Introduction to Laws on Occupational Safety and Health in Myanmar 2020

This Introduction to laws on occupational safety and health guidebook has been developed for human resource practitioners, academics, students, employers, trade unions, and workers to provide accessible information on occupational safety and health (OSH) international labour standards and how these are translated into national laws in Myanmar.

Addressing OSH in the workplace is of critical importance to employers and workers. In addition to
keeping workers safe from harm, sound OSH management systems significantly benefits employers
through increased productivity, lower absenteeism, lower staff turnover, as well as a healthy and safe
workforce. Myanmar’s OSH laws continue to be piecemeal in nature, and therefore it is important to consider how gaps in the legal framework can be addressed.