The ILO Global Database on Occupational Safety and Health Legislation (LEGOSH) provides a picture of the regulatory framework of the main elements of OSH legislation, including OSH management and administration, employers’ duties and obligations, workers’ rights and duties, OSH inspection and enforcement, among others. LEGOSH classification structure is based on a comprehensive set of 11 themes which follows and captures the main part of the key ILO standards such as the ILO Convention No.155 on Occupational Safety and Health (1981) and the Recommendation N°164, Convention No.187 on the Promotional framework for occupational safety and health (2006), the Labour Inspection Convention C081 and other technical Conventions as benchmarks.

LEGOSH contains comprehensive legal information, which allows you to:

  1. Access synthesis of OSH legislation in English and authentic legal texts in original language;
  2. Compare the legislation of several countries or regions on a particular subject;
  3. Conduct customized searches;
  4. Link to national and regional OSH institutions websites, OSH databases and other relevant sources of OSH legislation, policies and information;
  5. Relate to the relevant comments of the ILO Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR).

The user-friendly interface provides straightforward navigation. Please “compare countries” if you want to compare topics for several countries, “browse by country” to generate a country profile, click on “free search” to undertake a free search and consult the guide “How to use this database” for further information.
The exact date of the most recent update is indicated for each country.

Use and citation of this database:

When using or publishing information from this database, please site the website as your source. ILO Global Database on Occupational Safety and Health Legislation (LEGOSH). ILO, Geneva.

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Database of Occupational Safety and Health Legislation (LEGOSH) Disclaimer:

Summaries and full texts in the LEGOSH Database are provided for information purposes only and are not intended to replace consultation of the authentic legal texts. We update the database regularly but are unable to guarantee that the laws it contains are always complete, accurate and the most recent version. Please contact us if you have updated information. For information purposes, the Database contains links to other websites. Their inclusion does not signify responsibility for, or approval of, their content by the ILO.

The database has been implemented with the financial assistance of the Republic of Korea under the Korea/ILO Partnership Programme. The views expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the Republic of Korea.