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.
  1. 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.

  2. Heat stress

    New legislation in Qatar provides greater protection to workers from heat stress

    27 May 2021

    Prohibited summertime working hours expanded by four weeks and annual health checks for workers introduced.

  3. Watch

    Heat stress in Qatar: Study identifies effective mitigation strategies to keep workers safe

    27 May 2021

    Outdoor workers in Qatar are able to perform their roles safely, despite the summer heat and humidity, if effective precautionary measures are put in place, academic study reveals.

  4. Safety at work

    Heat stress in Qatar: FAQs for employers

    26 May 2021

    Heat Stress is dangerous, but it can be managed. Find out how to mitigate the risk of heat stress among workers, ensuring protection and proper working conditions for everyone.

  5. Safety at work

    Heat stress in Qatar: FAQs for workers

    26 May 2021

    Heat Stress is dangerous, but it can be managed. Find out how you can mitigate the effects of high temperatures while working in Qatar.

  6. Safety at work

    Heat stress legislation in Qatar: A Guide for employers

    25 May 2021

    As Qatar introduces new legislation providing greater protection to workers from heat stress, this guide provides employers with the necessary information to mitigate the risk of heat stress among workers, ensuring protection and proper working conditions for everyone.

  7. Legal document

    Qatar's Ministerial Decision on Heat Stress

    25 May 2021

    The Minister of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs of Qatar announced through the Decree No. 17 of 2021 a significant expansion of summertime working hours during which outdoor work is prohibited.

  8. Posters

    Top 5 causes of work-related injuries in Qatar

    28 April 2021

    What can be done to mitigate occupational injuries? This series of illustrations present the key DOs and DONTs to prevent the top 5 causes of work-related injuries in Qatar.

  9. © Zied Haddar / Qanect 2022

    World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    Working in Qatar: What steps do you take stay safe at work?

    28 April 2021

    As we mark World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2021, we asked a few workers in Qatar how they stay safe at work and why safety & heath at work is important to them.

  10. © Zied Haddar / Qanect 2022

    World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2021

    A shared commitment to safety and health in Qatar

    This virtual event will see a wide range of local and international experts discussing the importance of occupational safety and health (OSH) data collection and the lessons learned from the response to the COVID-19 pandemic to improve OSH in Qatar.