About the ILO Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health & Safety

The ILO Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety is a comprehensive tool for academia, journalists and the general public – anyone interested in obtaining data and other information about safety and health at work.
The latest edition of the Encyclopaedia, taking advantage of the information technology revolution, has evolved into an online knowledge-sharing resource, with a user-friendly interface in English, French and Spanish.
The transformation of the Encyclopaedia from a printed issue to an electronic and online platform enables quick and easy access to the most up-to-date information in the occupational safety and health (OSH) field.
The Encyclopaedia website will serve as a cutting-edge global tool for OSH information and especially good practices. The Encyclopaedia is written and compiled by world class researchers and industry experts, and will be updated regularly by different contributors around the world.  The online platform is also connected to a wide variety of ILO health and safety resources and third party information sources (such as online databases and websites).

The site includes a wide variety of health and safety resources from the ILO and other organizations, up-to-the-minute OHS news feeds and more. Encyclopaedia and website content are undergoing a contiuous revision process. For more information on the ILO and Safework visit the Safework website; for further information about the site and the encyclopaedia, contact ILO Safework/CIS: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Production Team

Editorial Staff
Jeanne Mager Stellman, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief, 4th Edition
Robin Mary Gillespie, Ph.D.

Development Manager
Lauren M. Anderson

Daniel Kabat

Development Staff
Francine Benjamin
Miyabi Nakamura
Lindsay Volk
April Weber
Julia Getzel

Roman Lityakov

We would like to thank Columbia University for providing facilities and support during the development of this website. We would also like to thank the Foundation for Worker, Veteran, and Environmental Health for the management and support of the redesign and revision process.

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Prefaces to the previouse editions of the ILO Encyclopaedia.

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