Publications and technical tools


  1. Improved security of seafarer’s identification. Report 91 VII (1)

    16 August 2002

    International Labour Conference, 91st Session 2003. Report VII (1) This report reviews various means of increasing the security of seafarers' identification with a view to the adoption of a Protocol to the Seafarers' Identity Documents Convention, 1958 (No. 108).

  2. Standards, Principles and Approaches in Occupational Health Services

    01 July 2002

  3. Labour inspection. A guide to the profession

    24 April 2002

    Labour Inspection is an authoritative, comprehensive guide to labour inspection and its fundamental principles. It emphasizes that labour inspection is a profession in its own right, and requires a professional approach. It presents policy issues in an international context, while examining how the major, foreseeable developments in economics, the labour market, technology, as well as national, sectoral, and enterprise social structures, affect labour inspection

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Labour inspection: A guide to the profession

    01 January 2002

    Provides guidance on labour inspection, its fundamental principles, its role, scope, policy, organization, management and functions. Identifies and analyses best practices in some high-performance inspection systems in ILO Member States.

  7. Guidelines for the use of the ILO International Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconioses, 2000 edition

    01 January 2002

  8. Health and safety at work: A trade union priority

    01 January 2002

    Figures appearing in this issue of Labour Education 2002/1 No. 126, are shocking: every day sees 5,000 people die from work-related accidents. That is three deaths every minute. Work-related diseases continue to take a heavy toll,affecting at any given time more than 160 million people in both developing and industrialized countries. This is an important issue for all of society, as these casualties help swell the pressures on increasingly stretched public health systems throughout the world. In consequence, the costs and the social impacts on communities have risen.


  1. The construction industry in the twenty-first century: Its image, employment prospects and skill requirements

    29 October 2001

    The report was prepared for the 2001 ILO Tripartite Meeting on the Construction Industry. The main theme of the report is changing employment relationships and industrial structures in the construction industry and the impact of these changes on the quality of employment in the industry. The report reviews changes in the construction industry in the 1990s and considers directions for the future.

  2. Guidance for the prevention of stress and violence at the workplace

    16 October 2001

    This guidance addresses the nature of stress and violence at work, whether and how work stress and violence affect health and well-being, and what can be done to eliminate or reduce these problems. Employers, employees and their respective organisations are encourage to use this guidance, implement and continually refine their actions and programmes to eliminate and control the problems of stress and violence at work.

  3. The ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work

    01 June 2001

    The code provides invaluable practical guidance to policy-makers, employers’ and workers’ organizations and other social partners for formulating and implementing appropriate workplace policy, prevention and care programmes, and for establishing strategies to address workers in the informal sector. It is the product of collaboration between the ILO and its tripartite constituents, as well as cooperation with its international partners.

  4. Labour inspection and occupational safety and health management systems

    14 May 2001

  5. Worker safety in the ship-breaking industries

    01 February 2001

    This issues paper highlights the procedures and practices adopted in the disposal of obsolete ships originating from the world fleet of merchant vessels with an emphasis on occupational safety and health (OSH) issues and on environmental aspects as shipbreaking is undertaken today by the world-breaking majors on beachheads in Asia.

  6. The cost of violence/stress at work and the benefits of a violence/stress-free working environment

    01 January 2001

    This report explores the issues of stress and violence at work with the aim of establishing the costs these problems may present to the individual, the organisation and society.

  7. Safety in the use of synthetic vitreous fibre insulation wools (glass wool, rock wool, slag wool). ILO code of practice.

    01 January 2001

    "...a good basis for developing more specific policies and procedures for your operation or facility. The appendix on classification includes a fairly detailed description of how these products are classified as health hazards under various classification systems, including IARC, the European Union, ACGIH and the proposed Globally Harmonized system." The Synergist, December 2002 USA

  8. Work-related stress in nursing

    01 January 2001

    Sources of stress in nursing; the control cycle approach to stress prevention for nurses

  9. Stress prevention for bus drivers

    01 January 2001

    The demands made on bus drivers; recommendations for preventing and combating work stress among bus drivers

  10. Stress prevention in the offshore oil and gas industry

    01 January 2001

    The cost of offshore stress; the "Triple A" approach to stress prevention in the industry

  11. Stress prevention in air traffic control

    01 January 2001

    Sources and consequences of stress in air traffic control; prevention of stress for air traffic

  12. Stress prevention for assembly-line workers

    01 January 2001

    Stress in assembly-line work; practical ways of eliminating stress for assembly-line workers