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National programme „Improvement of safety and working conditions” – phase III (2014-2016)
Phase III is the 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, and phase II established by resolution 154/2010 of the Council of Ministers of 21st September 2010 (execution 2011-2013). The results of phases I and II were positively evaluated by the Ministry of 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.
Meeting the objectives depends on the scope and performance of action aiming at using and popularising its results. For that reason, and due to the economy structure, where over 98% of businesses are SMEs – it is indispensable for the implementation of Programme’s results to directly involve the state administration in their dissemination. Those actions ought to be carried out on various levels:
Meeting the Programme’s objectives will improve the working abilities owing to the following:
The Programme’s main objective is to develop innovative technical and organisational solutions, aiming at development of human resources, new products, technologies, and management methods and systems whose application will help reduce the number of workers exposed to harmful, dangerous and onerous factors, and reduce the related number of work accidents, occupational diseases and resulting economic and social losses.
For this aim, a new challenge is the extension of professional activity age, according to the novel Act on pensions and disability benefits from the Social Insurance Fund, dated 11.05.2012.