Publications & technical tools


  1. Publication

    Stress prevention for assembly-line workers

    01 January 2001

    Stress in assembly-line work; practical ways of eliminating stress for assembly-line workers

  2. Publication

    Developing a workplace stress prevention programme

    01 January 2001

    Over the past decade or so, much evidence has emerged that it is indeed possible to reduce stress at work, and at the same time improve performance and productivity, provided that a multiple response is adopted which focuses principally on preventing the causes of stress and alleviating the stressors themselves.

  3. Publication

    Drug and alcohol abuse prevention programmes in the maritime industry

    01 January 2001

    A manual for planners. Revised


  1. Publication

    Fact sheet on the Revised (2011) Edition of the ILO International Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconises

    16 November 2000

  2. Publication

    Introduction to the preparation of manuals on occupational stress

    01 September 2000

    This introduction to the preparation of manuals on stress follows the same presentation sequence adopted by most manuals. However, before considering the contents of the manuals, a series of preliminary decisions need to be taken which are of paramount importance for the quality and effectiveness of the message to be delivered. These include: the choice of the approach to be adopted by the manual; and the identification of targets. Consideration is then given to the actual content of the manual.

  3. Policy

    Revitalising Health and Safety: Strategy Statement

    30 June 2000

    The Revitalising Health and Safety initiative was announced by the Deputy Prime Minister on 30 March 1999 to inject new impetus and relaunch the health and safety agenda, 25 years after the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

  4. Publication

    Safety and health in agriculture: A set of fact-sheets

    01 June 2000

  5. Publication

    The Economics of Safety, Health, and Well-Being at Work: An Overview

    01 May 2000

    Occupational injury and illness are matters of health, but they are also matters of economics, since they stem from work, and work is an economic activity. The purpose of this paper will be to indicate the most important contributions economic analysis has made to our understanding and management of OSH, and to suggest directions for future work in this area.

  6. Publication

    Labour Education 2000/1-2, Nos. 118/119

    01 January 2000

    Top on the agenda: Health and dafety in agriculture

  7. Publication

    Fact sheet on the Revised (2000) Edition of the ILO International Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconioses

    01 January 2000


  1. Publication

    The Economic Viewpoint in Occupational Safety and Health Supervision - Memorandum

    01 November 1999


  1. Publication

    Safety in the use of radiofrequency dielectric heaters and sealers. A practical guide (OSH 71)

    23 March 1998

    Covers the following topics: radiofrequency (RF) and electromagnetic radiation, sources, exposure and energy absorption, RF biological effects, occupational RF exposure standards and guidelines, exposure assessment, control technology, work practices and administrative controls, design and installation considerations, and medical surveillance.

  2. Occupational Safety and Health Series, No. 71

    Safety in the use of radiofrequency dielectric heaters and sealers: A practical guide

    23 March 1998

    This book provides basic guidance on working conditions and procedures that will lead to higher standards of safety for all personnel engaged in the operation and use of radio frequency heaters and sealers. It is intended in particular for the use of competent authorities, employers and workers and in general all persons in charge of occupational safety and health.

  3. Publication

    Safety in the use of radiofrequency dielectric heaters and sealers

    01 January 1998

    This document discusses the technical aspects of developing control technology that may be used to limit exposure of workers to emissions of radiofrequency (RF) electric and magnetic fields from dielectric heaters and sealers, RF heaters. This guide provides practical methods to install, design or retrofit this type of equipment which will minimize the user's exposure to RF fields.

  4. Occupational Safety and Health Series, No. 72

    Technical and ethical guidelines for workers' health surveillance

    01 January 1998

    The purpose of these guidelines is to assist all those who have responsibilities to design, establish, implement and manage workers' health surveillance schemes that will facilitate preventive action towards ensuring a healthy and safe working environment for all. As ILO guidelines, they are not a legally binding document; rather, they constitute practical recommendations.


  1. Publication

    Stress prevention for blue-collar workers in assembly-line production

    31 December 1997

    Assembly-line work is often performed in a workplace environment with physical problems, such as noise, vibrations and dangerous machines, which can be an important stress factor. This paper is aimed at providing concrete advice on how to prevent stress in assembly-line work.

  2. Publication

    IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans: Silica

    20 May 1997

  3. Handbook

    Handbook for Joint Safety and Health Committees in the English-Speaking Caribbean

    01 March 1997

    The objective of this Handbook to provide some of these guidelines in a form that takes the specifics of the Caribbean into account.

  4. Sectoral working papers, 104

    Safety and health of meat, poultry and fish processing workers

    03 February 1997

    The main objective of this study is to explore and expose the safety and health issues of workers in these sectors and their implications for these industries. This should help employers, workers and the tripartite constituents to become more aware of these issues, which in turn should lead to their cooperative efforts in reducing the number of occupational accidents and diseases and improving productivity. Working papers are preliminary material circulated to stimulate discussion and critical comments.

  5. Publication

    Health impact of occupational risks in the informal sector in Zimbabwe

    01 January 1997

    The report outlines information from the literature on the sector, the jobs and work environment problems it involves and documented information on occupational injury and illness.