Occupational Safety and Health Thesaurus

Information system on occupational safety and health (OSH) terminology

The OSH Thesaurus contains about 15,000 terms and synonyms on occupational safety and health in English, French and Spanish arranged hierarchically by subject.

It is a reference tool to search the on-line version of the ILO Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety, the ILO-WHO International Chemical Safety Cards database and the CISDOC bibliographic database.

The OSH Thesaurus can also be used as a translation tool - the terms are presented in three languages, English, French and Spanish - and as a cataloguing tool - the terms are presented by subject in a hierarchical structure of facets. It also offers key words or metatags for HTML files.

The terms are organized hierarchically according to their specificity. Each term is associated with a facet code, which is a combination of letters or numbers that indicates the place of the term in the hierarchy.

The on-line version of the OSH Thesaurus database is available for searching and browsing in the hierarchy of terms.