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DOSHS Frequently Asked Questions

This is to ensure compliance with the OSHA 2007 act at the initial stage (when starting out) because it can be quite expensive to comply later on

The occupier will apply for registration by filling and returning to the directorate, the application for registration form, DOSHS 21. The occupier will also fill a self assessment form that gives the general occupational safety and health standards of his workplace. The certificate of registration under OSHA will then be processed and sent to the occupier

It costs KShs 5000 to register your workplace and this is renewedannually

Payment mode is by bankers cheque or direct banking to:

Occupational Safety and Health Fund Account No.: 1130057321 Kenya Commercial Bank Industrial Area Branch Code: NRB 047

The Headquarters is located at Safety House, Commercial Street, Industrial Area Nairobi, We also have field offices which are located in the following areas;



Rift Valley






















The Workers Injury Benefit Act (WIBA), 2007 is an Act of Parliament that provides for compensation to employees for work related injuries and occupational diseases contracted in the course of their employment. It repealed the workmen's compensation Act cap 236. The Act came into operation as from 2nd June 2008.

The Act is administered by the Director of Occupational Health and Safety Services in the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection

This act applies to all employees, including employees employed by the government, but not members of the armed forces.

An employee who is involved in an accident or disease resulting in serious disablement or death related to his employment is entitled to compensation

If an employee dies as a result of an injury caused by an accident, compensation should be paid to the dependants of the employee.

Every employer should report an occupational accident to the Director of Occupational Health and Safety Services on the prescribed form (DOSHS 1) within seven days after having received notice of an accident or having learnt that an employee has been injured in an accident.

In case of fatal accidents, the accident should be reported within twenty four hours after occurrence by fastest means possible and thereafter through DOSHS 1 within seven days.

NHRPD Frequently Asked Questions

Vision: To be a World Class Centre for Labour Market Information.

Mission: “To provide up to date Labour Market Information to inform on development of human resource development policies and strategies”.

Developing, coordinating and implementing policies and strategies for Human Resource Planning and Development in line with government blue prints.

Core Functions

  • Maintenance and dissemination /provision of up to-date labour market information
  • Development and dissemination of guidelines for skills development
  • Development and maintenance of National skills inventory
  • Formulation of National human resource planning ,development and utilization policies

Professional Integrity

  • Commitment to results
  • Participants approach
  • Customer orientation
  • Commitment to team work
  • Commitment to the welfare of the employees
  • Survey of Training in Local Institutions (STLI)
  • Training Needs Assessment (TNA)
  • Sectoral Manpower Survey (SMS)
  • Evaluation of Training Programmes National manpower survey

Reports are presented to stakeholders for validation before dissemination/implementation

There is no specific policy but there are other related policies that guide human resource development in different sectors.