Safety and Health at Work

Against the background of Turkey’s international commitments under ILO Conventions, the ILO office in Ankara is managing a one year technical assistance project namely “Improving Occupational Health And Safety In Turkey Through Compliance With International Labour Standards” aimed at facilitating, in tripartite consultation, the national efforts to improve occupational safety and health, in particular in the areas of mining and construction. The assistance is provided in the context of national laws and regulations and the political and strategial framework drawn up by the Government and its tripartite constituents in the Occupational Safety and Health (III) National Policy Document and Action Plan (2014-2018).

The objective is to complement these frameworks with a concrete and operational Roadmap targeting efforts required to ensure an improved compliance with international commitments. In the context of this project, a major study has been commissioned from the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey on “Contractual arrangements in the mining sector in Turkey: Forms, extent, drivers, legal context and impact on OSH”. Furthermore, one of the initial events organized include celebrating the World OSH Day 28 April 2015 with the members of the National OSH council and invited specialists to discuss how better to promote a preventative safety and health culture in Turkey. Consultations are being pursued with the tripartite constituents on setting priorities for further action.

Join in building a culture of prevention on OSH

A national occupational safety and health culture is one in which the right to a safe and healthy working environment is respected at all levels, where governments, employers and workers actively participate in securing a safe and healthy working environment through a system of defined rights, responsibilities and duties, and where the highest priority is accorded to the principle of prevention.

This year we have created a SafeDay website with new and useful information including the role of each stakeholder, more detailed information on key aspects and trends on OSH, as well as a campaign kit which includes a PPT presentation with notes, the poster and the brochure.

Click on the image below to visit our interactive website: 
World Day for Safety and Health at Work - 28 april 2015: Join in building a Culture of Prevention on OSH
Please note that the first time you visit the SafeDay interactive web page you have to complete the ‘journey’ towards building a culture of prevention on OSH. Then you will be able, by clicking on the menu (the red button at the top left), to go back to any relevant information, such as training tools, directly. The ease of navigation of the interactive website depends on the internet connection and the browser you use.