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.



The Programme’s execution will allow the following:

  1. Increased efficiency of activities for prevention of occupational hazards, taking into account the need for ability to work in the extended period of professional activity
  2. Improved quality of OSH management in enterprises, taking into account age management
  3. Ensuring a modern approach to the OSH and ergonomics issues in teaching curricula on all levels, and improvement of competences of specialists
  4. Widening the offer of Polish manufacturers of PPE, and therefore improved safety of their users by making available new, improved products
  5. Continuation of legislation and standardization work in view of ensuring the compliance of Polish law with EU regulations on OSH, as well as implementing respective EU standards in Polish OSH standards
  6. Development of a national system of conformity assessment of products and services with EU directives
  7. Ensuring Poland’s active participation in European and international research cooperation, as well as exchange of best practices in OSH and ergonomics
  8. Improving the efficiency of promotion and information actions in OSH, including development of the activities of the National Focal Point of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work.