ILO SUBREGIONAL OFFICE FOR EASTERN EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA...

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ILO SUBREGIONAL OFFICE FOR EASTERN EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA Petrovka 15, office 23, 107031 Moscow, tel. (095) 933-08-10, fax (095) 933-08-20 CSR 5/7/4 Moscow, September 2004 Improved occupational safety and health (OSH) system in Northwest Russia Executive summary The ILO Moscow office has for several years worked successfully with Finnish Ministries and organizations of the social partners to transfer the high level of OSH experience and knowledge to the Russian Federation in general and to the Northwest Okrug of Russia specifically. The work of the Finnish organizations and trade unions has been of high relevance for the Russian colleagues and the ILO Moscow has disseminated the results to the broader Russian speaking community. To build on the work done and to further increase the effectiveness and to integrate the work done by Finnish organization both with the ILO Moscow activities and Russian OSH programmes the Government of Finland has funded a pilot project to integrate and further disseminate the long-term collaboration work between ILO Moscow and Finnish organization in the field of OSH. The project will be executed under the auspices of the Northern Dimension Partnership on Public Health and Social Well-being. The OSH project is a crucial cluster of the ILO programme “Poverty Reduction, Employment Generation and Local Economic Development in the North West Federal Okrug of the Russian Federation”. The main areas where work will be done are: identification and determination of the scope of the OSH problem to facilitate the development of safety programmes (assessment of accidents, improvement of statistics, and the development of a safety culture, main partners the TACIS-project and Perm OSH centre) promotion of practical and informed social partnership in OSH at enterprise level (increased creation of safety committees and their training, main partners FNPR and other Russian trade unions and SASK and Finnish trade union projects) calculation and awareness raising of the economic costs of poor working conditions (main partners VCOT, Dublin Foundation and selected Finnish experts from FIOH, ministries, ETLA and universities) development of OSH management systems at enterprises (improvement of OSH and quality management systems in a Russian context, main partners FNPR, Min of Social Affairs and Health) information and dissemination of experience from Finland and from joint projects (main partners Virtual Academy of Safework, Barents Newsletters) A Russian expert in the field of OSH is funded separately. Safe and decent working conditions are not only reducing poverty. Safety and health is a basic human right.
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Framework The ILO Moscow approach for poverty alleviation is based on the fact that job opportunities are needed for income generation. For this purpose development of SMEs and socially responsible enterprise restructuring are clusters of the ILO programme. Skills development is needed for workers to get the qualification for the available jobs. The level of wages and incomes need to suffice for a
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  • Spring '18
  • casarona
  • Poverty, Occupational safety and health, ILO, ILO Moscow

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