National Programme 2020-2022


„Improvement of safety and working conditions” – phase V (2020-2022)


Phase V is the next stage of the National Programme for the Improvement of Safety and Working Conditions”. The Council of Ministers previously adopted Resolution No 117/2007 on 3 July 2007 for Phase I (2008-2010), Resolution No 154/2010 on 21 September 2010 for Phase II (2011-2013), Resolution No 126/2013 on 16 July 2013 for Phase III (2014-2016) and Resolution No 203/2015 on 26 October 2015 for Phase IV (2017-2019).

Since 2008, the programme has fulfilled the role of a national strategy for creating proper working conditions that protect the life and health of workers. 

Structure of the programme


The thematic scope of Phase V of the programme is divided into two parts: A – Tasks related to the services of the state and B – Research and development projects.


Part A – Tasks related to the services of the state include the following thematic groups:


Group 1

Establishing OSH standards

Group 2

Developing methods and tools for the prevention and reduction of occupational risk in the workplace

Group 3

Developing a system to test machinery, technical equipment, and tools as well as personal and collective protective equipment

Group 4

Developing a system for OSH education, information and promotion.


Part B – Research and development tasks include projects within the following main research areas


Area I

Maintaining work ability

Area II

New and emerging risks related to new technologies and work processes

Area III

Materials engineering and advanced technologies for OSH

Area IV

Developing a safety culture