Publications & technical tools

2006

  1. Publication

    Industrial Relations in the Oil Industry in Mexico

    01 January 2006

    Working paper 239

2005

  1. Publication

    The global challenges of labour inspection, Labour Education 2005/3-4, Nos 140-141

    01 July 2005

  2. Publication

    A handbook on HIV/AIDS for labour and factory inspectors

    13 June 2005

    Comprises practical information for group discussions in training seminars or as a reference document for inspectors, including information on the "ILO code of practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work".

  3. Publication

    Food at work: Workplace solutions for malnutrition, obesity and chronic diseases

    10 June 2005

    Discusses the importance of rest and nutrition and their potential contribution to workplace initiatives to improve health, safety and productivity. Presents a multitude of "food solutions" applicable to a variety of workplaces around the globe and shows that providing nutritious foods to workers is not only economically viable but a profitable business practice.

  4. Policy

    National Programme on Elimination of Silicosis - South Africa

    19 April 2005

    This programme outlines the commitment of government to significantly reduce the prevalence of Silicosis by 2015 and to totally eliminate Silicosis in workplaces by 2030 in line with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Global Programme for the Elimination of Silicosis.

  5. Policy

    National Action Plan for the Prevention of Pneumoconioses - Turkey

    19 April 2005

  6. Policy

    Pneumoconiosis in China - Advances in Prevention and Control

    19 April 2005

  7. Publication

    Unity Beyond Differences: The Need for an Integrated Labour Inspection System (ILIS)

    11 March 2005

    Final report of the conference organised by the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union

  8. Publication

    Best practices in HIV/AIDS prevention, in the informal sector

    11 March 2005

    This paper is based on experiences from the ILO’s four-country study on HIV/AIDS mitigation in the informal sector. It considers “best practices” that have been identified in workplace policies and programmes on HIV/AIDS in the informal economy. It focuses especially on examples which might guide and inform practices and policies pertaining to the informal economy with regard to the following: information and awareness-raising programmes, training and behavioural change programmes, working conditions - including aspects such as travel, hygiene, childcare arrangements - counselling and testing, care and support possibilities. The paper gives an overview of good practices taken from the four countries in which the ILO informal economy research project was carried out. Quantitative and qualitative studies, including participatory rapid assessments, were carried out in Uganda, Ghana, Tanzania and South Africa. The studies were conducted (a) to gather necessary KAPB data from informal workers in the four countries and (b) to initiate participatory, community-based approaches with the aim of organising governments, local governments and local communities to implement a sustained response to the challenges of the HIV/AIDS epidemic within the informal economy.

  9. Publication

    Safety and health in ports. ILO code of practice.

    16 February 2005

    This essential code of practice, intended to replace both the second edition of the ILO Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Dock Work (1977) and the ILO Guide to Safety and Health in Dock Work (1976), provides valuable advice and assistance to all those charged with the management, operation, maintenance and development of ports and their safety.

  10. Publication

    Crystalline silica in respirable airborne dusts

    01 February 2005

    Direct-on-filter analyses by infrared spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction

  11. Publication

    Using the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work - Guidelines for the transport sector

    01 January 2005

    These guidelines use the code of practice on HIV/AIDS, and its accompanying training manual. The present guidelines for the transport sector look first (in Section I) at some of the specific problems facing transport – the emphasis is on road transport but consideration is also given to other transport industries. They then present an overview of initiatives that have been taken, first at the legal and policy level then at the workplace, to address the occupational and behavioural risks associated with transport. Section II incorporates examples of action and guidance based on lessons learnt. The final section takes the reader through the code of practice and training manual, and shows where transport sector operators and authorities can find relevant provisions, explanations and advice to help them develop and implement HIV/AIDS programmes.

  12. Publication

    A handbook on HIV/AIDS for labour and factory inspectors

    01 January 2005

    The purpose of the handbook is to help labour and factory inspectors deal with the issue of HIV/AIDS in their work. In particular, it will help inspectors apply the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work, which was adopted in June 2001. The Code provides guidance for governments, employers and workers, as well as other stakeholders, in formulating and implementing national action plans and workplace policies and programmes to combat HIV/AIDS.

  13. Publication

    Health surveillance for those exposed to respirable crystalline silica (RCS)

    01 January 2005

    COSHH essentials: General guidance

  14. Publication

    C 81 Labour Inspection Convention and C 129 Labour Inspection (Agriculture) Convention

    01 January 2005

  15. Publication

    Joint ILO/WHO guidelines on health services and HIV/AIDS

    01 January 2005

    The purpose of these guidelines is to promote the sound management of HIV/AIDS in health services, including the prevention of occupational exposure. Furthermore, the purpose is to ensure that health-care workers have decent, safe and healthy working conditions, while ensuring effective care that respects the needs and rights of patients, especially those living with HIV/AIDS. These guidelines rest on the basic principle that the process of policy development and implementation should be the result of consultation and collaboration between all concerned parties, based on social dialogue and including, to the extent possible, persons and workers living with HIV/AIDS. They take a rights-based approach to HIV/AIDS, as promoted by the Declaration of Commitment and the international community at large, expanding on ILO and WHO HIV/AIDS and occupational safety and health instruments.

  16. Publication

    HIV/AIDS Behaviour Change Communication – A toolkit for the workplace

    01 January 2005

    To address the objective of reducing HIV/AIDS risk behaviours among workers, the ILO has collaborated closely with Family Health International to build upon FHI’s expertise and experience to develop a Toolkit on behaviour change communication adapted to the dynamics of the workplace. Behaviour change communication (BCC) is an interactive process that helps to understand the target population, develop a focused strategy, and produce tailored messages, which are delivered using a variety of communication channels to promote positive behaviour. The Toolkit provides a step-by-step approach, emphasizing prevention through education, gender awareness and practical support for behaviour change. Its intended users are government authorities, employers’ and workers’ and their organizations, businesses, ILO/AIDS National Project Coordinators, national BCC consultants and collaborating NGOs.

  17. Publication

    The issues of fatigue and working time in the road transport sector

    01 January 2005

    Working Paper 232

  18. Publication

    Good Industrial Relations in the Oil Industry in the United Kingdom

    01 January 2005

    Working paper 203

  19. Publication

    Baseline study of labour practices on large construction sites in the United Republic of Tanzania

    01 January 2005

    Working Paper 225