National Programme 2014-2016


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.

Underlying documents

Polish documents

  • Long-term National Development Strategy, Poland 2030. Third Wave of Modernity. Appendix to resolution 16 of the Council of Ministers of 5.02.2013
  • National Strategy for Development 2020.
    Appendix to resolution 157 of the Council of Ministers of 25.09.2012
  • National Research Programme. Assumptions for national science, technology and innovation policy. Appendix to resolution 164 of the Council of Ministers of 16.08.2011
  • Strategy for Developing the Human Capital 2020.
    Resolution 104 of the Council of Ministers of 18.06.2013
  • Strategy for economic Innovation and Efficiency „Dynamic Poland 2020”.
    Appendix to resolution 7 of the Council of Ministers of 15.01.2013
  • Programme „Solidarity of Generations. Actions for enhancing professional activity of persons aged 50+”, adopted by the Polish Government on 17.10.2008, established by resolution 239 of the Council of Ministers of 24.12.2013
  • Report of the National Programme Foresight Poland 2020, June 2009.


International documents

  • Research priorities of the EU Framework Programme “Horizon 2020” for research and innovation for 2014-2020. Regulation no 1291/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council Of 11 December 2013 Establishing Horizon 2020 - The Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020); L 347/104, Official Journal of the European Union, 20 Dec. 2013
  • Report of the network Partnership for European research in Occupational Safety and Health (PEROSH) “Sustainable workplaces of the future – European research challenges for occupational safety and health” defining the needs and challenges for science in the EU in terms of OSH, 2012
  • Notes from the seminar of the European  Agency for Safety and Health at Work, on research priorities in OSH, Paris, EU-OSHA & INRS, 10-11 May 2012 r
  • Opinion of the EU Advisory Committee on Safety and Health at Work (ACSH) on the EU strategy in OSH for 2013-2020. Opinion Doc 2033/11 Adopted 01/12/2011
  • Assumptions for the SafeFuture Initiative (Safety-Security-Sustainability. Safe innovation for a competitive and sustainable future safety as a trade-mark of the technology made in EU) of the European Technology Platform “Safety in Industry”, July 2011
  • Report on Key Enabling Technologies prepared by High-Level Expert Group, June 2011
  • Strategy EUROPE 2020 for smart, sustained and inclusive growth. Announcement of the Commission, Brussels, 3 March 2010. KOM(2010) 2020