Description
 MaximizeMinimize

 

At present, the Institute’s international scientific cooperation  constitutes a very important part of the Institute’s activity and is carried out mainly within EU Framework Programmes – the largest programmes for financing research and development in Europe. Also, the Institute participates in the activity of European Technology Platforms and cooperates with leading scientifi c institutes dealing with OSH in Europe, US and Canada, international organizations and networks as well as advisory bodies of the European Commission.

 

Key international projects carried out by CIOP-PIB:

 

i-Protect: Intelligent PPE system for personnel in high risk and complex environments – 7th Framework Programme, 2009-2013, coordinated by CIOP-PIB

 

NANODEVICE: Novel Concepts, Methods, and Technologies for the Production of Portable, Easyto- Use Devices for the Measurement and Analysis of Airborne Engineered Nanoparticles in Workplace Air, 7th Framework Programme, 2009-2013

 

SAF€RA: Coordination of European Research on Industrial Safety Towards Smart and Sustainable Growth, 7th Framework Programme, 2012-2015

 

SCAFFOLD: Innovative strategies, methods and tools for occupational risks management of manufactured nanomaterials (MNMs) in the construction industry, 7th Framework Programme, 2012-2015.

 

International Cooperation Division

Contact: + 48 22 623 36 78, kabus@ciop.pl

Employees
 MaximizeMinimize
  • International Cooperation Division
      Manager phone e-mail
      Katarzyna Buszkiewicz-Seferyńska, - kabus[at]ciop.pl
      phone e-mail
      Mariola Borowska-Łukasiak, - mabor[at]ciop.pl
      Anna Koržinek, ankor[at]ciop.pl
      Beata Oleszek, - beole[at]ciop.pl
International Scientific Cooperation
 MaximizeMinimize
 

International dimension of safety

 

An extraordinarily dynamic development in the Institute’s international cooperation has taken place within the last decade, especially following Poland’s accession to the EU, and this cooperation now constitutes a very important part of the Institute’s activity. It mainly appears in the form of international projects; bilateral cooperation with foreign centres, scientific networks and international organisations; participation in the works of advisory bodies to the European Commission; and the participation of Institute employees in foreign scientific conferences, as well as the organisation of such conferences and other meetings at the Institute. The Institute has also participated in projects within European Union Framework Programmes. The first of those projects were realized under the EU 5th Framework Programme (1998-2002), and the participation gradually increased in successive EU Framework Programmes.

The most important international projects conducted with significant Institute participation within EU Framework Programmes include:

    • Centre for Testing and Measurement for Improvement of Safety of Products and Working Life – TEST-PRO-SAFETY-LIFE (FP5, 2002-2004)

    • Investigation of Premature Departure from Work – NEXT Study (FP5, 2004-2005)

    • New and Emerging Risks in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) – Anticipating and Dealing with Change in the Workplace Through Co-ordination of OSH Risk Research – NEW OSH ERA (FP6, 2006-2010)

    • Effects of Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields: from Science to Public Health and Safer Workplace – EMF-NET (FP6, 2006-2008)

    • Development of a European Psychosocial Risk Management Framework PRIMA-EF (FP6, 2006-2008)

    • Inflammatory and genotoxic effects of engineered nanomaterials NANOSH (FP6, 2006-2009)

    • Intelligent PPE system for personnel in high risk and complex environments – i-Protect (FP7, 2009-2012) – the idea of the project topic and of the consortium formation was developed by the Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute, which subsequently assumed the role of project coordinator

    • Novel Concepts, Methods, and Technologies for the Production of Portable, Easyto - Use Devices for the Measurement and Analysis of Airborne Engineered Nanoparticles in Workplace Air – NANODEVICE (FP7, 2008-2011)

    • Innovative Nanostructured Optochemical Sensors – INGENIOUS (FP7, 2009-2012).
Since 2004, the Institute has also been conducting Topic Centre projects funded with EU resources by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work headquartered in Bilbao, the subjects of which include examples and analysis of best practice, and analysis of occupational safety and health research and other data originating from Member States. Three such projects, coordinated by the Institute, have been conducted by countries applying for EU membership. Between 2005 and 2008, the Institute participated in further projects – the Topic Centre Risk Observatory and the Topic Centre Working Environment, and, since 2009, in the Topic Centre Occupational Safety and Health project.

Moreover, the Institute participates in international projects funded with EU resources (e.g. PROGRESS, Leonardo da Vinci, COST or service contracts) or by other sources, such as non-refundable foreign aid programmes. As part of the PROGRESS EU programme planned for 2007-2013 on employment and social solidarity, established to financially support the implementation of European Union objectives in employment, social affairs and equal opportunities, as set out in the Social Agenda, the Institute participates in several projects on ‘Working conditions’.

The Institute also cooperates internationally within network structures. At present, they include:
    • International Group of Directors of Occupational Safety and Health Research Institutes – the Sheffield Group is an informal group established in 1989 on the initiative of the UK Health and Safety Executive/Health and Safety Laboratory. Group members include CEOs of leading institutes in European countries, the United States, Canada, Australia, and others; all members meet annually.

    • PEROSH – Partnership for European Research in Occupational Safety and Health – a network of institutes dealing with occupational safety and health in EU countries. The aim of PEROSH activity is cooperation and
      coordination in research conducted by individual institutes to achieve a healthier, longer and more productive professional life for employees.

    • EUROSHNET – EURopean Occupational Safety and Health NETwork – the Institute also participates in this network, established in October 2001, which focuses on the issues of standardisation, testing and certification.
For many years now, the Institute has been cooperating with the most prominent international organisations operating in occupational safety and health – the International Labour Organisation and its component unit – the International Occupational Safety and Health Information Centre (CIS) – as a national CIS centre, as well as with the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, as the Agency’s Focal Point nominated by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.

The Institute employees have frequently been delegated by the Polish Government / Ministry of Labour and Social Policy to represent Poland on such European Commission bodies as:
    • EURAB – European Research Advisory Board – between 2001 and 2004

    • Managing Board of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work in Bilbao – since 2004

    • ACSH – Advisory Committee on Safety and Health at Work with the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, and its working groups – since 2003 or to participate in their work as national experts, e. g. on SCOEL – the Scientific Committee for Occupational Exposure Limits to Chemical Agents – since 1995.
The participation of Institute employees in the most prominent international scientific conferences and seminars, and their presentations of the results of research conducted at the Institute in the form of lectures and posters, have made it possible to create and popularise the image of the Institute as a competent scientific entity in occupational health and safety and ergonomics which is recognised on the international forum. In practice, this has resulted, among other things, in the Institute’s scientific employees being invited to participate in numerous international projects.
 
 
International Cooperation Division
Katarzyna Buszkiewicz-Seferyńska
Head
phone: +48 22 623 36 78
 
 
International Projects
 MaximizeMinimize

Dział Współpracy  z Zagranicą -  Współpraca z  instytucjami i organizacjami zagranicznymi oraz międzynarodowymi

EU 6th Framework Programme

 

 

No

 

Acronym

 

 

Title

 

Co-ordinator

 

Duration

1

AIMs

Advanced Interactive Materials by Design

University of Dortmund, Germany

2004-2008

2

EMF-NET

Effects of the Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields: from Science to Public Health and Safer Workplace

 

Institute of Biomedical Engineering CNR, Italy

2006-2008

3

PRIMA-EF

Development of a European Psychosocial Risk Management Framework

 

University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

2006-2008

4

NEW OSH ERA

New and Emerging Risks in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) – Anticipating and Dealing with Change in the WorkplaceThrough Co-ordination of OSH Risk Research

 

Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH), Finland

2006-2010

5

NANOSH

Inflammatory and genotoxic effects of engineered nanomaterials

 

FIOH,

Finland

2006-2009

 

EU 7th Framework Programme

 

1

i-Protect

Intelligent PPE system for personnel in high risk and complex environments

 

CIOP-PIB

2009- 2012

 

2

HealthatWork

An Inquiry into the Health and Safety at Work; a European Union Perspective

 

University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom

2008-2011

3

NANODEVICE

Novel Concepts, Methods, and Technologies for the Production of Portable, Easy-to-Use Devices for the Measurement and Analysis of Airborne Engineered Nanoparticles in Workplace Air

 

FIOH, Finland

2008-2011

4

INGENIOUS

Innovative Nanostructured Optochemical Sensors

 

Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), Netherlands

2009-2012

5

SAFERA

Coordination of European Research on Industrial Safety towards Smart and Sustainable Growth

 

FIOH, Finland

2012-2014

6

SCAFFOLD

Innovative strategies, methods and tools for occupational risks management of manufactured nanomaterials (MNMs) in the construction industry

 

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION, Spain

2012-2014

7

J-AGE

Coordination Action for the early implementation of the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) 'More Years - Better Lives - the Challenges and Opportunities of Demographic Change'

 

VDI/DE Innovation+Technik GmbH, Germany

2012-2014

 

Projects funded with EU resources by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work

 

1

TC-RO

Topic Centre Risk Observatory (7 tasks)

 

Institut National de Recherche et de Sécurité (INRS), France

2005-2008

2

TC-WE

Topic Centre Work Environment (4 tasks)

 

FIOH, Finland

2005-2008

3

 

European Survey of Enterprises on Psychosocial Risks at Work

 

TNS Infratest Sozialfor- schung, Germany

2007-2008

4

TC-OSH

Topic Centre on Occupational Safety and Health

 

FIOH,

Finland

2009-2012

 

Community Action Programme In The Sphere Of Employment And Social Solidarity – PROGRESS,

section III – Working Conditions

 

1

MSD Impact Study

Contract for an in-depth study to analyse and evaluate the environmental and socio-economic impact of possible Community initiatives in the area of the prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders in the European Union

 

TNO, Netherlands

2008

2

HIRES

Health in Restructuring: Innovative Approaches and Policy Recommendations

 

University of Bremen, Germany

2008

3

CADimple

Contract to analyze and evaluate the impact of the practical implementation in the workplace of national measures implementing Directive 98/24/EC on Chemical Agents

 

Kooperation- stelle Hamburg, Germany

2008-2010)

4

FICETTI

Study service contract on analysis of health, socio-economic and environmental impacts in connection with possible amendments to Directive 2004/40/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure of workers to the risks arising from physical agents (electromagnetic fields)

 

FIOH, Finland

2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

LIM

Study service contract to assess the potential impact of emerging trends and risks on labour inspection methodologies in the domain of occupational health and safety

 

Cardiff University, United Kingdom

 

2010-2012

 

Other Projects

1

PROHELM

(COST Programme)

Accident Prevention Options with Motorcycle Helmets

 

EMPA, Switzerland

2005-2009

2

 

Good practices in agriculture social partners participation in the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders

 

IDEWE, Belgium

2009

 

 

 

4

PRIMAeT

(Leonardo da Vinci Programme)

Psychosocial Risk Management – Vocational Education and Training

 

University of Nottingham,
United Kingdom

2009-2011

5.

PSYRES

Psychological health and well-being in restructuring: key effects and mechanisms

TNO, Netherlands

2010-2012