ILO: Ambient Factors in the Workplace
This code provides valuable practical recommendations and guidelines for assessing, eliminating and controlling hazardous ambient factors in the workplace. It provides guidance on the roles and obligations of competent authorities and the responsibilities, duties and rights of employers, workers and all other parties involved to help prevent illness and injury among workers.
An excellent basis for the setting up of legal, administrative and practical procedures. Ambient factors in the workplace presents a number of practical conclusions to help protect the workers' health against hazardous substances, ionizing radiation, electric and magnetic fields, optical radiation, as well as noise, vibration, thermal conditions and humidity. It reviews the various aspects of prevention and control for each of these factors, and provides essential guidance on hazard assessment and the surveillance of workers' health and the working environment. It also focuses on establishing education and training programmes to ensure workers receive relevant, up-to-date information on their working conditions.
Compiled by an array of experts in the field, this code is an important resource for competent authorities, employers and workers, suppliers, manufacturers, designers and architects, and all those concerned with safety and health at work.
Publication Code: GP536
Publication Edition Number or Year: 2001
Publication Edition Date: 1st Edition
Publisher Name: International Labor Organization (ILO)
Updated in last two months: No