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School of Public Health
College of Health Sciences, Makerere University

Occupational safety and health regulations and implementation challenges in Uganda

Abstract
AbstractThe burden of occupational diseases and injuries is high in developing countries due to several challenges including poor regulatory frameworks. To explore the status of occupational safety and health (OSH) policies and related implementation challenges in Uganda, we reviewed OSH regulations and conducted key informant interviews with stakeholders. We found that the existing OSH laws were largely outdated compared to the current needs of workplaces. Challenges affecting implementation are related to: gaps in the legal framework, low public awareness about OSH, poor planning, and limited human capacity, transparency, and accountability. Measures to address these gaps including training, upgrading OSH laws and policies, and prioritization are warranted to improve the status of OSH in Uganda.
Notes
Year of Publication
2019
Journal
Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health
Volume
74
Issue
1-2
Number of Pages
58-65,
Type of Article
doi: 10.1080/19338244.2018.1492895
Publisher
ISBN Number
1933-8244
URL
https://doi.org/10.1080/19338244.2018.1492895