Codes of practice and guidelines

2009

  1. Guidelines for port State control officers carrying out inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

    13 February 2009

    The guidelines contained in this book are an important international resource for implementing port State responsibilities under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC). They were adopted by the ILO in September 2008 together with Guidelines for flag State inspections under the MLC, 2006.

2008

  1. Using the ILO Code of Practice on HIV/AIDS and the world of work - Guidelines for the construction sector

    01 January 2008

2006

  1. Safety and health in underground coalmines

    13 May 2006

    This new code, which reflects the many changes in the industry, its workforce, the roles of the competent authorities, employers, workers and their organizations, and on the development of new ILO instruments on occupational safety and health, focuses on the production of coal from underground mines. The original code of practice on safety and health in coalmines was adopted by the Governing Body in 1986. Surface mining is covered by the code of practice, Safety and health in opencast mines (1991). This code of practice is based on principles established in international instruments relevant to the protection of workers' safety and health.

2005

  1. Safety and health in the iron and steel industry

    09 February 2005

    This new code, which reflects the many changes in the industry, its workforce, the roles of the competent authorities, employers, workers and their organizations, and on the development of new ILO instruments on occupational safety and health, focuses on the production of iron and steel and basic iron and steel products, such as rolled and coated steel, including from recycled material. It does not deal with the mining of raw materials for iron and steel production nor does it deal with the fabrication of commercial steel products. The original code of practice on safety and health in the iron and steel industry was adopted in 1981.

  2. Guidelines for labour inspection in forestry

    28 January 2005

    The guidelines address some of the main issues and general principles of labour standards and their inspection in the forestry sector (from planting to logging). The guidelines are aimed at three main users: labour inspectors/certifiers, forest managers, and training and educational organizations.

2004

  1. Safety and health in shipbreaking: Guidelines for Asian countries and Turkey

    01 March 2004

    These guidelines are the first of their kind to provide assistance to ensure safe work in shipbreaking within the framework of the ILO’s Decent Work Agenda. In so doing they provide advice on the transformation of a mainly informal economy activity into a more formal organized one.

  2. Security in ports

    01 January 2004

    The objective of this code of practice on security in ports is to enable governments, employers, workers and other stakeholders to reduce the risk to ports from the threat posed by unlawful acts.

2003

  1. Safety and health in ports

    17 December 2003

    The practical recommendations in this code are intended to provide relevant guidance to ILO constituents and all those responsible for or involved in the management, operation, maintenance and development of ports. This code of practice replaces two former ILO publications: "Guide to safety and health in dock work" (1976) and "Safety and health in dock work , An ILO code of practice" (second edition, 1977).

  2. Workplace violence in services sectors and measures to combat this phenomenon

    15 October 2003

    This code focuses on the prevention of workplace violence and its direct adverse consequences. The objective of this code of practice is to provide general guidance in addressing the problem of workplace violence in services sectors. The code is intended to serve as a basic reference tool for stimulating the development of similar instruments at the regional, national, sectoral, enterprise, organization and workplace levels, specifically targeted at and adapted to different cultures, situations and needs.

  3. Guidelines on social dialogue in public emergency services in a changing environment

    31 January 2003