Resource library

Publications & Technical tools

  1. Publication

    Exposure to Mercury in the world of work: A review of the evidence and key priority actions

    18 January 2022

  2. Publication

    Support Kit for Developing Occupational Safety and Health Legislation

    13 January 2022

    The Support Kit for Developing OSH Legislation aims to provide guidance to ILO constituents in the establishment or reform of OSH laws by systematically articulating and analysing the key principles and components of a sound, prevention-centred framework OSH law that follows a state-of-the-art regulatory approach. To this end, it identifies the essential elements of national OSH normative frameworks stemming from international labour standards, ILO codes of practice and guidelines and cutting-edge national OSH laws. It captures and discusses to the extent possible various policy and design choices and showcases examples of legislative elements from countries with different legal traditions to enrich and broaden the users’ perspective.

Training materials

  1. Instructional material

    WASH@Work: a Self-Training Handbook (revised)

    16 November 2021

    The ILO Sectoral Policies and Governance and Tripartism Departments presents a revised version of this 2016 handbook with four self-training modules which adapt existing ILO training tools on OSH to provide workers and employers with the necessary skills to implement the general principles contained in relevant ILO instruments. The revised version includes the latest Codes of Practice and to broaden the audience to address workers and employers in the rural economy, the garment sector and others to further the goal set by the WASH4Work initiative.

  2. Instructional material

    Reporting, Recording, and Notification of Occupational Accidents and Diseases: A brief guide for Employers and Managers

    09 September 2021

    The purpose of this guide is to provide brief information that will help you and your team improve and promote reporting, recording, and notification of occupational accidents and diseases in your workplace and, as appropriate, dangerous occurrences, commuting accidents and suspected cases of occupational diseases for better prevention of similar events, by identifying their causes and establishing preventive measures.

Promotional materials

  1. ILO in action

    We help migrant domestic workers overcome the pandemic

    15 December 2021

    ILO Senior Labour Migration Specialist, Gloria Moreno-Fontes, speaks from Pretoria about the Southern Africa Migration Management (SAMM) Project, which aims to improve migration management in the Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region. The project is funded by the European Commission and implemented by the ILO in collaboration with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

  2. Video

    ILO, Japan join hands with indigenous peoples for decent work and safe water

    19 October 2021

    Indigenous peoples consider the new water system as a blessing. Built under the ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project, the water system provides access to safe and clean water, and promotes peace and decent work in Renti, Upi, Maguindanao.