Occupational safety and health country profile: Botswana

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 profile

    Botswana is currently in the process of developing its National Occupational Safety and Health Profile. The document should be completed by the end of September 2012.

 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.

Authorities and bodies

  1. Responsible authorities

    1. Department of Occupational Health and Safety, Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs
    2. Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health
    3. Department of Mines, Ministry of Energy, Mineral and Water Resources
    4. Department of Radiation and Protection Inspectorate, Ministry of Infrastructure, Science and Technology
    5. Department of Environmental Affairs, Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism
    6. Department of Crop Production, Ministry of Agriculture
    7. Department of Labour and Social Security, Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs
    8. District Councils, Ministry of Local Government



    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.