Publications and technical tools
Promoting decent work in the chemical industry: Innovative initiatives
18 October 2013
Issues paper for discussion at the Global Dialogue Forum on Initiatives to Promote Decent and Productive Work in the Chemical Industry
The health of workers in selected sectors of the urban economy: Challenges and perspectives
01 January 2013
This paper aimed at analysing and systematizing the health challenges faced by the poorest strata of urban workers and to discuss solutions.
Knowledge, attitudes and practices on HIV and AIDS among manufacturing industry workers in Honduras
01 October 2012
This study was conducted by the ILO and the UNAH-VS, in partnership with UNAIDS, the Honduran Manufacturers Association and ASONAPVSIDAH. The objective is to identify the level of knowledge, attitudes, and practices relative to HIV and AIDS among the workers of six companies in the manufacturing industry located in Villanueva and Choloma of the Cortés Region.
Knowledge, attitudes and practices on HIV and AIDS among national port authority and dock workers in Honduras
01 October 2012
This study was conducted by the ILO, with the support of the OFID, in collaboration with UNAH-VS, UNAIDS, ENP, SITRAENP, and ASONAPVSIDAH. The objective is to ascertain the level of knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding HIV and AIDS among the workforce of the National Port Authority (ENP), and the dock workers employed at Puerto Cortés.
Guidelines for Port State Control Officers Carrying out Inspections under the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No.188)
19 January 2012
The Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No.188), aims to ensure that these seafarers have decent work conditions on board. These guidelines give an overview of the Convention and outline the port State control responsibilities relating to it.
Participatory Action-Oriented Training
30 November 2011
Participatory Action-Oriented Training is a practical method to support workplace initiatives based on self-help voluntary actions. It also helps local people carry out immediate improvements in occupational safety and health and their working conditions by using locally available resources.
Guidelines on HIV and AIDS for the postal sector
01 October 2011
The International Labour Office (ILO), through its Programme on HIV and AIDS and the World of Work (ILO/AIDS) and the Sectoral Activities Department (SECTOR), in collaboration with the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and UNI Global Union (formerly Union Network International) have contributed to the formulation of the present Guidelines on HIV and AIDS and the postal sector and participated in the implementation of the first phase of the campaign in the following seven selected pilot countries: Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, China, Estonia, Mali and Nigeria.
Children in hazardous work: What we know, what we need to do
10 June 2011
This report reviews the current state of knowledge concerning children in hazardous work and presents the case for a new focus on the issue as part of the wider global effort to eliminate the worst forms of child labour. For more information on this report or to order copies, please contact email@example.com.
Executive summary of Children in Hazardous Work. What we know, what we need to do
09 June 2011
This report reviews the current state of knowledge concerning children in hazardous work and presents the case for a new focus on the issue as part of the wider global effort to eliminate the worst forms of child labour.
Green jobs in construction: Small changes – big effect
01 December 2010
Construction was the first specific sector of the economy to be addressed in the ILO’s Green Jobs Initiative. The sector is responsible for 25-40 per cent of global energy use, and 30–40 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Andrew Bibby, a London-based journalist, reports from the suburb of Khayelitsha, Cape Town’s largest informal settlement, where the Kuyasa Initiative has targeted 2,000 homes for basic energy-saving measures, creating jobs at the same time.
List of occupational diseases (revised 2010). Identification and recognition of occupational diseases: Criteria for incorporating diseases in the ILO list of occupational diseases
01 December 2010
The number of physical, chemical, biological and psychosocial factors affecting workers’ health is constantly on the rise. The ILO has been responding to the challenge of creating safe and healthy working conditions since its founding in 1919. Agreed by governments as well as employers’ and workers’ organizations, this new list, approved in March 2010, reflects the state of the art in the identification and recognition of occupational diseases. The list, annexed here to the List of Occupational Diseases Recommendation, 2002 (No. 194), is designed to assist countries in their prevention, recording, notification and, if applicable, compensation of diseases caused by work.
The Joint WHO-ILO-UNAIDS policy guidelines on improving health workers’ access to HIV and TB prevention, treatment, care and support services: A guidance note
25 November 2010
Health workers often lack adequate access to preventive measures such as personal protective supplies or equipments as well as treatment access. The Joint WHO-ILO-UNAIDS 14-point policy guidelines have been developed to respond to this need and contribute to the promotion of universal access to HIV and TB prevention, treatment, care and support.
Flyer for Ergonomic checkpoints. Second edition
15 July 2010
Approaches to Attribution of Detrimental Health Effects to Occupational Ionizing Radiation Exposure and their Application in Compensation Programmes for Cancer (OSH 73)
23 June 2010
Jointly published by three international organizations with mandates relating to occupational health and ionizing radiation - the ILO, IAEA and WHO - the publication will be useful for national authorities, trade unions, employers and other parties with an interest in ensuring an equitable approach to workers' compensation.
Alcohol and drug problems at work - The shift to prevention
13 May 2010
This document is a practical manual to setting up and managing substance abuse prevention programmes in the enterprise. It describes the physiological effects of alcohol and drugs and the problems relating to intoxication, regular use and dependency as they affect the workplace. It presents a step-by-step guidance on designing, implementing and sustaining prevention programmes. It also provides examples of alcohol and drug policies from companies around the world, useful checklists, self-assessment tools and an extensive list of Internet, print and audiovisual resources. The document was prepared in collaboration with the United Nations Office of Drug Control and Crime Prevention (UNODC).
WARM: Work Adjustment for Recycling and Managing Waste
11 May 2010
Action manual for waste collectors and communities to promote their joint actions in improving safety, health and efficiency in waste collection and management.
Joint WHO/ILO policy guidelines on improving health worker access to prevention, treatment and care services for HIV and TB
28 April 2010
The primary purpose of these guidelines is to draw together previously developed clinical and policy guidelines, along with recent evidence, into a coherent set of recommendations that aim to provide improved access of health workers to HIV and TB services.
ILO List of Occupational Diseases (revised 2010)
25 March 2010
This new list of occupational diseases reflects the state-of-the-art development in the identification and recognition of occupational diseases in the world of today. It indicates clearly where prevention and protection should take place. This ILO list represents the latest worldwide consensus on diseases which are internationally accepted as caused by work. This list can serve as a model for the establishment, review and revision of national lists of occupational diseases. The world’s working population and their families will benefit from this new list.
On the right track - A training toolkit on HIV/AIDS for the railway sector
01 January 2010
Developing the WIND training programme in Asia: Participatory approaches to improving safety, health and working conditions of farmers (Full)
30 December 2009
This book documents and analyses the course of the development of the WIND training programme in Vietnam and also the efforts of other countries in Asia. The authors have paid particular attention to the usefulness of participatory training methodologies and how much the WIND programme has respected and supported the self-help initiative of local farmers. The book will give an insight into participatory approaches for those who plan to apply the WIND programme and also for those who are interested in achieving local developments in a participatory manner.