Occupational health and safety

Occupational Health and Safety as an Economic Factor in Free Market Competition

Period: 2004 – 2005

Work Sphere: Occupational safety and health

Type of Action: Consultancy and Technical Assistance

Client: EU

Partners: Gesellschaft fuer Vericherungs-wissenschaft und-gestaltung e.V. (GVG)

Objective: To discuss the different aspects of the connection between the OSH and the labour productivity in the light of the Lisbon Strategy

Activities: Overall conference organization, moderating and chairing panel discussions, overall responsibility and organization of the logistics for the conference

Support to the Directorate General for Occupational Health and Safety of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and its Occupational Health and Safety Center (ISGUM)

Period: 2004 – 2006

Work Sphere: Occupational safety and health

Type of Action: Consultancy and Technical Assistance

Client: Directorate General for Occupational Health and Safety of Republic of Turkey

Partners: Hauptverband der gewerblichen Berufsgenosseschaften (DGUV); Gesellschaft fuer Vericherungs-wissenschaft und-gestaltung e.V. (GVG); ANKON Management Consulting Services

Objective: To align the occupational health and safety standards in Turkey with those of the European Union and to improve the implementation of occupational health and safety rules and regulations at work places with a particular focus on small and medium size enterprises

Activities: Collection, analysis and dissemination of occupational diseases data; Occupational diseases statistics and data banks (ILO); Methodology on statistical analysis of collected data; Promoting ILO conventions No. 121, 155, 161 and their recommendations; Training

National Centre “European Industrial Relations Observatory”

Period: 2003 – 2006

Work Sphere: Occupational Safety and Health, Others: Industrial Relations

Type of Action: Analysis

Client: The Dublin Foundation

Partners: Institute for Social and Trade Union Research – ISTUR/CITUB

Objective: To serve the needs of national and European level organizations of the social partners, governmental organizations and EU institutions

Activities: Monitoring of the development of the industrial relations in Bulgaria; Writing in-briefs and features; Development of comparative studies; Developing annual updates and annual reports for the different aspects of the industrial relations in Bulgaria

Enhancement of the Harmonization of Applicant Countries with OHS EU-Directives

Period: 2002 – 2003

Work Sphere: Occupational Safety and Health

Type of Action: Consultancy and Technical Assistance

Client: EU

Partners: Gesellschaft fuer Vericherungs-wissenschaft und-gestaltung e.V. (GVG)

Objective: Enhancement of the harmonization of applicant countries with OHS EU-directives

Activities: Overall conference organisation: Preparation of the Bulgarian presentation, Shaping and chairing panel discussions, overall logistics.

Enhancing international strategies and policies of trade unions

Period: 2009 – 2012

Work Sphere: Corporate and social responsibility

Type of Action: Awareness

Funding: EU – Europe Aid

Partners: Sudwing Agentur (AT); AUR-ANSRU (RO); Cartel ALFA (RO); Weltumspannend arbeiten (AT); CL Podkrepa (BG)

Objective: Enhancing common international strategies and policies of trade unions and works councils, (specifically nternational framework agreements and solidarity agreements).

Activities: Awareness raising on decent work; Creation of consciousness through training; Multiplying activities.

National working condition survey in Bulgaria

Period: 2010 – 2013

Work Sphere: Occupational health and safety

Type of Action: Analysis

Funding/Client: General Labor Inspectorate (GLI)

Partners: Scientific Research Department at Sofia University and B.A.D GmbH, Germany

Objective: Survey on working conditions in enterprises of all 21 economic sectors in the country, in accordance with the Classification of Economic Activities 2008

Activities: Survey methodology development; Questionnaires and other field work instruments development; Field work organization and conduction (interviews with 2,200 employees, online poll with 18000 persons, 8 focus groups, 240 enterprises reviewed); Data processing and Final report development.

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Enhancing the capacity of the State Labour Inspectorate

Period: 2010 – 2013

Work Sphere: Occupational health and safety

Type of Action: Consultancy and Technical Assistance

Funding/Client: Ministry of Labour and Protection of People, Azerbaidzhan

Partners: N/A

Objective: Improve the mechanisms for the institutional coordination of the Government and its agencies in their efforts to prepare and implement development policies and projects financed by different international sources.

Activities: Functional analysis of the existing system for resources planning, management and monitoring of the development policies; best practices of coordination mechanisms; Development of a strategy, action plan and procedures; Improving the Informational system for international cooperation (ISIC); Training 650 representatives with the new ISIC.