Misją Instytutu jest dzialalność naukowo-badawcza prowadząca do nowych rozwiązań technicznych i organizacyjnych użytecznych w kształtowaniu warunków pracy zgodnych z zasadami bezpieczeństwa pracy i ergonomii oraz ustalanie podstaw naukowych do właściwego ukierunkowywania polityki społeczno-ekonomicznej państwa w tym zakresie.
The Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute has been organising the occupational safety poster competition since 1997. The purpose of the competition is to obtain posters promoting the issues of occupational safety and health protection of man in the working environment. The competition is organised in cooperation with Academies of Fine Arts (Cracow, Warsaw, Lodz) and under the patronage of the Minister of Labour and Social Policy and Chief Labour Inspector. The participants are artists, professors and students of artistic universities in Poland and abroad. The jury of the competition consists of representatives of artistic professions, science, ministries of health and labour, and trade unions, as well as enterprises whose business is related to the topic of the posters. The 29 editions of the competition, held in 1997-2020 were entitled: Stress, Computer, Occupational Risk, Noise, Chemistry, Ergonomics, Agriculture, Building industry, School, Transport, Electricity, Disabled persons, Biohazards, Stop that noise, Young workers - safe start, Lighten the load, Labour culture, Risk, lighting, Maintenance, Active 50+, Stress in 21st century, Computer world, Work and leisure and Safety First. Safe From The Start, The office, Depression and Biohazards today.