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EU-OSHA participate at the closing event of the co-funded EU project “Capacity Development in the Field of OHS Through Structural Dialogue" in Türkiye

On 25 April 2023, the Istanbul Chamber of Industry hosted the closing event of the EU co-funded project "Capacity Development in the field of Occupational Health and Safety Through Structural Dialogue", which was an important event to raise awareness of OSH among SMEs in the Istanbul region, as well as to present the project final outputs and deliverables. Following the opening speeches of Mr Levent Kibar, deputy General Director of DG OSH of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security of Türkiye (the EU-OSHA FOP), and of Mr Celal Kaya member of the Istanbul Chamber of Industry's board, Michele Dinelli shared information about the role of the Agency, including the importance of the EU funded IPA project aiming at integrating Türkiye into the Agency’s network, and he provided a general overview of the EU legislation, underlining in particular the obligation for employers to carry out of Risk Assessments in the workplace, to prevent and reduce risks of ill-health for workers. The presentation was completed by a visualisation of comparative data taken from the OSH Barometer on the implementation of RAs in workplaces, visits by Labour Inspectors, as well as data regarding work-related chemical cancers deaths in the EU.

The event was concluded with the awarding of the four best companies implementing OSH practices in the "very hazardous risks" class.

Photo: from the left, Mr Bağan, MD, Mr Kaya, Mr Kibar and Mr Küçük