH) and the changes in the industry in the past 44 years since an earlier code was adopted.

2018

  1. Code of practice on safety and health in opencast mines

    11 December 2018

    The original code of practice, "Safety and health in opencast mines", was published in 1991. This revised code reflects the many changes in the industry, its workforce, the roles of the competent authorities, employers, workers and their organizations, and the development of new ILO instruments on occupational safety and health (OSH), including the Safety and Health in Mines Convention, 1995 (No. 176). To this effect, the new code is based on the principles of the Convention, including risk assessment, addresses issues such as the interaction between large-scale and small-scale artisanal miners and also comprises a section on automated machinery, a development that has great potential to change the work carried out by nearly all workers in opencast mines worldwide.

  2. Safety and health in ports (Revised 2016)

    20 August 2018

    The text revises and updates the 2005 edition of: ILO code of practice safety and health in ports, which had replaced two former ILO publications: Guide to safety and health in dock work (1976) and Safety and health in dock work, An ILO code of practice (second edition, 1977).

  3. Guidelines on decent work in public emergency services

    24 April 2018

    Guidelines adopted at the Meeting of Experts to adopt Guidelines on Decent Work in Public Emergency Services (Geneva, 16–20 April 2018)

2017

  1. ILO guidelines on decent work and socially responsible tourism

    23 November 2017

    Guidelines adopted at the Meeting of Experts to adopt Guidelines on Decent Work and Socially Responsible Tourism (Geneva, 20-24 February 2017)