International Labour Organization
The SafeWork programme of the ILO’s Social Protection Sector is responsible for elaborating international instruments related to all aspects of occupational safety and health. The current objectives of SafeWork are to develop and promote preventive policies and programmes to protect workers in hazardous occupations and sectors, including: extending effective protection to vulnerable groups of workers falling outside the scope of traditional protective measures; better equipping governments, employers and workers to address problems of worker well-being, occupational health care and the quality of working life; and documenting the social and economic impacts of improving worker protection.
Apart from its standard-setting work, its activities include the preparation and dissemination of information on:
with other UN agencies, such as with WHO on occupational health issues, as well as with national governments and aid agencies.
ILO Encyclopedia of Occupational Health and Safety; Guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health Management Systems. For a full list of publications, see the website.