National Conference for “Functioning of bipartite OSH dialogue in companies” 02.03.2017

Macedonian occupational safety and health association” in cooperation with “Federation of Trade Unions of Macedonia” as final activity of the project “Strengthening of the partnership of Civil Society and PublicInstitutions in the Creation and Promotion of the Right forSafe and Healthy Workplace – Fundamental Human Right” held a national conference for “Functioning of bipartite OSH dialogue in companies” on 02.03.2017 .

The aim of the national conference was to raise awareness about the benefits of bipartite dialogue in companies and the role and profile of the workers OSH representative and to discuss the views of all stakeholders how social partners, civil society and public institutions through its activities will seek to enhance the bipartite OSH dialogue.

Panelist on the conference were:

Milan Petkovski, Macedonian occupational safety and health association, Dr. Zivko Mitrevski, Federation of Trade Unions of Macedonia, Angel Dimitrov, Organization of Employers of Macedonia, Lence Kocevska, Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, Prof. Dr. Elisaveta Jasna Stikova, Faculty of Medicine – Skopje, Institute of public health, Aljajdin Havziu, State Labour Inspectorate, Ana Sijakovic,European society of safety engineers, Cvetan Kovac, Croatian post Zagreb, representatives of the companies REK Bitola and Mine Bucim and Vesna Ristovska, Macedonian occupational safety and health association.

80 representatives from trade unions, employers, public institutions, OSH experts, representatives from educational institutions and others participated on the conference.

Establishment of OSH committees and establishment of mechanisms that exist in the region in order to develop and promote dialogue in the country, existence of consultative bodies in companies and subsidizing  OSH measures within the companies as well as raising the level of importance of workers OSH representative and establishing and reviving the system of record of injuries, occupational diseases and accidents at work are part of the recommendations that emerged from the conference.

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