Publications and technical tools


  1. ILO Brief: Violations of fundamental principles and rights at work at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant and in Enerhodar city in Ukraine, temporarily occupied by the Russian Federation

    01 June 2023

    Ukrainian trade unions report that fundamental rights of Ukrainian workers in the areas temporarily occupied by the Russian Federation are frequently and repeatedly violated.

  2. Guidelines for the use of the ILO International Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconioses - revised edition 2022

    14 February 2023


  1. A safe and healthy working environment is a fundamental principle and right at work

    08 July 2022

    At its 110th Session in June 2022, the International Labour Conference recognized “a safe and healthy working environment” as a fundamental principle and right at work and designated the Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 1981 (No. 155) and the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187) as fundamental Conventions.

  2. Framework for Action on Chemicals and Wastes

    08 April 2022

    The ILO aims to promote activities to better engage ministries of labour, employers’ and workers’ organizations, as well as other world of work stakeholders, in the sound management of chemicals at all levels of governance. The development of an ILO Framework for Action on Chemicals and Waste (Framework) is envisaged to define action areas and priorities for the engagement of world of work actors on chemicals management at the international level. The Framework aims to identify concrete actions where the labour sector has either a lead or important supporting role to play in the sound management of chemicals, recognizing the need for multi-sectoral cooperation. This paper is available for comment by constituents and interested parties.

  3. The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS): Brochure

    08 April 2022

    This brochure provides an overview of the GHS and how it relates to occupational safety and health and International Labour Standards

  4. Diagnostic and exposure criteria for occupational diseases - Guidance notes for diagnosis and prevention of the diseases in the ILO List of Occupational Diseases (revised 2010)

    03 February 2022

  5. Guidance on occupational safety and health for domestic workers and employers to prevent and mitigate COVID-19

    21 January 2022


  1. Fire Risk Management

    19 November 2021

  2. Principles and guidelines for human factors / ergonomics (HFE) design and management of work systems.

    04 November 2021

  3. Implementation Guide for SCORE Training

    18 October 2021

    This step-by-step implementation guide is designed for staff from the ILO and other organizations such as business associations, government agencies and training providers that want to offer SCORE Training to enterprises. This manual is intended to help set up and run the training programme from inception through to successful offering of the service. It can also be used as background information for other actors who may participate in the running and organization of the programme, such as expert trainers or new programme staff.

  4. Newsletter of ILO RMG Programme - May 2021 edition

    31 May 2021

    News, events and resources from ILO's Improving Working Conditions in the Ready-made Garment Sector programme, Phase-2:

  5. Anticipate, prepare and respond to crises – Invest now in resilient occupational safety and health systems

    28 April 2021

    This report examines elements of a strong and resilient OSH system. It provides examples from the COVID-19 pandemic to highlight the way in which OSH systems can build strength following a crisis, enabling them to face unforeseen challenges in the future and protect the safety and health of workers – while supporting the survival and business continuity of enterprises.

  6. Anticipate, prepare and respond to crises – Invest now in resilient occupational safety and health systems

    14 April 2021

  7. COVID-19: Occupational health and safety for health workers

    05 February 2021

    This WHO-ILO document provides guidance on occupational health and safety measures for health workers and occupational health services in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also outlines the rights and responsibilities for health and safety at work for health workers according to the standards of the International Labour Organization (ILO). The document is intended for employers and health-facility managers, health workers and their representatives, occupational health and safety experts, infection prevention and control experts in public and private health facilities and policy-makers at national and subnational levels.


  1. Safety + Health for All - Theory of Change

    22 June 2020

    ILO Flagship Programme

  2. Guide on Labour Inspection and Social Security

    05 June 2020

    This study is intended to provide governments and other parties interested with an overview of current approaches to the intervention of labour inspectorates on social security matters.

  3. Safety and health in micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises: A collection of five case studies

    28 May 2020

    The five case studies - conducted in Cameroon, Colombia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Tunisia – describe the occupational safety and health (OSH) situation in MSMEs and the initiatives adopted in this field.

  4. Drivers and constraints for occupational safety and health improvement in the global textile supply chain from Madagascar

    08 April 2020

    Case Study

  5. Improving Safety and Health in Micro-, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: An overview of initiatives and delivery mechanisms

    31 March 2020

    This report focuses on micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and their specific characteristics that are likely to have an impact on occupational safety and health (OSH) outcomes.

  6. A Study on Labour Inspectors’ Careers

    20 March 2020

    This paper is addressed to managers of labour inspection systems who have to develop or improve a human resources (HR) policy for labour inspectors. It provides them with: a basis for developing HR policies specifically for labour inspectors; an overview of today’s current approaches to HR with respect to labour inspectors; and a number of national practices in recruitment, training, remuneration, promotion, mobility and work-life balance.