Publications & technical tools


  1. Publication

    SCORE Training Brochure for Small and Medium Enterprises in the Tourism Sector

    01 February 2015

  2. Publication

    SCORE Training Brochure for Small and Medium Enterprises in the Garment Sector

    01 February 2015

  3. Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 56

    The organization of working time and its effects in the health services sector: A comparative analysis of Brazil, South Africa and the Republic of Korea

    28 January 2015


  1. Publication

    Improving health in the workplace: ILO’s framework for action

    16 December 2014

    If integrated into occupational safety and health (OSH) policies, the potential of workplace health promotion (HP) to improve working life increases as it complements occupational health. It benefits both workers and employers by improving the long-term well-being of workers and their families, increasing productivity and performance, and reducing pressure on health, welfare and social security systems. Integrating HP measures into workplace OSH management systems enhances occupational health practice and contributes in building a global preventive culture.

  2. Publication

    Safety and health training manual for the commercial fishing industry in Thailand

    15 December 2014

    This Manual has been developed in consultation with ILO, NFAT, and the OSH Bureau in the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare, Ministry of Labour. Inputs were also provided by the Department of Fisheries, the Marine Department, the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Centre (SEAFDEC), and the Foundation for AIDS Rights (FAR). The Manual first outlines the various hazards and risks in fishing, and then presents modules for addressing these – based on the participatory risk assessment approach. The training is targeted at skippers, crew supervisors and vessel owners – as well as members of fisheries associations at national and provincial levels, and is designed primarily for purse seine boats and trawlers. The training can be delivered through multiple partners and platforms, including with the support of NFAT as well as the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare and the Department of Fisheries.

  3. Policy

    National occupational health and safety policy

    09 December 2014

    The intention of this policy is to set up parameters through which stakeholders shall provide desirable working conditions and utilize them as reference guidelines for their more specific requirements in their areas of specialization, competence, interest and jurisdiction.

  4. Publication

    Occupational Safety and Health Development in Nepal (SHIELD) (Project fact sheet)

    02 December 2014

    The project aims to initiate a comprehensive plan for promoting occupational safety and health services and reforming labour inspection system in Nepal.

  5. Brief

    5th Annual Labour Attachés Conference

    30 November 2014

    Labour attachés of Banlgadesh are required to promote employment of Bangladeshi workers and their social protection. The Ministry of Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment seeks to develop and upgrade the skills and knowledge of the labour attachés through an annual training programme. The programme bring together all the labour attachés from different countries of destination for one-week of information-seeking and sharing, and learning from one another. This report presents information about the training conducted in 2013.

  6. Publication

    Responsible Workplace Practices

    29 October 2014

    The ILO approach to responsible workplace practices - Sustainable Enterprises

  7. Publication

    Tackling informality in e-waste management: The potential of cooperative enterprises

    21 October 2014

    The present paper is the product of a joint effort by the Sectoral Policies Department and the Cooperatives Unit of the International Labour Organization (ILO). This initiative supports the ILO’s commitment to promote forms of employment that safeguard the environment, eradicate poverty and promote social justice through sustainable enterprises and decent work, as reinforced by the international Labour Conference (ILC), at its 102nd session in June 2013.

  8. An OSH strategy for the informal economy in "El Programa Salud, Trabajo y Ambiente (SALTRA)"

    Occupational safety and health in the informal economy

    30 September 2014

    The protection of the health and well-being of workers in the informal economy is a challenge which should be faced with a coherent and integrated approach involving policies for occupational safety and health (OSH) and health promotion, skills development, social protection and employment creation. Enlarged partnerships at the community level could also facilitate and maximize long-lasting improvements in working and living conditions of informal economy workers.

  9. G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting

    G20: Creating Safe and Healthy Workplaces for All

    09 September 2014

    ILO Report prepared for the G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting held in Melbourne, Australia, 10-11 September 2014.

  10. XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2014: Global Forum for Prevention

    Safety and Health at Work: A Vision for Sustainable Prevention

    25 August 2014

    The aim of this report is to review what is currently being done to promote sustainable prevention globally and to encourage greater participatory efforts to achieve safer and healthier workplaces.

  11. WSH 2018

    A national strategy for workplace safety and health in Singapore

    28 July 2014

    The tripartite partners and key stakeholders in workplace safety and health acknowledge their role in the enhancement and implementation of Workplace Safety and Health 2018: A National Strategy for Workplace Safety and Health in Singapore (WSH 2018). They express their commitment in their responsibility to ensure the continued improvement of Singapore’s standards in the area of occupational safety and health (OSH).

  12. Creation of safe and healthy workplace

    2013 Employment and Labor Policy in Korea

    16 June 2014

    This revised edition contains the major achievements of Korea's employment and labour policies. The book covers the major policy tasks that the government has pursued. It provides readers with a clear understanding of the labour market situation and employment and labour policies in the country. Part 4 covers the "Creation of Safe and Healthy Workplaces".

  13. Publication

    2014. The ILO in Latin America and The Caribbean. Advances and Perspectives.

    20 May 2014

    This third annual report on progress and perspectives of the ILO in Latin America and the Caribbean, prepared by the ILO Regional Office, is a continuation of the ones published in June 2012 and June 2013. Taken together, the three documents show steady, if uneven, progress in labour market policies, programmes and institutions, and that the ILO has been adjusting their strategies to focus on the key challenges faced by the region.

  14. World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    Safety and health in the use of chemicals at work

    28 April 2014

    This report for the 2014 celebration of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work reviews the current situation regarding the use of chemicals and their impact in workplaces and the environment, including various national, regional, and international efforts to address them. The report also presents the elements for establishing national and enterprise level programmes that contribute to ensure the sound management of chemicals at work.

  15. Working conditions

    Employment practices and working conditions in Thailand’s fishing sector

    24 February 2014

    The report, based on the largest survey of working conditions in the Thai fishing sector to date, has been compiled by the ILO’s tripartite project to protect migrant workers within and from the Greater Mekong Subregion and the Asian Research Center for Migration at Chulalongkorn University’s Institute of Asian Studies.

  16. A report commissioned by the ILO

    Historical developments of administrative measures for occupational diseases in Japan

    20 January 2014

    The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (formerly the Ministry of Labour), which continues to be the sole administrative body responsible for occupational health in Japan, has implemented various measures to tackle occupational diseases, while interacting with the parties concerned.

  17. A study commissioned by the ILO

    Strategy and implementation of the programme for the prevention and control of pneumoconiosis in Thailand

    20 January 2014

    Pneumoconiosis is one of the most prevalent occupational diseases in Thailand. The most common forms of the disease are silicosis and asbestosis, and other asbestos-related diseases. The aims of the study are to review the situation of these diseases and describe national strategic and action plans to prevent and control them.