On 21 March 2018, a meeting was held with Dr. Christa Sedlacek, Director of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EASHW).
The mission of EASHW is to make Europe a safer, healthier and more productive place to work.
During the meeting, the two-year “Healthy Workplaces” campaign coordinated at national level was discussed. The topic of the current campaign during the period 2018-2019 was also touched upon. under the heading Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances.
Dr. Sedlacek presented to the participants information on the Agency’s preparations and plans for the next campaigns, as well as the activities related to the most recent studies, reports and publications on the situation and working conditions in the EU. The specific challenges related to emerging professional risks were also addressed.
The meeting was attended by Mr. Plamen Dimitrov, President of the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria, Mr. Dimitar Manolov, President of KT Podkrepa, Chairman of the Managing Board of the Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association, Executive Chairman of BIA, Mr. Tsvetan Simeonov – Chairman of the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Mr. Kiril Domuschiev, President of the Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria; Dr. Miroslav Naydenov, Chairman of the Union of Economic Initiative.
Special participation in the meeting with the Director of the European Agency took and Yordan Tashev – secretary of the Bulgarian Association Labor Health Safety.
The secretary of BALHS presented the work of the organization over the years, including all the events on the theme of the Healthy Workplaces campaign. The opportunities for longer campaigns were also discussed, from a 3-year-longer period in which to work more on a campaign in order to have a greater resonance in society.
Last but not least, the options for deeper cooperation between organizations and the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work were discussed.