National occupational safety and health policy: Mauritius ( revised 2015)

The Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment, in consultation with all stakeholders and in particular with the employers and workers organisations at the level of the Advisory Council for Occupational Safety and Health, has formulated a national safety and health policy.

Policy | 17 March 2015
The Government of Mauritius recognises 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 occupational safety and health issues in all sectors including the public and private sector that may have direct or indirect, inherent or potential occupational safety and health 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.