Occupational safety and health country profile: Turkey

Latest news

  1. Turkey ratifies the Safety and Health in Construction Convention, 1988 (No. 167) and the Safety and Health in Mines Convention, 1995 (No. 176)

    Turkey is the thirtieth and twenty-seventh ILO member State to have ratified, respectively, Convention No. 176 and Convention No.167, which aim to improve the safety and health of millions of mine and construction workers worldwide.

  1. Government, workers' and employers' representatives agreed on the main elements of a roadmap on OSH in mines

    21 October 2014

    The Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MoLSS), the ILO, social partners and other relevant stakeholders discussed how risk assessments, compliance with national legislation, labour inspection and the social partners can contribute to increased safety and health in mines in a national tripartite meeting held in Ankara.

  2. © Bulent Kilic / AFP

    Soma coal mine accident

    ILO Director-General extends condolences to the families of the miners killed in Turkey

    Statement, 14 May 2014

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. National Policy on Safety and Health at Work in Turkey (2014-2018)

  2. Occupational Safety and Health Profile

    A National Occupational Safety and Health Profile for Turkey, commissioned within the scope of the ILO project “Improving Occupational Health and Safety in Turkey through Compliance with International Labour Standards” at the ILO Office for Turkey was prepared by a national expert in consultation with the tripartite constituents and validated at a tripartite meeting.

Laws and regulations

  1. Main law

    30 June 2012

    Includes in its scope all sectors and workers.


    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.



    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