Occupational safety and health country profile: Namibia
International labour standards
Ratification of ILO conventions
Database on international labour standards
Provides access to the latest information on ILO international labour standards on OSH (such as ratification information, reporting requirements, comments of the ILO's supervisory bodies, etc.).
Policies and programmes
Laws and regulations
National regulatory framework
Global database on OSH legislation
Provides a picture of the regulatory framework of the main elements of OSH legislation. Contains comprehensive legal information and analysis.
National labour legislation database
Includes abstracts of OSH legislation and citation information. Full text of laws or a relevant source is linked to the records, when available.
Authorities and bodies
The Labour Advisory Council must investigate and advise the Minister in respect of, among others, national policy in respect of health, safety and welfare at work.
The Regulations Relating to the Health and Safety of Employees at Work make provision for the appointment of approved inspection authorities. The inspection authority performs inspection duties provided for in the Regulations. These include an inspection function, investigation, testing, sampling, analysis or training.
The Ministry of Mines and Energy issued the Mine Health and Safety Regulations (10th Draft) made under section 138A of the Minerals (Prospecting and Mining) Act 33 of 1992 as amended.
Database of labour statistics
Contains annual data collected mainly through the ILO yearly questionnaire. It covers a wide range of topics including occupational injuries.