Occupational Health and Safety Authority

The Occupational Health and Safety Authority Act (Cap. 424 of the Laws of Malta) was published on the 17th November 2000 and brought into force in its entirety on the 29th January 2002.

This Act established the Occupational Health and Safety Authority (OHSA) to ensure that the physical, psychological and social well-being of all workers in all workplaces are promoted and safeguarded by whosoever has such a duty.

Overall Objectives of OHSA

OHSA’s overall objectives are:

  1. to foster a culture which values prevention,
  2. to increase awareness about the benefits of achieving and maintaining adequate levels of occupational health and safety (OHS),
  3. to mainstream OHS into all policy areas including public policy, procurement, and education,
  4. to maintain the downward trends with regards to OHS-related incidents which lead to injuries, diseases and deaths.