OSH Framework


Unintentional death and injury in the workplace is a significant contributor to overall safety outcomes. Safety outcomes can be partially correlated with the extent to which a society implements measures to protect its workforce from workplace safety hazards. In most industrialized and rapidly developing nations it is typical for the employed to spend nearly one third of their working lives in the workplace. This represents a substantial potential for unintentional injuries. According to the World Safety and Health Institute, there were an estimated 2.78 million fatal occupational injuries, and 374 million non-fatal occupational injuries in 2015.

The OSH Indicator addresses the extent to which a nation has implemented the legislative and regulatory mechanisms necessary to ensure the proper protection of its workforce from the hazards arising out of work. The OSH Indicator arrives at a numeric value through a process of interpreting and quantifying the descriptive information on a nation’s regulatory framework supporting workplace safety and health captured by the International Labor Organization’s Global Database on Occupational Safety and Health Legislation (LEGOSH).

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