Training materials


  1. Instructional material

    Work Improvements in Small Enterprises (WISE) - Package for trainers

    01 January 2004

    This training package is aimed at upgrading the skills of WISE trainers in Asia who conduct training courses and provide technical assistance for local small enterprises. It helps both entrepreneurs and workers benefit from the productivity gain and safety and health improvements. Its six basic training principles are: build on local practice; focus on achievements; link working conditions with other management goals; use learning-by-doing; encourage exchange of experience; promote workers’ involvement.

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    Health, safety and environment: A series of trade union education manuals for agricultural workers

    01 January 2004

    This series of manuals has been developed to help union affiliates representing agricultural workers to tackle health, safety and environmental problems (HS&E), through their training programmes.


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    Combating child labour: A handbook for labour inspectors

    01 January 2002

    This handbook will be a most useful instrument for labour inspectors in that it provides an overview of what their role can be with respect to child labour, and shows how to focus in on the problem, not only in the urban factory or establishment, but the informal sector workshops, rural communities and fields as well.


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    Participatory Action Training for Informal Sector (PATRIS): Trainer's guide

    01 March 1999

    This brief guide explains how to organise and carry out training designed to improve safety, health and working conditions in the informal sector workplaces by using the attached training materials.

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    Participatory Action Training for Informal Sector (PATRIS): Operator's manual

    01 March 1999

    This manual shows how to take simple, effective, and low-cost action which improves safety and health at the workplace and at the same time raises productivity. The training method encourages owners and operators to make concrete improvements at the shop-floor level.


  1. Practical ideas for owners and managers of small and medium-sized enterprises

    Improving working conditions and productivity in the garment industry: An action manual

    01 January 1998

    Aiming to help with the productivity and efficiency of garment-producing enterprises, this manual suggests practical ideas for the design, materials, safety, welfare and maintenance of the business. It also presents procedures and examples for identifying and assessing productivity.

  2. Instructional material

    Chemical safety training modules

    01 January 1998

    The training modules introduce safe use of chemicals at workplaces, present classification systems for the labelling and transport of dangerous goods, allow the reading and use of chemical safety cards, give a basic overview of toxicology and disseminate information on selected, widely used, hazardous substances.


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    Your health and safety at work (series)

    01 January 1996

    The modules of this series have been developed to help trainers teach essential information on occupational health and safety to workers. Trainers can use these modules to teach workers from any workplace where basic health and safety information and training are needed.


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    Safety, health and welfare on construction sites: A training manual

    01 January 1995

    This manual, a revised and expanded version of a 1990 edition, will help consider safety, health and welfare conditions on construction sites in and learn about possible solutions to the encountered problems. It has been developed primarily for construction site workers, their representatives and the workers’ immediate supervisors.


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    Portworker Development Programme

    01 January 1994


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    Safety and health in the use of chemicals at work

    12 February 1993

    This training manual addresses all aspects of dealing with chemicals including production, storage, use, transport and disposal. It provides an approach to problems and solutions concerning safety and health in the use of chemicals at work. It is written in straightforward language and assumes a minimum of technical knowledge. The manual also includes the texts of ILO Convention No. 170 and ILO Recommendation No. 177 and a system for classification, identification and labelling of chemicals.

  2. An ILO contribution to the International Programme on Chemical Safety of UNEP, ILO, WHO (IPCS)

    Major hazard control: A practical manual

    01 January 1993

    This manual is designed to deal with the safety aspects of siting, planning, design, construction and operation of plants. It explains how to identify major hazard installations and describes all the components of a major hazard control system. Extensive information is provided on planning for emergencies, both on site and in the surrounding neighborhood.


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    Safety and health in the use of agrochemicals: A guide

    01 January 1991

    The information in the present guide will be of value to those directly engaged in the handling and use of agrochemicals. Emphasis has been laid extensively on safe handling and use, and on practical measures to be taken to avoid undue consequences. The guide is intended for use as a training aid in ILO technical co-operation projects to encourage action at national level.


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    Safety-health and working conditions

    01 January 1987

    This training manual is prepared as a tool for training people directly concerned with workplace improvements. The manual is aimed at managers, supervisors, workers, safety representatives and others in all kinds of industries. It is designed particularly for use in developing countries.