Occupational safety and health country profile: Turkey
Turkey ratifies the Safety and Health in Construction Convention, 1988 (No. 167) and the Safety and Health in Mines Convention, 1995 (No. 176)
Turkey is the thirtieth and twenty-seventh ILO member State to have ratified, respectively, Convention No. 176 and Convention No.167, which aim to improve the safety and health of millions of mine and construction workers worldwide.
Government, workers' and employers' representatives agreed on the main elements of a roadmap on OSH in mines
21 October 2014
The Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MoLSS), the ILO, social partners and other relevant stakeholders discussed how risk assessments, compliance with national legislation, labour inspection and the social partners can contribute to increased safety and health in mines in a national tripartite meeting held in Ankara.
Soma coal mine accident
ILO Director-General extends condolences to the families of the miners killed in Turkey
Statement, 14 May 2014
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
National Policy on Safety and Health at Work in Turkey (2014-2018)
Occupational Safety and Health Profile
A National Occupational Safety and Health Profile for Turkey, commissioned within the scope of the ILO project “Improving Occupational Health and Safety in Turkey through Compliance with International Labour Standards” at the ILO Office for Turkey was prepared by a national expert in consultation with the tripartite constituents and validated at a tripartite meeting.
Laws and regulations
30 June 2012
Includes in its scope all sectors and workers.
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
Ministry of Labour and Social Security
National Council on Occupational Safety and Health:
Database of labour statistics
Contains annual data collected mainly through the ILO yearly questionnaire. It covers a wide range of topics including occupational injuries.
Information and advisory services