Occupational safety and health country profile: Barbados

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. Responsible authorities

    Under the Ministry of Labour, the Labour Department, through its Occupational Safety and Health Section, has responsibility for the administration of statutory provisions and the promotion of ‘best practice' towards achieving acceptable working conditions. The Department pursues this goal by working with employers and workers through a range of safety programmes which include: routine factory inspections, accident investigations, investigation of complaints, consultancy services, and public awareness and training.



    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