Increasing the Quality of Special Education Services for Inclusive Education (IQSES)
18 July 2019
Promoting Youth Employment in TRC3 Region (PYETRC3)
18 July 2019
Increasing the Quality of Special Education Services for Inclusive Education (IQSES)
18 July 2019
Promoting Youth Employment in TRC3 Region (PYETRC3)
18 July 2019

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- 20.11.2023
Direct Grant Component: 01.02.2020-18.01.2024
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 44 months of service (technical assistance), 18 months of grant and 44 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:
(End of October 2023)

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” was finalized in October 2021. 58 interactive seminars have been organised in 28 different cities and 10.235 employees were accessed. This activity was completed and closed.
• Intervention 1.2 “Field activities of the "Health Surveillance" activity started in April 2022, and as of January 2023, a total of 10.714 mining workers was reached in 48 mining workplaces in 24 provinces. This activity was completed and closed with the approval of final activity report.
• 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. Activity was completed.
• Within the scope of Intervention 2.1, the “One-Day Training Based on Risk Assessment Methodologies” activity was completed in November 2022 by providing training to a total of 1.800 students in Mining Engineering, related Earth Sciences and Mining Technologies Departments as well as Vocational Schools. Activity was completed as reaching out 1800 students. Reporting period was completed.
• 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. This activity was completed and closed.
• Within the scope of Intervention 2.3; "Trainings for Engineers and Occupational Safety Experts", preparations for the final report is continuing.
• 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. Activity report was also approved and activity was closed.
• Under Intervention 3.1, the Opening Meeting, which lasted for one day and included also the direct grant’s promotion, was held on 20 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 on 8th and 10th 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.
• Under Intervention 3.3; “Design and Dissemination of Awareness Raising and Promotional Materials”, within the scope of the Radio Spot production work, a total of three spots were prepared and submitted to the Operational Beneficiary for approval. Radio Spots were approved by the Contracting Authority.
• Within the scope of Intervention 3.4 regarding production of cartoons and public service advertisement; contractor completed the 2 episodes and presented to TRT-Çocuk for approval. Scripts of remaining episodes are also approved. 4 episodes completed and sent o TRT-Çocuk for approval by the Contractor.
• Under Intervention 3.5; The booklet of the “See the Future with Confidence through the OHS Lens” Photo Contest Photo Catalogue has been prepared.
• Under Intervention 3.6 Development of Digital Application; this application is on air in app stores since August 2021. Some backup works about maintenance is also carried out and downloads over 6000 is achieved.
• Under Intervention 3.7; the design of the Operation’s Website is in revision process with a new version. Operation Info sheets are published for Grant scheme. English version is also updated.
• Under Intervention 4.1 regarding a field report including current situation of unionization in mine workplaces, Final report of this activity is under preparation phase.
• Under Intervention 4.2; “Evaluation of current OHS curricula in mining engineering departments”, final report of this activity has been presented.
• Intervention 4.3: An impact assessment report of financial supports given under the Direct Grant component of the Operation, report preparations have been continuing.
• Intervention 5: The workshop about health surveillance has been carried out. The revision of concept note and preparations of the second workshop is 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.
• For the financial support part of the action, 69.354,61 € was given as financial support to beneficiaries of the Financial Support and Guidance Programme (FSGP) during this reporting period. Regarding their expenditures within the scope of OSH Professional designation, in detail, 67.573, 24 € was paid for March 2023 to the beneficiaries whose documents found appropriate in the context of OSH professional designation. With this last payment, the grant support promised to be provided for OSH professional designation for 24 months has been completed.
• Regarding evacuation training payments, incoming requests via portal ( are reviewed. During this term, 1088,27 Euro has been paid to beneficiary workplaces regarding to evacuation trainings and its consumables.
• In this period, certification payments of 1 company to TSI were made as 631.1 Euro equivalent to 20.000 TL.
• After the site visits, within the scope of the evaluation reports that reveal the status of the fields;
• Mining workplaces were given 1.571 recommendations in the field of documents and documentation, 667 of these recommendations were implemented, resulting in an improvement of 43.09%.
• 2.292 recommendations were given to mining workplaces regarding the situations detected in the field, and 1.058 of these recommendations were implemented, resulting in an improvement of 46.16%.
• In the initial phase of the project, the OHS performances of the coal mining workplaces with the code 05 Nace were evaluated with 209 items under 12 main headings, and the OHS performances of the metal workplaces with the code 07 Nace with 198 items under 12 main headings, within the scope of the OHS Performance Measurement Report, in order for the project team to monitor the OHS performances of the beneficiary companies more accurately. As a result of the evaluation made after 6 site visits, an increase was achieved in the OHS performance of 66 companies.
• As a result of the support given both in the field and in the documentation works, 82.5 percent of 80 companies have been improved and awareness has been created and contribution has been made to ensure continuity in OHS practices. In addition, the “OHS Performance General Evaluation Report” was prepared, which includes the general evaluation of the OHS performance measurement reports prepared during 6 site visits and analyses separately for 12 main headings.
• Specifications of evaluation and evacuation workshops are completed and will be delivered to purchasing department. On the other hand, root cause analysis and studio recruitment efforts are also continuing.

Activities implemented under the Grant Component:

• So far, 35 grant beneficiaries completed their all project activities and wrote their technical final reports. Aydın Chamber Of Commerce has not written the final technical report yet.
• The final thematic evaluation reports of 26 grant projects was written by the relevant thematic monitoring experts after the evaluation of the final technical reports.
• Also the final technical report of 8 projects has been received, but the evaluation by thematic monitoring experts is still ongoing.
• The first thematic monitoring visits of all grant projects were carried out by the relevant thematic monitoring experts. The second thematic monitoring visits of 31 grant projects have also been carried out.
• The interim thematic evaluation reports of 11 grant projects have been written by the relevant thematic monitoring experts.