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OSH conference on Risk Assessment in the Construction Sites
Within the scope of the EC funded IPA Action 2020-2022, on 29 September 2022, EU OSHA participated in the OSH conference on Risk Assessment in the Construction Sites organised by the State Labour Inspectorate of Albania. Following the opening and welcome by Mr Eljo Muçaj, Director General of the State Labour Inspectorate and Ms Irida Qosja, deputy Director General of the State Labour Inspectorate and the introduction by Mr Bernard Segarra from the European Union Delegation, EU OSHA introduced the ongoing IPA project activities (Michele Dinelli), underlining the efforts of the Albanian Focal Point (State Labour Inspectorate) in implementing the OSH actions; and introduced the contents of the EU OSH Directives, i.e. the general legal framework as well as the minimum safety and health requirements for temporary or mobile construction sites (Tim Tregenza). The intervention offered a practical approach tailored to the tasks and duties of labour inspectors including a specific reference to the methodology for risk assessments. The audience, mainly represented by labour inspectors, participated actively to the event and shared interesting professional experiences. EU OSHA concluded the event by sharing the most relevant best practice adopted in the European Union by labour inspectors assessing OSH in construction sites.
The conference was a great opportunity for EU OSHA to further enhance OSH knowledge in Albania and to reinforce the cooperation and OSH information and knowledge exchange with the national Focal Point representatives.
In the picture, from left to right: Eda Beqiri (Focal point manager), Tim Tregenza (EU OSHA), Eljo Muçaj (DG State Labour Inspectorate), Irida Qosja (dDG State Labour Inspectorate), Bernard Segarra (EU Delegation) and Michele Dinelli (EU OSHA)