Publications and technical tools


  1. Sexual harassment at work: National and international responses, Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 2

    01 January 2005

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

    01 January 2005

    Working Paper 232

  3. Good Industrial Relations in the Oil Industry in the United Kingdom

    01 January 2005

    Working paper 203

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

    01 January 2005

    Working Paper 225


  1. A promotional framework for occupational safety and health. Report 93 IV (1)

    29 July 2004

    Gives an overview on national occupational safety and health (OSH) programmes and systems as well as on ways of promoting a safety culture. Includes the questionnaire requesting member States to provide their views concerning the scope and content of the possible OSH instrument. Lists relevant ILO Conventions and Recommendations.

  2. HIV/AIDS and work: global estimates, impact and response

    21 July 2004

    Presents estimates of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the labour force and working age population in fifty countries. Outlines policy measures, including workplace-based prevention and antiretroviral therapy.

  3. Working time and health

    21 May 2004

  4. Healthy beginnings: Guidance on safe maternity at work

    06 May 2004

    Based on the ILO Maternity Protection Convention (2000, No. 183) and the Maternity Protection Recommendation (No. 191) that supports it. Sets out the practical steps involved in protecting the woman worker and her child where the worker is: (a) working during pregnancy; (b) has recently given birth; (c) returning to work after pregnancy; or (d) breastfeeding, or seeking to breastfeed when she returns to work.

  5. SARS - Practical and administrative responses to an infectious disease in the workplace

    01 March 2004

  6. Workplace smoking: A review of national and local practical and regulatory measures

    01 March 2004

    This working paper, based to a large extent on an informal survey carried out by ILO SafeWork in 2003, sets out to provide an overview of attitudes, legislation and practices related to smoke-free workplaces in different parts of the world. It could serve as a background paper for further ILO tripartite discussions leading up to a new international instrument.

  7. Report of the WHO technical meeting on sleep and health

    24 January 2004

    Bonn, Germany, 22-24 January 2004

  8. Women workers and gender issues on occupational safety and health - information note

    01 January 2004

    Information note by Valentina Forastieri Coordinator Cluster on Health Promotion and Training International Programme on Safety Health and the Environment

  9. IMO Guidelines for the Development of the Ship Recycling Plan

    01 January 2004


  1. Joint ILO/WHO Committee on Occupational Health - Report

    09 December 2003

  2. Preventing and responding to violence at work

    08 September 2003

    Provides guidance on how to design, implement, and evaluate workplace violence prevention programmes and policies.

  3. Violence and stress at work in the performing arts and in journalism

    01 June 2003

    This review aims to identify issues relating to violence and stress affecting employees working in the media and the performing arts, covering a variety of jobs including acting, dancing, musical performance, media work and front-line journalism.

  4. ILO standards-related activities in the area of occupational safety and health: An in-depth study for discussion with a view to the elaboration of a plan of action for such activities

    26 May 2003

    International Labour Conference, 91st Session 2003, Report VI, Sixth item on the agenda

  5. ILO standards-related activities in the area of occupational safety and health: An in-depth study for discussion with a view to the elaboration of a plan of action for such activities

    26 May 2003

    Based on a survey carried out among ILO constituents, this report is aimed at examining the impact, coherence and relevance of ILO standards and related activities in the area of occupational safety and health and to develop a consensus on a plan of action to increase their impact.

  6. Safety in numbers: Pointers for a global safety culture at work

    28 April 2003

    On the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, we put the spotlight on promoting safety at work. This report sets out the challenges that we face and points the way ahead. Awareness must be accompanied by engagement and action. Working together with our constituents and other relevant actors, the ILO looks forward to being part of a renewed effort to promote safe work worldwide.

  7. Alcohol and drug problems at work. The shift to prevention

    11 January 2003

    Provides background information and a framework for the development and implementation of a prevention-oriented approach to workplace alcohol and drug problems. This volume examines the advantages of establishing workplace substance abuse initiatives and shows how enterprises of all sizes can set up and implement their own programmes to deal with this growing problem.