Occupational safety and health country profile: Uruguay

Latest news

  1. Uruguay ratifies the Safety and Health in Mines Convention, 1995 (No. 176)

    Uruguay has ratified 15 occupational safety and health (OSH) Conventions and the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations has taken note, with interest, of the intense activity on the part of the sectoral tripartite Committees dealing with OSH. The ratification by Uruguay of this Convention brings to 109 the total number of Conventions ratified by the country.

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

  1. 2006

    Profile of the Southern Cone

    in Spanish

    Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay

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



    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.

Information and advisory services

  1. ILO-CIS centre