Occupational safety and health country profile: Lesotho

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

Laws and regulatios


    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

    One of the functional objectives of the Ministry is to promote occupational safety, health and welfare in order to prevent the occurrence and minimize the adverse effects of industrial accidents and illnesses.

    The Labour Code requires the Minister to appoint a National Advisory Council for Occupational Safety, Health and Welfare. One objective of the Council is to give advice and assistance to the Minister and to the National Advisory Committee on Labour in respect of matters affecting the safety, health and welfare of men and women at work or of those who may be affected by work activities. The other objective is to review and advise the Minister and the Committee on the operation of any legislation or regulations relating to the health, safety and welfare of workers.



    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.

Information and advisory services