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 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
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.
Database of labour statistics
Contains annual data collected mainly through the ILO yearly questionnaire. It covers a wide range of topics including occupational injuries.