Occupational Safety and Health

Tripartite Consultation Workshop on Development of a National Occupational Safety and Health Strategy

The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection (MLSP) of Mongolia will host this workshop to discuss principles and priorities for developing a new national OSH strategy for 2021-2025 with relevant ministries, government agencies and social partners. This work is supported by the ILO project on Promoting Formal Employment for Inclusive and Diversified Economic Growth in Mongolia.


The Government of Mongolia has implemented its National Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Programme in five time-bound stages since 1997 to improve occupational safety and health standards and regulatory environment in the country, establish a safe and healthy work environment for its citizens, and reduce the incidence of occupational diseases and industrial accidents.

Regular implementation of the National OSH Programme has led to a number of achievements, including an improved legal environment for occupational safety and health, more streamlined promotional methods, establishment of active occupational safety and health councils at national, sectoral, regional, capital city and district levels, more robust national administration, and an upgraded workplace accident statistics framework.

Mongolia ratified Convention No. 155 on Occupational Safety and Health, Convention No. 176 on Safety and Health in Mines and Convention No. 167 on Safety and Health in Construction.

The ILO is supporting the MLSP in developing a new OSH strategy under the guidance of the National OSH Committee. The new strategy to replace the previous National OSH Programmes will be drawn up based on an analysis of previous programs, joint definition between the social partners of the priorities for the four years to come, and within an approach that is consistent with international labour standards and Result-based-management.

Objectives and agenda

Prior to the workshop, the national tripartite partners have conducted a SWOT analysis of the current OSH situation in Mongolia facilitated by the ILO consultants. Participants will:
  • discuss results of the analysis and principles for developing national OSH strategies;
  • identify common priorities to be addressed in the strategy.
The specialists of the ILO Labour Administration, Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health Branch (LABADMIN/OSH) and consultants will provide technical inputs to this discussion.


25 participants from the MLSP, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Construction and Urban Development, the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry, the Ministry of Mining and Heavy Industry, the Ministry of Road and Transportation Development, the Ministry of Energy, the General Agency for Specialized Inspection, the Occupational Safety and Health Center, the General Authority for Social Insurance, the Confederation of Mongolian Trade Unions and the Mongolian Employers' Federation.