Occupational Safety Poster Competition - the 31th edition (2022): Communication

 

Occupational Safety Poster Competition - the 31th edition (2022): Communication

 
XXXI Competition Rules

 

     Organisers:

 

  • Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute in Warszawa
  • Faculty of Industrial Design, Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków
  • Faculty of Industrial Design, Academy of Fine Arts in Łódz.
  • Faculty of Industrial Design, Academy of Fine Arts in Warszawa

 

Jury:

  • Prof. Tomasz BOGUSŁAWSKI – Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk
  • Szymon CIENKI – Chief Sanitary Inspectorate
  • Marta DERLICKA – Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute
  • Prof. Adam GEDLICZKA – Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków
  • Renata GÓRNA – All-Poland Trade Union Alliance
  • Prof. Sławomir IWAŃSKI – National Film, Television and Theater School L. Schiller in Łódź
  • Mieczysław PIRÓG, Ph.D. – Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław
  • Prof. Władysław PLUTA – Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków
  • Bożena PYSIEWICZ – Poster Museum at Wilanow – Division of the National Museum in Warsaw
  • Zdzisław SCHUBERT – The Poster and Design Gallery of the National Museum in Poznań
  • Iwona SKOWRON – Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
  • Prof. Marek STAŃCZYK – Academy of Fine Arts in Warszawa
  • Wiktor Marek ZAWIESKA, Ph.D. (Eng.), D.Sc. (Eng.) – Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute
  • representative of the Ministry of Family and Social Policy
  • representative of the National Labour Inspectorate

Topic of the competition:

“Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.” - Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American writer and pilot, used to say. Professor Jerzy Bralczyk, a distinguished linguist, claims in turn that language not only describes reality, but also creates it. That is why COMMUNICATION has been chosen as a topic of this year’s occupational safety poster competition.

 

But what is communication in the workplace? It is not only, as one definition says, “the exchange of information in direct or indirect contact with another person”. It is also one of the key elements of a company’s occupational safety management. Communicating properly and effectively with employees, both directly and through electronic tools, about work-related risks increases their knowledge of workplace safety, which in turn affects their ability to make the right decisions in the workplace and perform their work safely. Effective communication between superiors and subordinates, as well as between employees, is of paramount importance for good relations and for shaping a safe and friendly working environment.

 

The results of the CIOP-PIB survey indicate that for years OSH training has been the primary method of providing information on occupational safety in Polish enterprises. Most often such trainings have been used to share knowledge on hazards, personal protective equipment and occupational safety problems. Unfortunately, despite the fact that this method of communicating OSH problems has been so popular, its quality and attractiveness leave much to be desired, which is reflected in the low rating of these trainings by both employees and employers.

 

How we communicate affects workplace relations, which are part of the work safety culture. Safety culture, in turn, translates into workers’ attitudes towards compliance with workplace safety rules. How much needs to change here is shown by Statistics Poland data indicating that, for many years, inappropriate employee conduct has consistently been the most common cause of accidents at work. To what extent is this a consequence of not understanding the instructions given? How often are conflicts at work the result of a failure to understand each other? It therefore seems necessary to draw workers’ attention to the role of correct and positive communication in building healthy, safe and friendly workplaces.

We warmly invite all artists to tell a graphic story about COMMUNICATION.

 


Prizes:

  • 1st prize of PLN 5.000
  • 2nd prize of PLN 3.000
  • 3rd prize of PLN 2.000
  • 5 honourable mentions of PLN 1.000.

 

Competition schedule:

 

  1.10.2022 - announcement of the competition

4.11.2022 – deadline for submitting posters

9.11.2022 – competition jury meeting (Warsaw)

30.11.2022the final of the competition and the opening of the post-competition exhibition

 

 

Competition enquiries:

Agnieszka Szczygielska – curator of the competition
e-mail: agnieszka.szczygielska@ciop.pl, tel. +48606369736

Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute in Warszawa

Czerniakowska 16, 00-701 Warsaw
phone: +48 226233686
 
Posters taking part in previous editions of the competition can be viewed by following the profile on Instagram.