Occupational safety and health country profile: Qatar

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. 2020

    National OSH policy

    Database of labour statistics

    The aim of the Policy is to prevent accidents, injuries and diseases arising out of, linked with or occurring in the course of work.

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. The Labour Law states that "there shall be established in the Department an organ to be named as the Work Inspection Organ aiming at the supervision of the application of the legislations concerning the protection of workers and shall have suborgans in the various parts of the State." This corresponds to all labour matters, which include OSH.

    This is a government entity: "the inspection organ shall be formed of a sufficient number of administrative officials specified by a decision of the minister. These officials shall be named Work Inspectors and the assistance of specialists in the various specializations may be called whenever necessary."

    According to the Decree No. 13/2005 Regarding Organisation of Work Inspection, the objective of the inspection organ is to ensure the enforcement of laws related to OSH by employers and workers.

Information and advisory services

  1. Some of the roles of the Work Inspection Organ are: to conduct research with respect to inspection matters and collect information on the application of laws at the workplace; to ensure the enforcement of laws related to OSH by employers and workers; and to advise employers and workers on means to protect their health.



    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.