occupational health

It is estimated that 2.2 millions die every year because of occupational accidents and diseases. 270 million workers suffer serious non-fatal injuries and another 160 million workers suffer from short or long term illness from work-related causes. The cost of such accidents and diseases is estimated to be four per cent of the world’s gross domestic product. (ILO 2007)

The main objectives of Occupational Health is to maintain the maximum degree of physical, social and mental well-being of worker. The World Health Organization is working to ensure the Occupational Health for all. Occupational health is defined as a multidisciplinary activity which aimed for:

1- protection and promotion of the health of workers by preventing and controlling occupational diseases and accidents and by eliminating occupational factors and conditions hazardous to health and safety at work

2- development and promotion of healthy and safe work environments and work organizations

3- enhancement of physical, mental and social well-being of workers and support the development and maintenance of their work capacity as well as professional and social development at work

4- enabling workers to conduct socially and economically productive lives and to contribute positively to sustainable

About The Section

  • Vision: Towards a healthy nation and healthy workers through promotion of healthy environment and workplace in order to achieve sustainable basic of health for all

  • Mission: To promote healthy and quality of life by preventing and controlling diseases, injuries and disabilities related to the interaction between people and their working environment.

National Strategy for Occupational Health and Safety

The Development of the National Strategy for Worker Health in Oman is an important step that will provide the basis for future direction of occupational health. With the Help of WHO and other related sectors, a national training workshop was conducted to develop the Occupational Health and Safety Strategy.    + More

Regulation of Occupational Safety and Health

In application of these regulations, the following words and terms will bear the meanings against each unless the context requires otherwise:

1. Department: The occupational safety and health (OSH) department of the directorate general of labourers welfare.

2. Section: The inspection and safety and health section of the department of labourers welfare at the directorali general of Manpower in regions and governorates.   + More


Occupational Injury Notification :

World Day for Safety and Health at Work 28 April:

OHS Committees:

  • National Occupational Health and Safety Committee
  • Gulf Occupational Health and Safety Committee