Publications on Work-life balance

  1. Guidance for the prevention of stress and violence at the workplace

    16 October 2001

    This guidance addresses the nature of stress and violence at work, whether and how work stress and violence affect health and well-being, and what can be done to eliminate or reduce these problems. Employers, employees and their respective organisations are encourage to use this guidance, implement and continually refine their actions and programmes to eliminate and control the problems of stress and violence at work.

  2. The cost of violence/stress at work and the benefits of a violence/stress-free working environment

    01 January 2001

    This report explores the issues of stress and violence at work with the aim of establishing the costs these problems may present to the individual, the organisation and society.

  3. The hours that we work: the data we need, the data we get

    01 January 2001

  4. Work-related stress in nursing

    01 January 2001

    Sources of stress in nursing; the control cycle approach to stress prevention for nurses

  5. Stress prevention for bus drivers

    01 January 2001

    The demands made on bus drivers; recommendations for preventing and combating work stress among bus drivers

  6. Maternity protection at work. Report 87 V (1)

    24 November 1997

    Revision of the Maternity Protection Convention (Revised) 1952 (No. 103) and Recommendation, 1952 (No. 95) ILO

  7. Bus drivers: Occupational stress and stress prevention

    31 December 1996

    Studies on the work and health of bus drivers yield comparable results: high demands, low control and low support. This combination spells stress and, consequently, an increased risk of physical and mental occupational ill health, leading to absenteeism and to decreased productivity of employees and enterprises. This paper is primarily directed at bus drivers in metropolitan areas, although many of the recommendations made are also valid for rural, long-distance drivers.

  8. Work-related stress in nursing: Controlling the risk to health

    31 December 1996

    This paper focuses on the management of work-related stress in hospital-based nursing. It is written as an aid to both education and practical action.

  9. Times are changing. Working time in 14 industrialised countries

    16 March 1994

    This book provides information on the duration, structure, flexibility and reduction of working time in fourteen industrialized nations. Countries are treated separately. Covers the period up to 1980.

  10. The hours we work: New work schedules in policy and practice (Conditions of work digest 2/90)

    11 March 1991

    Provides an overview of provisions of laws and collective agreements, and policy statements on a wide variety of topics, including flexibility in daily and weekly hours and part-time work. Contains detailed descriptions of over 30 case studies in diverse industries and services and a comprehensive analysis of manuals and guidelines on working time arrangements.