Occupational safety and health country profile: Namibia

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.).

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

    The Labour Advisory Council must investigate and advise the Minister in respect of, among others, national policy in respect of health, safety and welfare at work.
    The Regulations Relating to the Health and Safety of Employees at Work make provision for the appointment of approved inspection authorities. The inspection authority performs inspection duties provided for in the Regulations. These include an inspection function, investigation, testing, sampling, analysis or training.
    The Ministry of Mines and Energy issued the Mine Health and Safety Regulations (10th Draft) made under section 138A of the Minerals (Prospecting and Mining) Act 33 of 1992 as amended.



    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.