Occupational safety and health country profile: Trinidad and Tobago

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

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. Ministry of Labour and Small and Micro Enterprise Development

    The OSH Authority was established in 2006 on the basis of the OSH Act, 2004 as amended. The Authority is a multi-stakeholder advisory body to the Ministry, whose primary function is policy formulation. The core tasks of the Authority are to encourage the enforcement of the OSH Act, promote training and research, provide information on standards and OSH matters, and develop / make recommendations on regulations and codes of practice.

    The OSH Agency is the enforcement arm of the Authority. The main objective of the Agency is to ensure compliance with the OSH Act and related regulations in accordance with the enforcement policy that encourages voluntary compliance in the first instance. One of the targets for the Agency is to work towards the building and sustaining of a modern, efficient and highly professional Safety and Health Inspection Service that meets international standards.



    Occupational injuries

    Database of labour statistics

    Contains annual data collected mainly through the ILO yearly questionnaire. It covers a wide range of topics including occupational injuries.