MISGEP Met with Employers and NGO Executives for the 20th Time for the Mining Sector in the Mining City of Kütahya
Within the scope of MİSGEP, 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 are continuing for the 20th time in Kütahya. General Directorate of Occupational Health and Safety Head of Legislation Affairs İsmail GÜLTEKİN, İŞKUR and Social Security Institution, Provincial Directorate of Industry and Technology, Turkish Coal Enterprises, Dumlupınar University, Zafer Development Agency, MUSIAD, KOSGEB, Investment Support Office representatives, mining enterprises serving in Kütahya region, OSGBs and NGOs and senior executives attended the meeting.
İsmail GÜLTEKİN, Head of Legislation Affairs Department of the General Directorate of Occupational Health and Safety, who made his speech at the opening session, put forward the general situation regarding workplaces and employers in the Kütahya region and occupational health and safety, emphasizing that work-related diseases and accidents can lead to consequences that harm social peace and social harmony. “One cannot avoid what one does not know.” Continuing his words by saying that the regulations on occupational health and safety both in the world and in our country started with the mining sector. Gültekin, who also gave information to the participants about the incentives of the Ministry in the field of occupational health and safety, said, "I would like to thank the esteemed participants, who took their precious time to participate in this training."
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.