ILO Codes of practice and guidance documents

ILO Codes of practice

Codes of practice set out practical guidelines for public authorities, employers, workers, enterprises, and bodies (such as enterprise safety committees). They are not legally binding instruments and are not intended to replace the provisions of national laws or regulations, or accepted standards. Codes of Practice can focus on specific economic sectors, or can address particular issues, hazards or health and safety measures.

Codes of Practice provide guidance on safety and health at work in certain economic sectors (e.g. construction, textiles, clothing, leather and footwear, opencast mines, coal mines, iron and steel  industries, non-ferrous metals industries, agriculture, shipbuilding and ship repairing, forestry), on protecting workers against certain hazards (e.g. radiation, lasers, visual display units, chemicals, asbestos, airborne substances), and on certain safety and health measures (e.g. occupational safety and health management systems; ethical guidelines for workers' health surveillance; recording and notification of occupational accidents and diseases; protection of workers' personal data; safety, health and working conditions in the transfer of technology to developing countries).

ILO Multilateral Framework on Labour Migration: Non-binding principles and guidelines for a rights-based approach to labour migration (2006)

The Multilateral Framework on Labour Migration responds to widespread demands for practical guidance and action with a view to maximizing the benefits of labour migration for all parties.