Occupational safety and health country profile: Colombia

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

  1. 2008-2012

    National policy and programme

    in Spanish

  2. 2007

    Profile of the Andean Subregion

    in Spanish

    Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela

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 legislation

    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

  1. Responsible authorities

    in Spanish

    The OSH legal framework and institutional structure in Colombia are broad and complex. There are OSH committees at national, sectional and local levels. Joint committees at the workplace are required for companies with 10 or more workers.



    Occupational injuries

    Database of labour statistics

    Contains annual data collected mainly through the ILO yearly questionnaire. It covers a wide range of topics including occupational injuries.

Information and advisory services

  1. ILO-CIS centre

  2. Knowledge and research bodies

    in Spanish