Representing Turkey in Europe in the good practice awards for occupational health and safety held within the scope of the “Healthy Workplaces Lighten the Burden: Musculoskeletal System Diseases” campaign determined by the European Agency for Occupational Health and Safety (EU-OSHA) for the years 2020-2022. Two good practices were identified.
19 applications were made from 25 different workplaces from Turkey to the competition, where good practices that would set an exemplary approach to combating musculoskeletal diseases and also help develop future occupational health and safety policies were sought.
With the decision of the Evaluation Commission, “FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.Ş.” “Ergonomic Working at Height” and “Kastamonu Entegre San. ve Tic. AS.” Good practice examples titled “Removal of Musculoskeletal Diseases in the Preparation of Hardening Chemicals” presented by the company were selected as the two workplaces that will represent Turkey in the competition to be held at the European level.
Directorate of Guidance and Inspection, Confederation of Rights Trade Unions (HAK-İŞ), Confederation of Turkish Trade Unions, to determine the workplaces that will represent Turkey in the national level evaluation commission, which is chaired by the General Directorate of Occupational Health and Safety of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security. (TÜRK-İŞ), Turkish Confederation of Employers' Unions (TİSK), Confederation of Turkish Tradesmen and Craftsmen (TESK), Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB), Occupational Health and Safety Service and Educational Institutions Association (İSG HEDER), Hacettepe University, Workplace Representatives from the Association of Physicians and Occupational Health and Safety Professionals (İSAG) took part.
At the evaluation meeting held between 1-5 November at the Presidency of the Occupational Health and Safety Research and Development Institute, the applicant workplaces shared their good practices with the commission. In terms of the number of employees, enterprises or organizations of all sizes, those who provide training and are involved in the education community, professional unions, trade unions and non-governmental organizations, and joint health and safety units can apply for the competition; Many examples of good practice have been seen in the workplace, adding distinctive and innovative approaches to occupational health and safety by preventing and managing musculoskeletal diseases.