Publications & technical tools


  1. Publication

    Environmentally sustainable construction in Philippines' social housing sector

    01 July 2013

    This fact sheet presents how the employment model in sustainable construction, developed through the Green Jobs in Asia project, established a strategy for the creation of green jobs in the Philippines.

  2. Publication

    2013. The ILO in Latin America and The Caribbean. Advances and Perspectives.

    04 June 2013

    The Report, describing progress made in the world of work in the region over the last year and, at the same time, once again presenting strategic guidelines for discussion. The document also describes a chequered period: sustained progress has been made in labour policies and indicators, which is good news for the region. The international context presents serious threats however, and internal inequality persists, so it would be unwise to lower the guard.

  3. Publication

    Questions and Answers on the prevention of occupational diseases

    28 April 2013

  4. World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2013

    Case Study - Malaysia: National System for the Recognition of Occupational Diseases

    23 April 2013

  5. World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2013

    Case Study: Bile duct cancer in printing plants in Japan

    23 April 2013

  6. World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2013

    Case Study: Karoshi: Death from overwork

    23 April 2013

  7. Publication

    The Prevention of Occupational Diseases

    25 March 2013

    The report highlights occupational safety and health (OSH) as an integral part of the promotion of the prevention of occupational diseases.

  8. Publication

    National study on the system for recording and notification of occupational accidents and diseases in the Republic of Moldova

    22 March 2013

    The study is based on relevant ILO standards and is mainly aimed at 1) exploring the basic practices and procedures applied at both national and workplace levels; and 2) providing information to promote the application of a coherent and harmonised system for collection, recording and notification of reliable data on the topic, and related statistics at the workplace, at both national and international levels.

  9. Publication

    National study on recording and notification of occupational accidents and diseases in Zambia

    22 March 2013

    Zambia has a rudimentary national recording and notification system. This report provides information on the coverage, legislation and gaps of this system with a hope that the information will be used to enhance the system.

  10. Publication

    Recording and notification of occupational accidents and diseases in Malawi 2012

    22 March 2013

    The overall objective of this study was to improve the collection, recording and notification of occupational accidents and diseases with the overall goal of preventing occupational accidents and diseases in Malawi. This study was commissioned by the Ministry of Labour (MoL) with support from the ILO through a project on Improving Safety and Health through the Decent Work Agenda funded by the European Union.

  11. At a glance

    Health and safety at work: Facts and figures

    07 March 2013

  12. Publication

    Safety Recommendations for Decked Fishing Vessels of Less than 12 Metres in Length and Undecked Fishing Vessels

    23 January 2013

    This book aims to provide information on the design, construction, equipment, training and protection of the crews of small fishing vessels with a view to promoting the safety of the vessel and the safety and health of the crews.

  13. Publication

    Plan safe, plan healthy: Guidelines for developing national programmes on occupational safety and health

    02 January 2013

    This guide will serve as a useful source of information for those involved in preparing national programmes on occupational safety and health (OSH) and, consequently, will deliver an improvement in working conditions and a reduction in work-related accidents and diseases.

  14. Publication

    Protecting Workplace Safety and Health in Difficult Economic Times – The Effect of the Financial Crisis and Economic Recession on Occupational Safety and Health

    02 January 2013

    The International Labour Office is concerned that the financial and economic crisis has led to the restructuring of businesses and this could be compromising safety and health measures in the workplace. This report therefore focuses on the implications of the financial and economic crisis on occupational safety and health.

  15. Publication

    Strengthening the role of employment injury schemes to help prevent occupational accidents and diseases

    02 January 2013

    The overall aim of the guide is to provide policy recommendations for future direction in the area of employment injury (EI) schemes. The guide is targeted at a mixed audience of national authorities dealing with occupational safety and health (OSH).

  16. Publication

    National system for recording and notification of occupational diseases: Practical guide

    02 January 2013

    This practical guide has been prepared to help member States to establish and improve their national systems for recording and notification of occupational diseases. It is aimed at relevant people in the responsible authorities, such as the ministries of labour, health, and social security; at those in occupational safety and health inspection, occupational safety and health services, national social security institutions, and compensation boards; and at employers, workers and their organizations. It also includes practical and detailed guidance on compiling and analyzing data collected through national disease surveillance systems.

  17. Publication

    Audit Matrix for the ILO Guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems (ILO-OSH 2001)

    02 January 2013

    In 2001 the ILO developed the ILO Guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Management Systems, ILO-OSH 2001, to help governments, employers and workers to continually improve their OSH performance. Auditing is one of the key steps in both implementing an OSH management system and evaluating its performance.

  18. Publication

    The health of workers in selected sectors of the urban economy: Challenges and perspectives

    01 January 2013

    This paper aimed at analysing and systematizing the health challenges faced by the poorest strata of urban workers and to discuss solutions.


  1. Publication

    The global impact of e-waste: Addressing the challenge

    20 December 2012

    This paper explores the volumes, sources and flows of e-waste, the risks it poses to e-waste workers and the environment, occupational safety and health issues, labour issues and regulatory frameworks, and links this growing global problem with the International Labour Organization’s current and future work.

  2. Publication

    Estimating the economic costs of occupational injuries and illnesses in developing countries: Essential information for decision-makers

    12 December 2012

    This advocacy report attempts to identify the elements which should be taken into account in determining the cost of occupational accidents and diseases at the national level, with a focus on developing countries. The aim is to help countries identify the economic costs of not improving workplace safety and health – to employers, to workers and to society as a whole – and to inform decision-makers of the net costs of policies presented to them.