Occupational safety and health country profile: Malawi
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
Moving towards zero accidents and diseases at work
The programme aims to guide a systematic and coordinated approach to strengthen a national system on OSH aimed at fostering a preventative safety and health culture in Malawi.
Labour market profile
Source: LO/FTF Council / Ulandssekretariatet
An essential initial step in building a good national programme, a key tool in applying a systems management approach to OSH.
Laws and regulations
National regulatory framework
Global database on OSH legislation
Contains annual data collected mainly through the ILO yearly questionnaire. It covers a wide range of topics including occupational injuries
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
The Directorate administers and reviews occupational safety and health standards in the labour sector through the Occupational Safety, Health and Welfare Act (OSHWA).
Database of labour statistics
Contains annual data collected mainly through the ILO yearly questionnaire. It covers a wide range of topics including occupational injuries.
Study on the recording and notification of occupational accidents and diseases
Information and advisory services