National occupational safety and health policy: Mauritius (2001)

The Ministry of Labour and Industrial Relations, in consultation with all stakeholders and in particular with the employers and workers organisations, has formulated a national occupational safety and health (OSH) policy. This policy has been formulated on the basis of a national tripartite conference held from 29 to 31 October 2001.

Policy | 31 December 2001
The Government of Mauritius recognizes that workers are its most valuable asset and that health and safety is one of their fundamental rights. The objectives of the policy are:

(i) To encompass all the OSH issues in all sectors including the public and private sector that may have direct or indirect, inherent or potential OSH hazards on the health and safety of employees arising from their workplace.

(ii) To consolidate the prevention of accidents and work-related illnesses through consultative mechanisms at enterprise and national level; abiding to all legal provisions and regulations and providing the relevant information, education and training.

The policy shall be periodically reviewed to respond adequately to the introduction of new processes and machinery, modern technologies and manufacturing techniques. The progressive application of the policy shall be considered subject to availability of financial, human and technical resources.