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Access to the full text of a country's laws and regulations related to occupational safety.

Disaster Management » Disaster Regulations

OSHA disaster plan requirements, Seveso II guidelines, spill reporting triggers

OSHA's Emergency Standards [29156] ?

Text of OSHA requirements related to emergencies

Government Laws » OSHA Codes

OSHA standards for general industry & construction

Occupational Safety & Health Act Laws and Regs [5857] ?

Text of the US federal OSHA laws and regulations

OSHA Maritime Standards [15865] ?

Full text of OSHA standards related to maritime industry

International Government » Australia

Australia - References from government and business entities

OHS: Australian National Standards and Codes of Practice [1086] ?

Guidance materials on Australia's National Standards for occupational safety and health

OHS: Western Australia Work Safety and Health Laws [7912] ?

Occupational safety and health laws in Western Australia

South Australia: Occupational Health, Safety Legislation [9733] ?

Guidance and text of the workplace safety laws for South Australia

International Government » Bangladesh

Bangladesh - References from government and business entities

OHS Law: National Standards and Legislation - Bangladesh [8858] ?

Full text of the Bangladesh Factories, Act 1965

OHS Law: The Factories Rules, 1979 - Bangladesh [4481] ?

Full text of legislation on labor requirements, health, hygiene and safety for factories

International Government » Bhutan

Bhutan - References from government and business entities

Mine and Mineral Management Act, 1995 - Bhutan [pdf] [4482] ?

Full text of legislation on mining operations, accident reporting & environmental protection

International Government » Botswana

Botswana - References from government and business entities

OHS: The Factories Act, No 31 of 1973 - Botswana [20463] ?

Full text of the occupational safety and health act for Botswana

International Government » Cameroon

Cameroon - References from government and business entities

OHS Law: Labour Code Part VI Law No. 92/007 August 1992 - Cameroon [13181] ?

Section of the labour law related to workplace safety in Cameroon

International Government » Canada

Canada - References from government and business entities

Occupational Health & Safety Act Regulations - Prince Edward Island [8323] ?

Full text of the OSHA Act and Regulations for Prince Edward Island, Canada

Occupational Health & Safety Legislation - Alberta [3188] ?

Text of the workplace safety laws and regulations for Alberta, Canada

Updated Occupational Health and Safety Regulations - British Columbia [3909] ?

The OHS regulations for British Columbia

OHS: Canada Labour Code Part II [8521] ?

Text of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Regulations

OHS: Canada Safety & Health Legislation [187] ?

List of Canadian health and safety legislation by jurisdiction (fees)

OHS: Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Law [18393] ?

The Canadian Labour Code, Acts, Regulations related to workplace safety

OHS: OH&S Legislation in Canada [8328] ?

Summarizes the OH&S regulatory information from the thirteen jurisdictions in Canada

Ontario Health and Safety Legislation [21078] ?

Text of the acts and regulations related to workplace safety in Ontario, Canada

Workplace Safety & Health Legislation - Manitoba [243] ?

Text of various Manitoba, Canada Workplace Safety & Health Acts

International Government » China

China - References from government and business entities

OHS Law:Labour Act of the People's Republic of China, 1994 [4483] ?

Chapter VI of Labour Law of People's Republic of China on occup safety & health

OHS: Occupational Safety Laws of the People's Republic of China [27372] ?

Text of the 1194 Labour Law of the People's Republic of China

International Government » Croatia

Croatia - References from government and business entities

OSH: Safety & Health Protection at the Workplace Act, 1996 - Croatia [20467] ?

Full text of the occupational safety and health act for Croatia

International Government » Denmark

Denmark - References from government and business entities

OHS: Denmark - Occupational Health & Safety Guidelines [25498] ?

Guidelines for rule compliance in the work environment

OHS: The Danish Working Environment Act [pdf] [13963] ?

Text of the act

OHS: Working Environment Regulations - Denmark [37348] ?

Text of the acts in English

International Government » Estonia

Estonia - References from government and business entities

International Government » Ethiopia

Ethiopia - References from government and business entities in

OHS Law: Labour Proclamation (No. 42 of 1993) Part VII - Ethiopia [13182] ?

Section of the labour law related to workplace safety in Ethiopia

International Government » European Union

European Union - References from government and business entities

OHS Laws: European Commission Legislation and Standards [13882] ?

EU Directives to protect the health and safety of Europe’s workers

OHS: EU Directives Related to Workplace Safety & Health [14009] ?

Full text of the Eurpoean directives designed to protect the health and safety of workers at work

International Government » Fiji

Fiji - References from government and business entities

OHS Law: National Standards and Legislation - Fiji [12665] ?

Health and Safety at Work Laws

International Government » Finland

Finland - References from government and business entities

OHS: Finnish Occupational Safety & Health Legislation [23357] ?

Text of selected occupational safety and health acts

International Government » Germany

Germany - References from government and business entities

OHS: German Occupational Safety and Health Act Regulations [40930] ?

Text of selected laws and regulations related to workplace safety

International Government » Guam

Guam - References from government and business entities

International Government » Hong Kong

Hong Kong - References from government and business entities

OHS: Legislation & Regulations [9125] ?

Full text of selected legislation and regulations related to occupational health and safety in Hong Kong

International Government » Hungary

Hungary - References from government and business entities

OSH Law: Hungary [20468] ?

Full text of Act No. 93 of 1993 concerning Occupational Safety and Health, dated 5 October 1993.

International Government » India

India - References from government and business entities

OHS Laws: The Factories Act, 1948 (amended 1987) - India [13866] ?

Full text of the workplace safety laws for India

OSH Law: The Factories Act, 1948 as Amended by the Factories Act, 1987 - India [4485] ?

Full text of safety, health and labor requirements for workplaces defined as factories in India

International Government » Indonesia

Indonesia - References from government and business entities

OHS Laws: National Standards & Legislation - Indonesia [13867] ?

Full text of the workplace safety laws for Indonesia

International Government » Iran

Iran - References from government and business entities

OHS Law: Labour Code (1990) Chapter IV - Iran [13170] ?

Sections of the labour code related to occupational safety and health in Iran

International Government » Ireland

Ireland - References from government and business entities

OHS Law: Maternity Protection Act, 1994 - Ireland [13171] ?

Safety and health at work of pregnant workers and workers who have recently given birth

OHS: Health & Safety Authority Acts - Ireland [13220] ?

Full text of occupational safety and health laws for Ireland

OHS: Ireland Health and Safety Authority Legislation [11609] ?

Text of the workplace safety and health legislation, acts and regulations

International Government » Japan

Japan - References from government and business entities

OHS: Japan Occupational Safety & Health Legislation [9146] ?

Text of Japan's workplace safety laws

International Government » Jordan

Jordan - References from government and business entities

OHS Law: Act No. 8 of 1996 Labour Code Chapters IX, X - Jordan [13172] ?

Sections of the labour code related to workplace safety and health in Jordan

International Government » Korea

Korea - References from government and business entities

OHS Laws: Industrial Safety & Health - Korea [13868] ?

Text of OSH Act/enforcement regulations for industrial safety and health

OSH: Korea OSH Act / Regulations [17864] ?

Text of the act and the enforcement regulations for workplace safety in Korea

International Government » Laos

Laos - References from government and business entities

OHS Law: Act No. 002/NA of 14 March 1994 concerning Labour Chapters X, XI - Laos [4488] ?

Section of the labour law affecting occupational safety and health in Laos

OHS Laws: National Standards & Legislation - Lao PDR [pdf] [13869] ?

Text of workplace safety laws for Lao PDR

International Government » Lithuania

Lithuania - References from government and business entities

OHS Law: Law No.I-266 Labour Protection - Lithuania [13173] ?

Act No. I-266 of 7 October 1993 on labour protection [occupational safety], as amended 1994

International Government » Macedonia

Macedonia - References from government and business entities

OHS Law: Labour Relations Act of 1993 (Text No. 1890) Part III 3 - Macedonia [13183] ?

Section of the labour law related to workplace safety in Macedonia

International Government » Malaysia

Malaysia - References from government and business entities

International Government » Malta

Malta - References from government and business entities

OHS: Occupational Health and Safety Authority Regulations [39825] ?

Text of selected regulations, acts, legal notices

International Government » Mongolia

Mongolia - References from government and business entities

OHS Law: Labour Code 1999 Chapter 6 Working Conditions, Labour Safety & Sanitati [4490] ?

Full text of industrial labor laws, including worker compensation for industrial injury and disease

OHS Laws: National Standards & Legislation - Mongolia [13870] ?

Workplace safety laws for Mongolia

International Government » Nepal

Nepal - References from government and business entities

OHS Law: Labour Act, 1992 Chapter 5 Health & Safety - Nepal [4491] ?

Section of the labour law affecting occupational safety and health in Nepal

OHS Laws: National Standards & Legislation - Nepal [13871] ?

Full text of workplace safety laws for Nepal

International Government » Netherlands

Netherlands - References from government and business entities

International Government » New Guinea

New Guinea - References from government and business entities

OHS Laws: Industrial Safety, Health and Welfare - New Guinea [4494] ?

Occupational safety and health legislation for Papua New Guinea - Chapter 175

OHS: Papua New Guinea Industrial Safety Legislation [27146] ?

Text of selected laws and regulations that relate to workplace safety

International Government » New Zealand

New Zealand - References from government and business entities

OHS: New Zealand Health & Safety Law [8575] ?

Guides to occupational health & safety legislation for New Zealand

International Government » Nigeria

Nigeria - References from government and business entities

OHS Law: Factories Act (No. 16 of 1987) - Nigeria [13184] ?

Health and safety laws for Nigeria's factories

International Government » Norway

Norway - References from government and business entities

OHS Law: Act No. 4 of 4 February 1977 as amended 1995 - Norway [13174] ?

Act No. 4 of 4 February 1977 respecting workers' protection and the working environment

OHS: Safety in the Workplace Regulation - Norway [13976] ?

Text of the Working Environment Act

International Government » Pakistan

Pakistan - References from government and business entities

OHS Law: The Factories Act 1934 - Pakistan [19903] ?

Full text as amended to 1997

OHS Law: The Factories Act, 1934 Chapter 3 - Pakistan [4492] ?

Provisions of legislation relating to worker safety and health

International Government » Philippines

Philippines - References from government and business entities

OHS Laws: National Standards & Legislation - Philippines [13872] ?

Text of workplace safety laws for the Philippines

International Government » Qatar

Qatar - References from government and business entities

OHS Law: Qatar Labour Law 2004 [pdf] [13185] ?

Labour Law which replaces the one adopted in 1962

International Government » Russian Federation

Russian Federation - References from government and business entities

International Government » Singapore

Singapore - References from government and business entities

OHS Law: Factories Act (Chapter 104) (No. 6 of 1973) [as amended to S228 of 1985 [4495] ?

Full text of the section of the Factories Act responsible for occupational safety and health

OHS Laws: Occupational Safety & Health - Singapore [13873] ?

Information on workplace safety law requirements for Singapore

International Government » Slovenia

Slovenia - References from government and business entities

OHS: Health and Safety at Work Act, 1999 - Slovenia [20469] ?

Full text of the occupational safety and health act for Slovenia

International Government » Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands - References from government and business entities

OHS Law: Safety at Work Act 1996 - Solomon Islands [4496] ?

Text of the act responsible for occupational health and safety legislation for Solomon Islands

International Government » South Africa

South Africa - References from government and business entities

OHS Law: Mine Health and Safety Act (No. 29 of 1996). - South Africa [13176] ?

Text of mining safety law for South Africa

OHS: Occupational Health and Safety Regulations of South Africa [27562] ?

Text of selected workplace safety regulations for South Africa

International Government » Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka - References from government and business entities

OHS Law: Factories Ordinance, Chapter 144 - Sri Lanka [13177] ?

Health and safety laws for Sri Lanka's factories

OHS Laws: National Standards & Legislation - Sri Lanka [13876] ?

Full text of workplace safety laws for Sri Lanka

International Government » Sweden

Sweden - References from government and business entities

OHS Law: Act No. 677/91 1991, amended 1977 Working Environment Act - Sweden [13178] ?

Text of occupational safety and health law in Sweden

OHS: Swedish Work Environment Act, Provisions and General Recommendations [10024] ?

Full text of Swedish legislation for workplace safety and health

International Government » Switzerland

Switzerland - References from government and business entities

OHS Law: Ordinance of 18 August 1993 relating to the Labour Act - Switzerland [13179] ?

Text of law relating to occupational health in Switzerland

International Government » Taiwan

Taiwan - References from government and business entities

International Government » Thailand

Thailand - References from government and business entities

OHS Laws: National Standards & Legislation - Thailand [13877] ?

Information on workplace safety laws for Thailand

International Government » Ukraine

Ukraine - References from government and business entities

OHS Law: Workers Protection Act, 1992 - Ukraine [13180] ?

Text of workplace safety law in the Ukraine

International Government » United Kingdom

United Kingdom - References from government and business entities

OHS: UK Health and Safety Executive Legislation [10023] ?

Text of the legislation and guidance

International Government » Vietnam

Vietnam - References from government and business entities

OHS Law: Labour Code, 1994 Chapter IX Occupational Safety & Health - Vietnam [4499] ?

Section of the Labour Code related to occupational safety and health in Vietnam

International Government » Yemen

Yemen - References from government and business entities

OHS Law: Labour Code (Act No. 5 of 1995) Chapter IX - Yemen [13186] ?

Section of the labour law related to workplace safety in Yemen

International Laws » Safety

Workplace safety polices and issues internationally

ILO Standards concerning Occupational Safety & Health [4396] ?

International Labor Organization's international occupational safety and health recommendations

OSHA Requirements » Bloodborne

Bloodborne pathogens technical resources from OSHA

Bloodborne Pathogens Prevention [17555] ?

OSHA technical materials on needlestick safety and prevention requirements

OSHA Requirements » Construction

Construction technical resources from OSHA

Cranes and Derricks in Construction Final Rule [pdf] [38374] ?

Text of the rule that became effective in 2010

OSHA Construction Standards - 29 CFR, Part 1926 [1073] ?

US Occupational Safety & Health Regulations for the construction industry

OSHA Requirements » Ergonomics

Ergonomics technical resources from OSHA

OSHA Ergonomics Guidelines FAQ [21952] ?

What is a guideline and how does it differ from a standard?

OSHA Requirements » Noise

OSHA technical resources on hearing conservation and noise

98-126. Occupational Noise Exposure - Criteria for a Recommended Standard [1046] ?

Full text of NIOSH's recommended criteria for the standard on occupational noise

OSHA Requirements » Recordkeeping

Recordkeeping guidelines, standards, fact sheets, etc. from OSHA

OSHA Recordkeeping Regulatory Text [26850] ?

Text of the regulations related to OSHA recordkeeping requirements

OSHA Requirements » Regulations

Federal OSHA regulations, interpretation letters and more

OSHA General Industry Standards - 29 CFR, Part 1910 [1074] ?

The US Occupational Safety & Health Standards for general industry

Rules of Procedure for Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission [3676] ?

Full text of Part 2200 of Title 29 CFR - rules of procedure for OSHRC

Workplace Health Hazards » Respirators

Full text of respiratory programs and respirator fit

NIOSH Respirator Information - 42 CFR Part 84 [203] ?

Respirator information includes full text of the code






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