Supporting the alignment of the OSH draft law with key International and EU Labour Standards and best practices

Workgroup retreat on the draft OSH Law

In October 2020, a working group of the best national experts in OSH field had a 7-days retreat to fine tune the draft law on OSH developed by the Ministry of Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture. It was composed of the experts of the Government, social partners, researchers and OSH experts.

The EU-ILO Project provided technical comments and recommendations on how to better align the draft with the relevant International and EU Labour Standards and best practices, and supported the workgroup retreat in Chernihiv.

Danylo Bondar, Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on Social Policy and Protection of Veterans’ Rights

Igor Degnera, Deputy Head of the State Labour Service of Ukraine

Olesya Kornienko, Social Insurance Fund of Ukraine

Pavlo Okara, employers' representative

Svitlana Sokurenko, Confederation of Employers of Ukraine

Tetiana Goryun, Federation of Trade Unions of Ukraine

All-Ukrainian Forum "Occupational Safety 2021"

On 15 April 2021 the EU-ILO Project Manager Antonio Santos presented the technical recommendations to the ME draft Law "On Occupational Safety and Health of Workers" at the All-Ukrainian Forum "Occupational Safety 2021".

Serhii Symenko, Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine

VIII International Conference “OSH at work: time to change” – 2021

The EU-ILO Project Manager António Santos made a presentation at this event about “What is still missing” on the ME draft Law on OSH (version of May 16th). The event was organized by the State Labour Service of Ukraine, the "Occupational Safety and Health" Magazine, and the European Society of Occupational Safety and Health (ESOSH).

Dmytro Matviychuk, Editor-in-Chief of the “Occupational Safety and Health” Magazine

The “Occupational Safety and Health” Magazine appreciates cooperation, support, and assistance provided by the EU-ILO Project in holding the VIII International Scientific and Practical Conference “OSH at work: time to change” – 2021. The information on critical aspects of the draft law on OSH that need to be improved was relevant and exciting, and received positive feedback from conference participants and speakers. The recommendations, which will help align the draft law with the International and European labour standards, have a particular value. The participants said, that the conference had a positive impact on the development of dialogue between the social partners, and its results will help accelerate the OSH reform in Ukraine. I appreciate your cooperation. Looking forward to exciting joint projects in the future."

Dmytro Matviychuk, Editor-in-Chief of the “Occupational Safety and Health” Magazine

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