BackgroundThe Government of Mongolia has implemented its National Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Programme in five time-bound stages since 1997 to improve occupational safety and health standards and regulatory environment in the country, establish a safe and healthy work environment for its citizens, and reduce the incidence of occupational diseases and industrial accidents.
Regular implementation of the National OSH Programme has led to a number of achievements, including an improved legal environment for occupational safety and health, more streamlined promotional methods, establishment of active occupational safety and health councils at national, sectoral, regional, capital city and district levels, more robust national administration, and an upgraded workplace accident statistics framework.
Mongolia ratified Convention No. 155 on Occupational Safety and Health, Convention No. 176 on Safety and Health in Mines and Convention No. 167 on Safety and Health in Construction.
The ILO is supporting the MLSP in developing a new OSH strategy under the guidance of the National OSH Committee. The new strategy to replace the previous National OSH Programmes will be drawn up based on an analysis of previous programs, joint definition between the social partners of the priorities for the four years to come, and within an approach that is consistent with international labour standards and Result-based-management.
Objectives and agendaPrior to the workshop, the national tripartite partners have conducted a SWOT analysis of the current OSH situation in Mongolia facilitated by the ILO consultants. Participants will:
- discuss results of the analysis and principles for developing national OSH strategies;
- identify common priorities to be addressed in the strategy.