MISGEP Met with Employers and NGO Executives in Bolu to Consult the Mining Industry
Within the scope of MISGEP, which is carried out by the General Directorate of Occupational Health and Safety (İSGGM) and financed by the European Union and the Republic of Turkey, in order to improve the occupational health and safety conditions in mining workplaces and to raise awareness in this field, “MISGEP Mining Industry Consultation Meeting” covering 25 provinces in 7 regions of Turkey. Meetings” continues in Bolu. Bolu Deputy Governor Ahmet ÜMİT , Occupational Health and Safety General Manager Cafer UZUNKAYA, representatives of public institutions, mining enterprises serving in the Bolu region and senior managers of NGOs attended the meeting.
Bolu Governor Ahmet ÜMİT, who attended the opening session for his speeches, said, “We thank our esteemed General Manager for holding this meeting in Bolu. The cooperation of our employers, employees and relevant public institutions in Bolu has accelerated the industrial sector of Bolu. In order to continue this success, we need to make more efforts, especially on occupational health and safety. I wish MİSGEP to be a beneficial and auspicious project for our province and the whole of Turkey, and I extend my thanks to everyone who contributed, especially our General Manager, Team Leader and all friends.”
Cafer UZUNKAYA, General Manager of Occupational Health and Safety, in his opening speeches, emphasized the importance of human life and stated that “there is no doubt that the issue of occupational health and safety is one of the top priority issues to be taken into account, Preventing is easier than paying, all measures should be taken, and taking precautions regarding occupational health and safety For this is important, all parties, public institutions, employers, employees and the whole society should act together.”
In the consultation session of the meeting, MISGEP Team Leader Gökhan Güler and Instructor Dr. Hacer KAYHAN, studied examples from the World such as occupational health and safety practices in the mining sector, legal obligations regarding mining and administrative fines, compensation after work accidents, the effect of unionization on OHS, pneumoconiosis; the most common occupational disease in the industry. The cost and benefits of preventing work accidents. During the meeting, the opinions of the participants were taken after each topic.