Welcome to OSHA
The Occupational Health and Safety Authority (OSHA) was established under Executive Agencies Act No. 30 of 1997 and is the custodian of Occupational Health and Safety Act No.5 of 2003.
The primary objective of Occupational Safety and Health Authority (OSHA) is to ensure creation and maintenance of ideal work environments which are free from occupational hazards that may cause injuries or illness to all employees in work environment. This will be achieved by promoting occupational health and safety (OHS) practices in order to reduce accidents and occupational diseases, and ultimately achieve better productivity.
How to Register your work place
Procedures for Registration
The owner or employer is required to send to the Chief Inspector a duly completed form OSHA 1B for any workplace or OSHA 1A specific for construction workplaces. The certificate of registration will be issued upon payment of the prescribed registration fee.
Procedures for Re-registration
The owner or occupier of the workplace is required to submit an application letter for re-registration expressing the needs for re-registration. The application should be attached with the previous certificate of registration and the duly completed registration form OSHA 1A or OSHA 1B. The new certificate of registration will be issued upon payment of prescribed re-registration fee.
How to Comply with OSH Act.
Occupational health and safety (OHS) compliance is very potential requirement and can have a tremendous impact on workplace productivity. Normally the OHS Compliance Licence issued by OSHA is valid for a period of one year, then it should be renewed in accordance with the governing law. However, the compliance licence can be revoked at at any time by the Chief Inspector when the law is violated. Despite legislation stating that OHS compliance is mandatory to all workplaces, yet some workplaces in Tanzania fail to invest time and resources in managing these issues regardless of their involved hazardous systems of work.