Economic Aspects of Occupational Safety and Health

What's new

  1. Webinar ILO - UN Global Compact

    Safety and Health in the Construction Sector - Overcoming the Challenges

    7 November 2014

    A one hour webinar with ILO experts dealing with occupational safety health and the construction sector to discuss the challenges of protecting workers. The webinar aims to provide practical guidance to enterprises wishing to make health and safety an integral part of their business model.

Key resources

  1. Training package on workplace risk assessment and management for small and medium-sized enterprises

    07 June 2013

    This training package on risk assessment and management at the workplace seeks primarily to empower owners and managers of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to take action themselves to improve safety and health conditions in their workplaces.

  2. SCORE – Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises

    SCORE is a modular training programme that focuses on developing cooperative relations at the workplace. The five SCORE modules cover workplace cooperation, quality management, clean production, human resource management, and occupational health and safety.

  3. Occupational safety and health: Synergies between security and productivity

    01 March 2006

    This paper discusses how improved occupational safety and health contributes both to reducing human suffering and also to increasing the quality and quantity of jobs.

  4. Safety in Numbers: Pointers for a global safety culture at work, Geneva 2003

    28 April 2003

    Through standard-setting activities, the development of guidelines and codes of practice as well as through international collaboration and cooperation, we provide reference points for action, practical instruments and assistance to make workplaces safer. This Report sets out the challenges that we face and points the way ahead.

  5. New challenges and opportunities for occupational safety and health in a globalized world

    01 April 2002

    Globalisation of the economy has intensified over the recent years and, together with the development of the new information and telecommunications technology, it is bringing about radical changes in society, comparable to those produced during the industrial revolution. Occupational safety and health (OSH) cannot ignore those changes. And, in this context, the greatest challenge for the countries is the transformation of the difficulties involved in adapting to the new situation into opportunities for the future development of OSH.

  6. Barefoot Economics: Assessing the economic value of developing an healthy work environment

    01 February 2002

    The objective of this publication is to provide a practical evaluation tool to entrepreneurs and all those actively involved in the decision making within enterprises, to meet this challenge by creating healthier and more productive workplaces. An attempt to present practical tools of a different type is given in this publication.