In the Republic of Bulgaria, public policy on safety and health at work comes under the Council of Ministers. The Ministry of Labour and Social Policy develops, coordinates and implements public policy on safety and health at work. The Ministry of Health manages and coordinates activities for the protection and promotion of health at work. The General Labour Inspectorate Executive Agency is the public body responsible for the overall supervision of compliance with labour law in order to ensure safety and health at work, as well as for the implementation of conditions of employment. The National Social Security Institute (NSSI) provides monitoring of scientific opinion on capacity for work, investigates work-related accidents and maintains a database on work-related accidents.

National policy on safety and health at work is developed and implemented on the basis of trilateral cooperation at national, sector and regional level. The National Council on Working Conditions (NCWC) is the standing body responsible for coordination, consultation and cooperation for the development and implementation of occupational safety and health policy at national level. There are regional councils in all local administrative districts to ensure trilateral cooperation for safety and health at work. There are also committees on working conditions in all undertakings, providing a platform for dialogue between employers and employees.

The National Focal Point of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work is situated in the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy.

Focal points' contact details

  • Ministry of Labour and Social Policy (Bulgaria)
    2 Triaditza Street
    Contact person: Darina KONOVA
    E-mail address:
    darina.konova [at] mlsp.government.bg