In Turkey, occupational health and safety is within the working area of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security. There are four main actors taking place in Occupational Health and Safety System in Turkey and working on issues related with OHS within the Ministry.

  • Directorate General of OHS, the Focal Point of Agency Network, works on legislation, policy making, authorisation of individuals, institutions and organizations serving in OHS field, raising awareness and information activities, national and international cooperation and coordination of National OHS network in Turkey. Occupational Health and Safety Centre (ISGUM), affiliated body of DGOHS, works on measurements at workplaces and setting measurement standards.
  • Labour Inspectorate Board inspects the compliance with OHS regulations at workplaces.
  • Training and Research Centre for Labour and Social Security (ÇASGEM), organise the training for professionals and other related target groups for OHS besides the other trainings related to labour life.
  • Social Security Institution (SGK), collects and analyses data about labour life, provides occupational statistics and compensation in case of occupational diseases and accidents.

Focal points' contact details

Aile, Calisma ve Sosyal Guvenlik Bakanligi
Inönü Bulvari, I Blok, No. 42, Kat. 4
06100 Emek Ankara
Contact person:
E-mail address: deniz [dot] akarsu [at] ailevecalisma [dot] gov [dot] tr