Occupational safety and health country profile: Ecuador

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. 2007

    Profile of the Andean Subregion

    in Spanish

    Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela

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

    in Spanish

    The law states an Inter-institutional OSH Committee that must coordinate the enforcement of actions of all public sector bodies with responsibilities in labour risk prevention to comply with the law and the OSH regulations.
    The Ministry of Labour must monitor the compliance with occupational safety and health law.



    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

  2. Knowledge and research bodies

    in Spanish

    The mission of the Directorate is to conduct studies, investigations, draft policies, rules and technical tools in the field of labour and employment, supported by statistical information.