Occupational safety and health country profile: Viet Nam
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.
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.).
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
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.
on OSH and fire-explosion prevention
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 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 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.