Publications & technical tools


  1. © WaterAid 2020

    Briefing note

    Hand hygiene at the workplace: an essential occupational safety and health prevention and control measure against COVID-19

    08 September 2020

  2. Workplace violence and harassment

    Safe and healthy working environments free from violence and harassment

    24 July 2020

    The ILO launches a new report “Safe and healthy working environments free from violence and harassment” which examines prevention through OSH frameworks.

  3. Publication

    Safety and health in micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises: A collection of five case studies

    28 May 2020

    The five case studies - conducted in Cameroon, Colombia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Tunisia – describe the occupational safety and health (OSH) situation in MSMEs and the initiatives adopted in this field.

  4. Briefing note

    A safe and healthy return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic

    21 May 2020

    This guidance note aims to assist governments and employers’ and workers’ organizations in developing national policy guidance for a phased and safe return to work, and provide guidelines for workplace-level risk assessments and implementation of preventive and protective measures according to a hierarchy of controls.

  5. Report for World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2020

    In the face of a pandemic: Ensuring Safety and Health at Work

    28 April 2020

  6. Chris Laszcz-Davis

    The new world battleground with Covid-19: Challenges, partnerships, impact and business

    20 April 2020

    Chris Laszcz-Davis, President, The Environmental Quality Organization, USA

  7. Richard Jones

    Covid-19: How do OSH professionals impact public-policy?

    20 April 2020

    Richard Jones, Head of Policy and Regulatory Engagement, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, UK

  8. Michelle M. Robertson & Kathleen Mosier

    Work from home: Human factors/ergonomics considerations for teleworking

    20 April 2020

    Michelle M. Robertson, Executive Committee, International Ergonomics Association; Kathleen Mosier, President, International Ergonomics Association, USA

  9. Sara Albolino & Kathleen Mosier

    Work at the Sharp End: Human factors/ergonomics for protecting healthcare workers and patients

    20 April 2020

    Sara Albolino, Vice President/Secretary General, International Ergonomics Association, Italy; Kathleen Mosier, President, International Ergonomics Association, USA

  10. Lode Godderis

    Good jobs to minimize the impact of Covid-19 on health inequity

    20 April 2020

    Lode Godderis - Centre for Environment and Health, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Belgium

  11. Publication

    Drivers and constraints for occupational safety and health improvement in the global textile supply chain from Madagascar

    08 April 2020

    Case Study

  12. Publication

    The Global Coalition for Safety and Health at Work: Invitation for Expressions of Interest

    07 April 2020

  13. Publication

    The Global Coalition for Safety and Health at Work: Task Groups

    07 April 2020

    The Global Coalition is composed of Task Groups that reflect the identified priorities of the global agenda on safety and health at work.

  14. Publication

    Improving Safety and Health in Micro-, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: An overview of initiatives and delivery mechanisms

    31 March 2020

    This report focuses on micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and their specific characteristics that are likely to have an impact on occupational safety and health (OSH) outcomes.

  15. Chemical safety

    ILO Instruments on Chemical Safety - Analysis and synergies with other international frameworks on the sound management of chemicals

    31 January 2020

    This report analyses all major ILO instruments that address chemical hazards for human health and safety as well as the environment.

  16. Publication

    Summary Report of Research Products Developed within the SafeYouth@Work Project

    15 January 2020

    Building a Generation of safe and healthy workers


  1. Publication

    Flagship Programme Strategy

    10 December 2019

    Safety + Health for All

  2. Publication

    Guide for Mainstreaming of Occupational Safety and Health in Vocational training programmes

    22 October 2019

  3. Publication

    Safety and Health at the Heart of the Future of Work

    16 October 2019

    A Compilation of Think Pieces

  4. Publication

    SafeYouth@Work - Impact Stories

    15 October 2019

    Building a Generation of safe and healthy workers