Occupational health and safety (OHS) is regulated by the Occupational Health and Safety Authority Act (Chapter 424 of the Laws of Malta) and through subsidiary legislation. The national legislative framework follows a European preventive approach. Malta's accession to the European Union brought with it the transposition and implementation of all OHS Directives in the Maltese legislation so much so that nowadays Maltese OHS regulations reflect the provisions and principles laid down in European OHS Directives.

OHS legislation in force may be accessed from the official Government website (https://legislation.mt/​) and are being reproduced for ease of reference hereunder:

The Occupational Health and Safety Authority Act

S.L. 424.02 - Work  Places  (Extension of Definition) Order

S.L. 424.03 - Dock Safety Regulations

S.L. 424.09 - Work Places (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations

S.L. 424.10 - Protection of Young Persons at Work Places Regulations

S.L. 424.11 - Protection of Maternity at Work Places Regulations

S.L. 424.12 - Occupational Health and Safety Appeals Board (Procedural) Regulations

S.L. 424.13 - Work Place (First Aid) Regulations

S.L. 424.14 - Minimum Health and Safety Requirements for Work with Display Screen Equipment Regulations

S.L. 424.15 - Work Place (Minimum Health and Safety Requirements) Regulations

S.L. 424.16 - Work Place (Provision of Health and, or Safety Signs) Regulations

S.L. 424.17 - Protection against Risks of Back Injury at Work Places Regulations

S.L. 424.18 - General Provisions for Health and Safety at Work Places Regulations

S.L. 424.19 - Control of Major Accident Hazard Regulations

S.L. 424.21 - Minimum Requirements for the Use of Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations

S.L. 424.22 - Protection of Workers from the Risks related to Exposure to Carcinogens or Mutagens at Work Regulations

S.L. 424.23 - Protection of Workers from the Risks related to Exposure to Asbestos at Work Regulations

S.L. 424.24 - Protection of the Health and Safety of Workers from the Risks related to Chemical Agents at Work Regulations

S.L. 424.25 - Protection of Workers from Risks related to Exposure to Biological Agents at Work Regulations

S.L. 424.26 - Protection of Workers in the Mineral Extracting Industries through Drilling and Workers in Surface and Underground Mineral Extracting Industries Regulations

S.L. 424.27 - Work Place (Minimum Requirements for Work) (Confined Spaces and Spaces having Explosive Atmospheres) Regulations

S.L. 424.28 - Work Place (Minimum Health and Safety Requirements for the Protection of Workers from Risks resulting from Exposure to Noise) Regulations

S.L. 424.31 - Work Place (Minimum Health and Safety Requirements for the Protection of Workers from Risks resulting from Exposure to Vibration) Regulations

S.L. 424.33 - Occupational Health and Safety (Payment of Penalties) Regulations

S.L. 424.35 - Work Equipment (Minimum Safety and Health Requirements) Regulations

S.L. 424.36 - Work Place (Minimum Health and Safety Requirements for Work at Construction Sites) Regulations​

S.L. 427.63 - Inspection of Lifts Regulations