The Labour Code is the main body of law on labour matters in Cuba. It contains health and safety provisions. In summary, it requires employers to eliminate risks, provide training and supply adequate protective equipment and training.

The governing bodies of the health and safety system are the Labour and Social Security State Committees of the Ministry of Public Health and the Ministry of the Interior. The governing bodies are responsible for implementing and controlling government policies on health and safety and all legal requirements.

Every workplace must have a health and safety manual. The first Manual of Safety and Hygiene for Work was drafted in 1965. The content of the manual is specified in Resolution 39/2007, which also states a list of specific measures related to specific hazards and risks which have to be complied with at every workplace.

Reports indicate that the enforcement of health and safety law in Cuba is not universal across the whole of the country.

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