Codes of practice and guidelines

2024

  1. Draft Guidelines on the medical examination of fishing vessel personnel/fishers

    16 January 2024

2023

  1. Policy guidelines for the promotion of decent work in the agri-food sector

    31 May 2023

    Meeting of Experts on Decent Work in the Agri-food Sector: An Essential Part of Sustainable Food Systems (Geneva, 8–12 May 2023)

  2. Guidelines on how to deal with seafarer abandonment cases

    18 January 2023

    The present Guidelines are addressed to all States, and primarily to port States, flag States and States of which seafarers are nationals or are resident or are otherwise domiciled in their territory.

2022

  1. Safety and health in construction (Revised edition)

    16 November 2022

    The revised ILO Code of practice on safety and health in construction was adopted by a Meeting of Experts held in Geneva from 21 to 25 February 2022. This code of practice replaces an earlier code that was adopted in 1992 and was considered outdated in view of the changes in working practices and conditions in the construction sector in the past decades. It takes into account new areas which require improved health and safety practices and other protective measures.

  2. Safety and health in textiles, clothing, leather and footwear

    26 April 2022

  3. Guidelines for flag State inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended

    15 April 2022

    The Guidelines for flag State inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 as amended (MLC, 2006), contained in this book are an important resource for implementing flag State responsibilities under the MLC, 2006. The Guidelines, initially adopted in 2008, were updated by the ILO in 2020, together with the Guidelines for port State control officers carrying out inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 as amended, in order to reflect the 2014, 2016 and 2018 amendments to the Code of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006.

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

    15 April 2022

    The Guidelines for port State control officers carrying out inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 as amended (MLC, 2006), contained in this book are an important international resource for implementing port State responsibilities under the MLC, 2006. The Guidelines, initially adopted in 2008, were updated by the ILO in 2020, together with the Guidelines for flag State inspections under the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 as amended, in order to reflect the 2014, 2016 and 2018 amendments to the Code of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006.

2020

  1. Guidelines on the promotion of decent work and road safety in the transport sector

    24 April 2020

    Guidelines adopted by a Meeting of Experts held in Geneva from 23 to 27 September 2019.

2019

  1. Safety and health in shipbuilding and ship repair (Revised edition)

    19 February 2019

    This revised code of practice, adopted by a Meeting of Experts in January 2018, reflects the development of modern ILO instruments on occupational safety and health (OSH) and the changes in the industry in the past 44 years since an earlier code was adopted.

2018

  1. Code of practice on safety and health in opencast mines

    11 December 2018

    The original code of practice, "Safety and health in opencast mines", was published in 1991. This revised code reflects the many changes in the industry, its workforce, the roles of the competent authorities, employers, workers and their organizations, and the development of new ILO instruments on occupational safety and health (OSH), including the Safety and Health in Mines Convention, 1995 (No. 176). To this effect, the new code is based on the principles of the Convention, including risk assessment, addresses issues such as the interaction between large-scale and small-scale artisanal miners and also comprises a section on automated machinery, a development that has great potential to change the work carried out by nearly all workers in opencast mines worldwide.