Occupational safety and health country profile: Spain

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. 2007-2012

    National strategy

    in Spanish; source: EU-OSHA

  2. 2010-2014

    Aragon regional strategy

    in Spanish

Authorities and bodies

  1. Responsible authorities

    in Spanish

    The main bodies concerned with occupationals safety and health (OSH)  in the Ministry of Employment are the National Institute of Safety and Hygiene at Work and the Labour Inspectorate. The autonomous regions have certain competencies in OSH matters that are carried out by the regional labour authorities and the regional OSH centres or institutes.

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.



    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.