Occupational safety and health country profile: Viet Nam

Latest news

  1. Viet Nam enters a new phase in occupational safety and health

    25 June 2015

    Viet Nam’s new Law on Occupational Safety and Health has been given a green light, marking a significant milestone by extending the protection and preventive efforts to the informal economy.

  2. Code of Conduct gives Viet Nam hope to address workplace sexual harassment, protecting workers and benefiting business

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.).

  2. Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187)

    Viet Nam ratifies Convention 187

    The Convention is expected to help the country with its work safety laws and international trade negotiations. It will enter into force on 16 May 2015 and it aims to promote the continuous improvement of working conditions to prevent work injuries, diseases and deaths through national policies and programmes in line with international labour standards. Viet Nam has also ratified the Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 1981 (No. 155) in 1994.

Policies and programmes

  1. 2011-2015

    National programme

    To improve working conditions; reduce working environment pollution; to prevent occupational accidents and occupational diseases; to provide health care for workers; to raise awareness, ensure the compliance with OSH laws, and protect physical safety and life of workers, assets of the State, of the business, of the organization, contributing to sustainable development.

  2. 2005-2009

    National profile

    on OSH and fire-explosion prevention

  3. 2006-2010

    National programme

  4. 2006

    National profile

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

    The Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs performs state management function in many areas, including occupational safety and social protection. The state management exercised by the Ministry covers a nationwide scope, including the state management over the public services applied to sectors and areas within the Ministry responsible fields. It collaborates with the Ministry of Public Health in stipulating and providing guidelines for implementation of in-kind compensation scheme and defining a list of occupational diseases.