Increasing the Quality of Special Education Services for Inclusive Education (IQSES)
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Promoting Youth Employment in TRC3 Region (PYETRC3)
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Improving Occupational Health and Safety Especially in Mining Sector (OHSMS)

Action /Activity:

Action I: Employment
Activity I.I: Promoting Decent Work

Title of the Operation:

Improving Occupational Health and Safety Especially in Mining Sector (OHSMS)

Operation Number:


Implementation Period:

Service Component: 21.11.2019- 20.04.2023
Direct Grant Component: 01.02.2020-18.09.2023
Grant Component: 01.02.2021- 31.07.2022

Operation Beneficiary:

Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MoLSS)
Directorate General of Occupational Health and Safety (DG OHS)

Website / Social Media Accounts:

Interventions and Estimated Results:

The OHSMS Operation has 36 months of service (technical assistance), 18 months of grant and 40 months of direct grant components.

Overall Objective is to create decent jobs for Turkish labour force by means of improving health and safety and work peace.

Operation Purpose is to promote better working conditions based on proactive approach, increase public awareness, and improve knowledge of all stakeholders on OHS especially in mining sector.

Target Groups: Within the scope of the Operation, it is aimed that trainings and services will be provided to 23.000 people working in sensitive sectors and 625 employers; 3.885 people and 114 stakeholder organizations such as NGOs, local actors and SMEs will be provided with trainings; 1.100 people will be accessed via events and awareness raising activities; 3 activities such as conference, workshop, seminar, etc. will be organized; interactive trainings for 10.000 mining workers, 1.800 university students and 135 branch trainers working in 135 Vocational and Technical High Schools-Mining Technologies will be held. Also, a five-days training of trainers will be provided to 100 OHS General Directorate personnel in Ankara on project management, new legislation and EU Acquis on OHS, etc.

Implementation period: Service component 41 months, Direct Grant component 40 months, Grant projects 15-18 months.

Intervention areas: Services and Trainings for Target Groups, Institutional Capacity Building, Awareness Raising, Scientific and Technical Studies, Coordination and Cooperation.

Pilot provinces: Adana, Ankara, Aydın, Balıkesir, Bartın, Bolu, Bursa, Çanakkale, Çorum, Denizli, Edirne, Eskişehir, İzmir, Kahramanmaraş, Karaman, Kütahya, Manisa, Muğla, Tekirdağ, Yozgat, Zonguldak.

Current Situation:
(As of November 2022)

Activities implemented under the Service Component:

• The service contract was signed on 27.09.2019. Implementation process started with the kick-off meeting held on 21.11.2019. Monthly Management and Steering Committee meetings continue to be organized.

• Intervention 1.1 “Designing and Preparation of Interactive Seminars” has been finalized in October 2021. 58 interactive seminars have been organised in 28 different cities and 10.235 employees were accessed.

• Intervention 1.2 “Field activities of the "Health Surveillance" activity started in April 2022, and as of September, 8.200 employees were reached.

• Under Intervention 1.3, delivering one-day trainings to employers of mine workplaces and NGOs engaged with employers have been finalized in September 2021, reaching a total of 1.186 participants by 25 trainings.

• Within the scope of Intervention 2.1; the first phase of the “One Day Training Based on Risk Assessment Methodologies” activity was completed in May 2022 and the second phase have started in October 2022.

• Intervention 2.2; "Two-Days Training for Vocational and Technical High School Trainers", 135 people were trained in İzmir, Afyonkarahisar and Antalya, and it was completed in May 2022.

• Under Intervention 2.4; the initial training which covers 70 Occupational Health and Safety General Directorate employees was held for 3 days in February 2020 in Antalya.

• Within the scope of Intervention 2.5; The "Training of Trainers" activity was organised in Afyonkarahisar in April 2022 with the participation of 100 people.

• Under Intervention 3.1, the Opening Meeting, which lasted for one day and included also the direct grant’s promotion, was held in August 2020 in video-conference format with the participation of 678 people.

• Under Intervention 3.2; organizations of Information Meetings in Ankara and İzmir were completed in September 2020 by using online platforms. A total of 647 people attended the online meetings, 282 of which attended the training based in İzmir and 365 of which attended the training in Ankara.

• Within the scope of Intervention 3.4; cartoon script and logo works are in progress. Different logo design works have been completed.

• Under Intervention 3.6 Development of Digital Application; the app. is on air in app. stores since August 2021.

• Under Intervention 3.7; the web module for the project website and the Direct Grant Application programme have been completed and are in use.

• On-desk activities are continuing.

Activities implemented under the Direct Grant Component;

• Implementation process started on 01.02.2020.

• Implementation of the direct grant was suspended for 3,5 months on 07.05.2020 within the context of Covid-19 outbreak. As of 25.08.2020, the suspension period was terminated, and the project started to resume.

• The recruitment process of the personnel was completed as of March 1, 2021. The orientation training of the project team and personnel has been completed. In addition, the project team received training on Mining License Law, contracts to be signed with beneficiaries and advanced driving.

• An announcement was made between August and October for the selection of workplaces that will receive direct financial support within the scope of the project. Among the 129 workplaces that applied, currently, 80 workplaces (which were determined according to the criteria) benefit from the support.

• Financial Support and Guidance activities started as of April and May 2021.

• Field visits will continue in the following period with an increasing trend.

Activities implemented under the Grant Component.

• 36 grant projects with durations of 15-18 months that started to be implemented as of 01.02.2021 are about to be completed. The aim of these projects is to improve occupational health, safety and working conditions in very dangerous workplaces, and the raise awareness of employees on OHS.