ILO Working paper 90

OSH and the COVID-19 pandemic: A legal analysis

This study provides an analysis of how occupational safety and health (OSH) regulation responded to the circumstances of key workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

It explains the objectives of OSH regulation, including its main elements and how it has evolved over time. It draws from national country studies to explain how different jurisdictions address safety and health in their regulatory frameworks and how these frameworks operate in practice, including during the COVID-19 pandemic.