Publications and technical tools


  1. Labour inspection and occupational safety and health management systems

    14 May 2001

  2. Worker safety in the ship-breaking industries

    01 February 2001

    This issues paper highlights the procedures and practices adopted in the disposal of obsolete ships originating from the world fleet of merchant vessels with an emphasis on occupational safety and health (OSH) issues and on environmental aspects as shipbreaking is undertaken today by the world-breaking majors on beachheads in Asia.

  3. 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.

  4. Safety in the use of synthetic vitreous fibre insulation wools (glass wool, rock wool, slag wool). ILO code of practice.

    01 January 2001

    "...a good basis for developing more specific policies and procedures for your operation or facility. The appendix on classification includes a fairly detailed description of how these products are classified as health hazards under various classification systems, including IARC, the European Union, ACGIH and the proposed Globally Harmonized system." The Synergist, December 2002 USA

  5. Work-related stress in nursing

    01 January 2001

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

  6. Stress prevention for bus drivers

    01 January 2001

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

  7. Stress prevention in the offshore oil and gas industry

    01 January 2001

    The cost of offshore stress; the "Triple A" approach to stress prevention in the industry

  8. Stress prevention in air traffic control

    01 January 2001

    Sources and consequences of stress in air traffic control; prevention of stress for air traffic

  9. Stress prevention for assembly-line workers

    01 January 2001

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

  10. 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.

  11. Drug and alcohol abuse prevention programmes in the maritime industry

    01 January 2001

    A manual for planners. Revised


  1. 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.

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

    01 June 2000

  3. 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.

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

    01 January 2000

    Top on the agenda: Health and dafety in agriculture

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

    01 January 2000


  1. The Economic Viewpoint in Occupational Safety and Health Supervision - Memorandum

    01 November 1999

  2. Improvement of working conditions and environment in the informal sector through safety and health measures

    01 July 1999


  1. 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. 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.