Labour inspection policy and occupational safety and health systems in Qatar

The ILO supports the continuous efforts of the Government of Qatar to uphold workers health and safety. The joint programme of the ILO and the Ministry of Labour (MOL) provides policy and strategic advice to promote a culture of prevention on OSH by strengthening national institutional capacities and by encouraging and facilitating collaboration between relevant stakeholders. The proper application of labour legislation depends on an effective labour inspectorate. The MOL-ILO programme seeks to enhance the efficiency, quality and impact of labour inspection services in Qatar.
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    Personal perspectives on the impact of Qatar’s labour reforms

    17 June 2022

    This collection of video interviews features various individuals who recount the achievements and remaining challenges of Qatar’s labour reforms through their own experience.

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    Working in Qatar: Let's beat heat stress together!

    01 June 2022

    Heat stress can be dangerous! By following these simple steps, workers in Qatar can protect themselves and stay healthy during the hot summer months.

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    How can employers set up a mitigation plan to protect workers from heat stress in Qatar?

    01 June 2022

    Heat stress is a real danger to your workforce. By developing a heat stress mitigation plan companies in Qatar can protect their employees and maintain productivity.

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    Qatar’s labour reforms in numbers

    14 May 2022

    In recent years, the Government of Qatar has introduced major labour reforms, marking a new era for labour relations. This short video animation presents the achievements and some of the remaining priorities in terms of the implementation of Qatar’s labour reforms.

  5. Op-Ed

    Why workers must be central to safety and health efforts in Qatar

    27 April 2022

    As we celebrate World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2022, Afroz Dawar, OSH professional and workers representative, reflects on the importance of social dialogue for the promotion of safety at work in Qatar.

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    Keep your guard up: Working safely at heights in Qatar

    24 April 2022

    Falls from height is the top cause of occupational injuries in Qatar. This animation presents simple measures that can save your life. Never drop your guard and together we can all work in safety!

  7. Safety at work

    Qatar rolls out virtual reality training for labour inspectors

    01 March 2022

    In an effort to improve safety and health at work and enhance the capacity of labour inspectors, Qatar’s Ministry of Labour and the ILO designed a virtual reality training which recreates a construction site and common safety and health issues.

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    Qatar’s labour reforms: what has been achieved?

    02 January 2022

    In recent years, the Government of Qatar has introduced major labour reforms, marking a new era for workers and employers. Key legislation and systems have been introduced to protect workers, and efforts are ongoing to ensure these reforms are fully implemented.

  9. Occupational safety and health

    ILO publishes report on work-related deaths and injuries in Qatar

    18 November 2021

    Report identifies gaps in data collection on work-related deaths and injuries and calls for improvements.

  10. Report

    One is too many: The collection and analysis of data on occupational injuries in Qatar

    18 November 2021

    This report presents an in-depth analysis of work-related deaths and injuries in Qatar in 2020, the processes through which data is collected, and how the current processes can be improved.