Occupational safety and health country profile: Paraguay

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. 2006

    Profile of the Southern Cone

    in Spanish

    Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay

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

    in Spanish

    The Ministry of Justice and Labour, under the Sub-secretary of Labour and Social Security, through the Occupational Safety and Hygiene Directorate, is the institution responsible for ensuring overall occupational safety and health administration and enforcement.
    The objectives of the OSH Directorate are: inspection, protection and permanent and direct control of the OSH conditions at the workplace and in machinery; stability of buildings and constructions; control of the OSH conditions in the environment of workplaces; research on OSH issues together with others institutions.

Information and advisory services

  1. Knowledge and research bodies

    The Occupational Safety and Hygiene Directorate of the Ministry of Justice and Labour has the discretion to conduct research with others institutions. The Ministry also promotes training on OSH issues and risk prevention.
    The law provides the Institute of Labour Studies.