Occupational safety and health country profile: Dominica

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. 1996-2000

    National Plan for the Development of Workers Health

    Source: PAHO

    Highlights several factors that hinder the efficient promotion and enforcement of OSH. Issues for concern include the lack of protective equipment and clothing for workers and an absence of appropriate monitoring of equipment, poor engineering controls, poor ergonomic practices, and unsatisfactory physical working conditions.

  2. 1999

    National Asbestos Management Plan

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 monitoring of working conditions is undertaken by the Labor Division and the Environmental Health Department. An Advisory Committee on Safety and Health was established under the Employment Safety Act in 1997.



    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.