Publications & technical tools

2014

  1. 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).

2013

  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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Publication

    Questions and Answers on the prevention of occupational diseases

    28 April 2013

  16. World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2013

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

    23 April 2013

  17. World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2013

    Case Study: Bile duct cancer in printing plants in Japan

    23 April 2013

  18. World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2013

    Case Study: Karoshi: Death from overwork

    23 April 2013

  19. 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.