National Programme 2017-2019


National programme „Improvement of safety and working conditions” – phase IV (2017-2019)


Phase IV is a continuation of the national programme „Improvement of safety and working conditions”, with phase I (execution 2008-2010) established by resolution 117/2007 of the Council of Ministers of 3rd July 2007, phase II established by resolution 154/2010 of the Council of Ministers of 21st September 2010 (execution 2011-2013), and phase III established by resolution 126/2017 of the Council of Ministers. Of 16th July 2013 (execution 2014-2016). The results of phases I, II and III were positively evaluated by the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy, and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

The use and dissemination of the Programme’s results includes up to 5 years after its end. It is expected to significantly add to the reduction of occupational risk related to exposure to harmful, dangerous and onerous factors at workplaces. It will also influence the opportunities to extend the professional activity age with good health. The improved safety and health at work, being the result of the Programme, is also expected to bring about reduced charges on the state and society due to occupational hazards.

Legal grounds


Resolution 203/2015 of the Council of Ministers of 26th October 2015 on establishing the National programme „Improvement of safety and working conditions” – phase IV (2017-2019).

The function of the Coordinator of the Programme is entrusted to the Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute, and is executed by the Director of the Institute – prof. Danuta Koradecka, Ph.D., D.Med.Sc.

Scientific Secretary – Wiktor Marek Zawieska, Ph.D, D.Sc., professor at CIOP-PIB

Since 2008, the programme has operated as the national strategy for creating proper working conditions to protect the employees’ health and life.