Books and reports

March 1993

  1. Occupational Safety and Health Series, No. 68

    The use of lasers in the workplace: A practical guide

    23 March 1993

    The purpose of this book is to provide basic guidance on working conditions and procedures that will lead to higher standards of safety for all personnel engaged in the manufacture, maintenance and operation of laser devices. It is intended in particular for the use of competent authorities, employers and workers, and in general all persons in charge of occupational safety and health.

February 1993

  1. Publication

    Assessing women’s economic contributions to development (PHD 6)

    16 February 1993

    Assesses the extent of undercounting of economically active women and identifies the major definitions and data collection problems which contribute to this. Presents several approaches to the assessment of women's economic contribution.

  2. Publication

    Safety and health in the use of chemicals at work. Training manual

    12 February 1993

    Includes the texts of ILO Convention No. 170 and ILO Recommendation No. 177 and a system for classification, identification and labelling of chemicals.

  3. Publication

    Child labour. A guide to project design

    11 February 1993

    Comments on the Minimum Age Convention (No. 138) and Recommendation (No. 146), 1973.

  4. Publication

    Children and hazardous works in the Philippines

    11 February 1993

    Documenting the change in emphasis from intervention through legislation to direct action at the local level, this book draws particular attention to efforts to eliminate child prostitution and Muro-ami deep sea fishing.

January 1993

  1. Publication

    Circumventing labour protection. Non-standard employment in Argentina and Peru (RS 88)

    15 January 1993

    Changes in the global economic and political environment are forcing workers away from the existing employment norms. This volume attempts to throw some light on the flexibilisation of employment contracts in Argentina and Peru by exploring the circumventing of labour protection and its various dimensions.

  2. Publication

    Labour institutions and economic development in India (RS 97)

    14 January 1993

    Taking the debate on the impact of labour institutions, such as the organisation of labour, work relations and the access to labour markets, as its point of departure, this volume explores the variety of labour institutions in relation to production, labour commitment and economic development in India.

December 1992

  1. Publication

    How to start a small business. A manual for community workers assisting persons with disabilities

    31 December 1992

    Explains how to conduct surveys of needs and feasibility studies, how to plan the work, and the financing and management of the business to be created.

October 1992

  1. Publication

    Retraining - No redundancy. Innovative approaches to industrial restructuring in Germany and France

    19 October 1992

    Faced, in the 1980s, with the threat of mass redundancies in large manufacturing firms, Germany and France chose to promote innovative active labour market policies to counteract the social consequences of large-scale job losses. On the basis of 14 case studies, this book investigates the measures implemented in these two countries.

  2. Publication

    Introduction to work study. 4th revised edition

    12 October 1992

    This highly successful book, which describes the basic techniques of work study as practiced in many parts of the world, has been widely recognized as the best available introduction to the subject for work study practitioners, teachers and students