Marking the European Week for Safety and Health at Work 2020 and the launch of the Healthy Workplaces Lighten the Load Campaign in the Republic of North Macedonia, the Minister of Labor and Social Policy, Mrs. Jagoda Shahpaska, awards the three best-ranked companies in Macedonia within the framework of this year's "National Award for Companies with Best Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Practices." This contest is organised every year by the National Council for Safety and Health at Work with the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, the EU-OSHA national focal point of North Macedonia.

During the award ceremony, Minister Shahpaska emphasized the importance of creating and implementing occupational safety and health policies and strengthening prevention culture as areas of particular importance. Especially in these difficult COVID-19 pandemic times.

The winners of this year's National Award for Company with Best OSH Practice competition are GD Granit AD - a civil construction company, Mlekara AD - producers of milk and dairy products, and Makstil AD - a company specialized in steel plates production.

To launch the Healthy Workplaces Lighten the Load Campaign, the Directorate General of Occupational Safety and Health of Turkey organised an online workshop presenting the new campaign's topic and raising awareness on musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) within the scope of the European Week for Safety and Health at Work.

The workshop, broadcasted live on 22nd October, involved many different national experts in occupational safety and health (OSH) in general and MSDs prevention and physiotherapy in particular.

Watch OSH - European week event session 1 (in Turkish language) 

Watch OSH - European week event session 2 (in Turkish language) 

Access the video on exercises to prevent MSDs (in Turkish language)