Occupational safety and health country profile: Portugal

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. 2008-2012

    National strategy

    in Portuguese

    In line with the adoption of a new European Union (EU) Strategy 2007-2012 on Health and Safety at Work, the National Council for Health and Safety at Work (CNHST) approved the National Strategy for the period 2008 -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

    ACT’s main mission is to promote the improvement of working conditions through policies on the prevention of occupational hazards and by controlling the compliance with labour standards and laws concerning health and safety at work in all activity sectors, as well as in central and local administration services, including public institutes. ACT is under the direct administration of the Ministry but endowed with administrative autonomy in all mainland territory.



    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

  1. ILO-CIS centre

  2. Pretende consagrar o acesso à informação especializada em Segurança e auxiliar todos os intervenientes que atuam neste setor.