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Occupational Hygiene Division

Main Functions

  • To promote and maintain highest possible level of physical, mental and social well being of the Sri Lankan workforce
  • To prevent workers deviating from good health to ill health due to exposure to hazards and risks encountered at work
  • To provide consultancy, advisory and advocacy services on occupational health
  • To provide training, educational and awareness programs on occupational health
  • To provide environmental and biological monitoring facilities to industries
  • To embark on research activities aimed at improving occupational health of workers

Secondary Functions

  • To intervene in conflict situations between employers and employees
  • To assist the chief factory inspecting engineer and his staff in matters pertaining to occupational health
  • To provide expert evidence in legal matters
  • To provide assistance to the Department of Health Services in analysis of biological specimens
  • To collaborate with other government and semi-government institutions in matters relevant to occupational health
  • Factories Ordinance of Sri Lanka

Contact Details

Designation Telephone Numbers
Deputy Commissioner of Labour (O.S & H) +94 11 2582731
Research Officer +94 11 2502683


Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 April 2017 07:09