Occupational Health and Safety Policy and Guidelines for the Health Sector



The Ministry of Health/Ghana Health Service in collaboration with the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) country office commissioned the development of this policy and guidelines on occupational health and safety (OHS) of health workers in view of the tremendous risks posed to these workers in the process of rendering invaluable services to mankind.This policy document and guidelines is the outcome of a collaborative effort between health personnel and personnel of the Factories and Mines Inspectorates respectively as well as consultants in Occupational and Environmental Health, and other persons with an interest in OHS who are hereby acknowledged. It is therefore hoped that this collaboration will be enhanced in the implementation of these guidelines with each organization playing its rightful role in order to give the necessary impetus to ensure optimal OHS management for health care workers in Ghana.


  • Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service

Publishing Date




  • English

Area of intervention

  • Health Impact


  • Africa
  • Western Africa


  • Ghana

Groups audience

- Private group -

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