Chemical safety

All You Need to Know: Convention No. 170

A summary brochure of the main elements of C170 and R177 and text of these two instruments

ILO Chemicals Convention, 1999 (No. 170) and ILO Chemicals Recommendation, 1990 (No. 177) are the main ILO instruments dealing with chemicals. They provide the basis for the sound management of all types of chemicals at the workplace. These instruments were adopted in 1990 and were among the first international instruments dealing with all major chemical hazards in a comprehensive manner.

This brochure provides key information on these instruments and provides the full text of both the Convention and Recommendation.