Publications & technical tools


  1. 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).

  2. 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".

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Publication

    Can Better Working Conditions Improve the Performance of SMEs? An international literature review

    16 January 2014

    This research has been commissioned by the International Labour Office (ILO) as a contribution to the Global Product 154 and the Area of Critical Importance, Productivity and working conditions in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).


  1. Brochure

    Building a preventative safety and health culture

    20 December 2013

    A guide to the Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 1981 (No. 155), its 2002 Protocol and the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187)

  2. Publication

    Employment Injury Insurance in the Republic of Moldova: Options for contribution rates

    19 December 2013

    Employment injury compensation is closely related with occupational safety and health. In order to reduce work accidents and occupational diseases, it is indispensable to create positive synergies between compensation and prevention. One of the crucial questions is how to find a balance between individual liability and collective solidarity with a view to improve the financial protection of all parties and provide incentives for prevention. This report explains key characteristics of the differential rating system and experience rating system, and analyzes the issues associated with their implementation in the Moldovan context.

  3. Publication

    Restructuring the Employment Injury Insurance System in Serbia: Further analysis of reform options

    19 December 2013

    This publication summarizes the current provisions of employment injury benefits in Serbia and provides an overview of the social security benefits against accidents and sicknesses for work-related and general cases. It also presents the analysis with respect to the measures to improve the reporting of work accidents and occupational diseases in Serbia as well as presents the actuarial evaluation of the costs of employment injury benefits and the methods for determining contribution rates.

  4. Publication

    A 5 step guide for employers, workers and their representatives on conducting workplace risk assessments

    17 December 2013

    This guide aims to help employers, workers and their representatives assess safety and health risks in the workplace.

  5. Publication

    10 Keys for gender sensitive OSH practice – Guidelines for gender mainstreaming in occupational safety and health

    01 December 2013

    Explains how to integrate gender issues into the analyses, formulation and monitoring of policies, programmes and preventive measures in order to reduce inequalities between men and women in occupational safety and health (OSH).

  6. Studies on Growth with Equity

    Bangladesh: Seeking better employment conditions for better socioeconomic outcomes

    18 November 2013

    The report analyses the country’s economic growth driven by its ready-made garment (RMG) sector and contains recommendations to make this growth more sustainable and improve working conditions in Bangladesh.

  7. Publication

    Promoting decent work in the chemical industry: Innovative initiatives

    18 October 2013

    Issues paper for discussion at the Global Dialogue Forum on Initiatives to Promote Decent and Productive Work in the Chemical Industry

  8. Publication

    Labour administration reforms in China

    16 October 2013

    This timely volume provides a unique and comprehensive overview of the evolution of labour administration in China and details the recent reforms of its legislation and institutions. It gives a clear explanation of the principles and practical working of labour administrations in workplace-specific issue such as occupational safety and health, labour relations, and working conditions, as well as in the public employment services, labour inspection and social security services.

  9. Publication

    Joint Action Plan for Promoting Workplace Safety and Health in Sindh

    04 October 2013

    A collaborative Plan of Action of Labour Department - Government of Sindh, Employers Federation of Pakistan and Pakistan Workers Federation, in collaboration with ILO.

  10. Policy

    Malawi national occupational safety and health programme 2011-2016

    19 September 2013

    Moving towards zero accidents and diseases at work. The purpose of the National Programme on Occupational Safety and Health (NOSHP) is to guide a systematic and coordinated approach to strengthen a National System on Occupational Safety and Health aimed at fostering a preventative safety and health culture in Malawi.

  11. Publication

    Labour inspection and undeclared work in the EU

    21 August 2013

    The purpose of this study is to consider the role that national labour inspection systems in the EU have as part of a strategic policy response to undeclared work. It was coordinated by the ILO’s Labour Administration and Inspection Programme (LAB/ADMIN) in cooperation with the European Commission’s Labour Law Unit.

  12. Publication

    Promoting green jobs through the inclusion of informal waste pickers in Chile

    01 July 2013

    This factsheet summarizes ILO's experience in providing technical assistance to an inter-ministerial taskforce, responsible for designing a public policy for the inclusion of informal waste pickers into the waste management sector.