This study is carried out under the project “Capacity Building and Strengthening the Role of Regional Civil Society Organizations to Improve Working Conditions and Dialogue with State Institutions”, funded by the European Union through Grant Schema EuropeAid / 150147 / DH / ACT / PRAREG and is implemented in the five IPA countries through project partners: Macedonian Safety Work Association, Serbian Association for Safety and Health at Work, Kosovo Safety Association, Albanian Center for Safety and Health at Work and Montenegro Safety Association .
The purpose of this study is to determine the current state of implementation of the Law on Occupational Safety and Health and the by-laws issued for its implementation in Albania, to analyze the current state of work conditions based on the level of implementation of the directive (EU 89/391 OSH), to draw conclusions and to make recommendations in order to improve the situation regarding the implementation of OSH legislation. This study will also serve to make a comparative analysis of the results and impacts of the EU’s implementation in the five IPA countries and to describe how CSOs in the region are involved in policy making and decision-making.
In the compilation of this study, the analysis of information, theories and methods applied in the field of occupational health and safety was used. It has been working on the collection of theoretical and practical information, analysis, statistics, research and research and the general and specific principles related to the field of occupational health and safety.
The study has included contemporary concepts of occupational safety and health, current Albanian legislation, alignment with European legislation, advanced practices, theoretical models, practical models and the degree of their implementation in practice. Also included in the study design are researches and publications, interviews, surveys and other research techniques as well as current and archived information.
The study focused on the obligations deriving from European integration and compliance with international law requiring concerted efforts by all national and regional actors for occupational protection and prevention of occupational hazards, safety and health protection, the elimination of factors that constitute danger and accident, information, consultation, balanced participation in accordance with the law, formation of employees and employee representatives. It is also analyzed the establishment of effective policies for the advancement of labor relations, labor market mechanisms, promotion of social dialogue and involvement of all actors in occupational safety and health, which are the cornerstone of respect for human rights.