ILO glossary, thesaurus & legislation database

127443449_9987e03604_zThe International Labour Organization (ILO) makes available a number of excellent resources in the field of Occupational Safety and Health.

Occupational safety and health (OSH) is an interdisciplinary field, which uses specialist terms and expressions from subject areas as diverse as engineering, medicine, law, the physical sciences and psychology.” 

There is a glossary available in PDF format (144 pages), which “includes terms from all these fields and more in about 2,600 main headings in English, French, German, Russian and Spanish. Other language versions are created by different OSH institutions all over the world.”

There is also an OSH thesaurus, containing about 15,000 terms and synonyms on occupational safety and health in English, French and Spanish, arranged hierarchically by subject. It can be searched online from here. The ILO suggests that it can also be used as a translation tool in those three languages.

The third very useful tool made available in this group is LEGOSH – a knowledge base on national OSH legislation, regulatory frameworks and much more, from around the world. You can consult it here. It is a mine of information.

Here is a video tutorial explaining the potential of LEGOSH.


Credit: Thanks to Glossarissimo for bringing the glossary to my attention.

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