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

Chemicals » Asbestos

Asbestos control programs, health effects, abatement, technical resources, etc.

Updated Asbestos: 29CFRv1910.1001 [20519] ?

OSHA asbestos requirements

Disasters » Regulations

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

OSHA's Emergency Standards [29156] ?

Text of OSHA requirements related to emergencies

Industrial Hygiene » Respirators

Respirator fit, full text of respiratory programs, etc.

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

Respirator information includes full text of the code

International » Safety

Resources concerned with workplace safety polices and issues internationally

ILO Standards concerning Occupational Safety & Health [4396] ?

International Labor Organization's international occupational safety and health recommendations

Intl Countries » Australia

References from government and business entities in Australia

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

Intl Countries » Bangladesh

References from government and business entities in Bangladesh

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

Intl Countries » Bhutan

References from government and business entities in Bhutan

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

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

Intl Countries » Botswana

References from government and business entities in Botswana

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

Full text of the occupational safety and health act for Botswana

Intl Countries » Bulgaria

References from government and business entities in Bulgaria

OHS: Bulgarian Health & Safety Law [25485] ?

Text of selected laws and regulations related to workplace safety and health in Bulgaria

Intl Countries » Cameroon

References from government and business entities in Cameroon

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

Intl Countries » 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

Occupational Health and Safety Regulation - British Columbia [3909] ?

Full text of the OHS regulation 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] ?

Portions of 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

OHS: Summary of Workplace Safety Legislation - Canada [62] ?

Provides a brief overview of major provisions of approximately 15 workplace safety laws

Updated 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

Intl Countries » China

References from government and business entities in China

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

Intl Countries » Croatia

References from government and business entities in Croatia

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

Full text of the occupational safety and health act for Croatia

Intl Countries » Cyprus

References from government and business entities in Cyprus

OHS: Safety and Health at Work Legislation - Cyprus [37403] ?

Text of selected workplace safety laws from the Department of Labour Inspection

Intl Countries » Denmark

References from government and business entities in Denmark

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

New rules 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

Intl Countries » Estonia

References from government and business entities in Estonia

OHS: Estonian Legal Acts on Occupational Health and Safety [25478] ?

The text of laws and regulations related to workplace safety in Estonia

Intl Countries » Ethiopia

References from government and business entities in Ethiopia

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

Section of the labour law related to workplace safety in Ethiopia

Intl Countries » European Union

References from government and business entities about European Union

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

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

OHS: Directive 91/383/EEC of 25 June 1991 [1022] ?

Health and safety in fixed term and temporary employment

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

OHS: Safety at Work - European Union [4536] ?

Summary of legislation in effect for 05.20.20.10 Safety at Work

Intl Countries » Fiji

References from government and business entities in Fiji

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

Health and Safety at Work Laws

Intl Countries » Finland

References from government and business entities in Finland

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

Text of selected occupational safety and health acts

Intl Countries » Germany

References from government and business entities in Germany

OHS: German Safety Regulations and Ordinances [13970] ?

Text of Ordinance on Industrial Safety and Health, Construction Site Ordinance and more

Intl Countries » Guam

References from government and business entities in Guam

Intl Countries » Hong Kong

References from government and business entities in Hong Kong

OHS: Legislation & Regulations [9125] ?

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

Intl Countries » Hungary

References from government and business entities in Hungary

OHS: Hungarian Safety & Health at Work Legislation [25488] ?

Text of selected laws and standards related to workplace safety in Hungary

OSH Law: Hungary [20468] ?

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

Intl Countries » India

References from government and business entities in India

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

Intl Countries » Indonesia

References from government and business entities in Indonesia

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

Full text of the workplace safety laws for Indonesia

Intl Countries » Iran

References from government and business entities in Iran

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

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

Intl Countries » Ireland

References from government and business entities in Ireland

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

Intl Countries » Japan

References from government and business entities in Japan

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

Text of Japan's workplace safety laws

Intl Countries » Jordan

References from government and business entities in Jordan

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

Intl Countries » Korea

References from government and business entities in Korea

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

Intl Countries » Laos

References from government and business entities in Laos

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

Intl Countries » Latvia

References from government and business entities in Latvia

OHS: Latvian Labour Protection Legislation [pdf] [25490] ?

Text of selected laws and regulations related to workplace safety in Latvia

Intl Countries » Lithuania

References from government and business entities in Lithuania

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

Intl Countries » Macedonia

References from government and business entities in Macedonia

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

Intl Countries » Malaysia

References from government and business entities in Malaysia

Intl Countries » Malta

References from government and business entities in Malta

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

Text of selected regulations, acts, legal notices

Intl Countries » Mongolia

References from government and business entities in Mongolia

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

Intl Countries » Nepal

References from government and business entities in Nepal

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

Intl Countries » Netherlands

References from government and business entities in Netherlands

Intl Countries » New Guinea

References from government and business entities in New Guinea

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

Intl Countries » New Zealand

References from government and business entities in New Zealand

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

Guides to occupational health & safety legislation for New Zealand

Intl Countries » Nigeria

References from government and business entities in Nigeria

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

Health and safety laws for Nigeria's factories

Intl Countries » Norway

References from government and business entities in Norway

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

Intl Countries » Pakistan

References from government and business entities in Pakistan

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

Intl Countries » Philippines

References from government and business entities in Philippines

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

Text of workplace safety laws for the Philippines

Intl Countries » Qatar

References from government and business entities in Qatar

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

Labour Law which replaces the one adopted in 1962

Intl Countries » Russian Federation

References from government and business entities in Russian Federation

Intl Countries » Serbia

References from government and business entities in Serbia

OHS Law: Kosovo [25207] ?

Text of the law on occupational safety, health and the environment

Intl Countries » Singapore

References from government and business entities in Singapore

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

Intl Countries » Slovenia

References from government and business entities in Slovenia

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

Full text of the occupational safety and health act for Slovenia

Intl Countries » Solomon Islands

References from government and business entities in Solomon Islands

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

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

Intl Countries » South Africa

References from government and business entities in South Africa

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

Intl Countries » Spain

References from government and business entities in Spain

OHS: Safety and Health - Spain [7966] ?

An overview of the system

Intl Countries » Sri Lanka

References from government and business entities in Sri Lanka

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

Intl Countries » Sweden

References from government and business entities in Sweden

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

Intl Countries » Switzerland

References from government and business entities in Switzerland

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

Text of law relating to occupational health in Switzerland

Intl Countries » Taiwan

References from government and business entities in Taiwan

Intl Countries » Thailand

References from government and business entities in Thailand

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

Information on workplace safety laws for Thailand

Intl Countries » Ukraine

References from government and business entities in Ukraine

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

Text of workplace safety law in the Ukraine

Intl Countries » United Kingdom

References from government and business entities in United Kingdom

Northern Ireland Occupational Safety and Health Legislation & Codes of Practice [25510] ?

Text of the workplace safety legislation for Northern Ireland

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

Text of the legislation and guidance

Intl Countries » Vietnam

References from government and business entities in Vietnam

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

Intl Countries » Yemen

References from government and business entities in Yemen

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

Section of the labour law related to workplace safety in Yemen

OSHA » Bloodborne

OSHA technical resources on bloodborne pathogens

Bloodborne Pathogens Prevention [17555] ?

OSHA technical materials on needlestick safety and prevention requirements

OSHA » Construction

OSHA technical resources on construction

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

Selected Standards for the Home Building Industry [5578] ?

Contains Federal OSHA standards most applicable to this industry

OSHA » Ergonomics

OSHA technical resources on ergonomics

OSHA Ergonomics Guidelines FAQ [21952] ?

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

OSHA » Recordkeeping

OSHA recordkeeping guidelines, standards, fact sheets, etc.

Updated OSHA Recordkeeping Regulatory Text [26850] ?

Text of the regulations related to OSHA recordkeeping requirements

OSHA » Regulations

Full text of federal OSHA regulations, interpretation letters and more

Updated 29 CFR Part 160 Basic Program Elements for Federal Employees [13093] ?

Full text of the OSHA regulations for USA federal employees

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

The US Occupational Safety & Health Standards for general industry

Updated OSHA Preamble to the Final Rules [4866] ?

The preambles to the final rules for OSHA

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

OSHA » Ventilation

OSHA technical resources on ventilation, indoor air quality, etc.

OSHA Ventilation Standards [9083] ?

OSHA standards relating to ventilation

Regulations » MSHA

Full text of 30 CFR, Parts 1 to 199 - Mining Safety and Health Regulations

Regulations & Compliance Assistance [1076] ?

Full text of MSHA Standard 30 CFR, Parts 1 to 199, Federal Register and compliance assistance, etc.

Standards - 30 CFR, Parts 1 to 199 [1077] ?

Full text of 30 CFR, Parts 1 to 199 - Mining Safety and Health Regulations for the US

Regulations » NIOSH

Full text of NIOSH proposed standards

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

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

Regulations » OSHA

Full text of 29 CFR 1900-2200 OSHA standards for general industry & construction

Updated Occupational Safety & Health Act of 1970 [5857] ?

Full text of the OSH Act of 1970

OSHA Maritime Standards [15865] ?

Full text of OSHA standards related to maritime industry

OSHA Table of Contents - Standards 29 CFR Parts 70 through 2400 [1072] ?

Full text of US Occupational Safety & Health Regulations for general industry and construction






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