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In memory of the victims of labor accidents

In connection with the World Day for Safety and Health at Work and the celebration of the International Day for the Remembrance and Damage of Workers, BCCI and the BULGARIAN ASSOCIATION FOR HUMAN HEALTH SAFETY, with the assistance of “Olymp Protective Equipment” EOOD and other branch organizations and associations, Invite you to a celebration that will take place on 30.04.2018 at 13.00 in Sofia, South Park, the garden behind the Earth and People Museum and behind Mall Park Center Sofia.

New trees will be planted and one minute’s silence will be honored with the memory of the Bulgarian workers who died in labor accidents.

The event is part of our united efforts to achieve a common goal – a safe work environment that everyone deserves.

Traditionally, trees are planned to be planted by the official guests: the Chairman of BCCI Managing Board, Mayor of Sofia, representatives of MLSP, BCCI, BIA, CEIBG, BCA BZB, BMAG, AICB and other organizations. BA BHP will gladly provide the trees to be planted as an expression of our common desire to join forces in building a prevention OSH culture.

Every involvement in the cause is important in order to promote our campaign on prevention and security in the workplace and with common efforts to achieve better working conditions and cleaner air for our generations.


If there is any interest in you, you have the opportunity to get involved with a modest donation amount so that the most suitable trees can be selected and planted in honor of the victims of an accident at work

The prices of the trees are: lime -50 lv., Ashl – 40 lv., Sycamore -45 lv., Globe acacia 65 lv.

The showed prices are without VAT.

Bank account:

IBAN: BG37TTBB94001526763036


Bank: SG Expressbank AD, Sofia Branch

The account, if any, can be transferred to a selected tree:

You can contact us at 0887 774 800, 0887 943 997 or mail:

We are motivated by the team of the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and we guarantee our willingness with this initiative to achieve the desirable and deserving business environment in which, with the common effort to live and work successfully!

Meeting with Dr. Christa Sedlacek, Director of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EASHW)

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.

Security Expo International Fair

In the period 07.02 to 10.03, the International Exhibition “Security Expo” was held together with an international exhibition for energy efficient, ecological and functional construction. The event is organized in partnership between the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Inter Expo Center, traditionally under the patronage of the Ministry of Interior Affairs.

The Bulgarian Association for Labor, Health, Safety (BALHS), with the support of “Olympus Protective Equipment” EOOD, impressed with the organized event for all guests, a practical seminar and up-to-date topics.

In the first part of the seminar, lecturer Ljubica Cesnik addressed the following topics: “Legal basis – The new Regulation (EU) 2016/425” – concerning personal protective equipment and “DuPont (Luxembourg) – Chemical and Thermal Protection”.

The culmination of the event was Environment Solutions (Denmark) – “Effective Fighting Flooding” with lecturer David Conrad Konge.

SECURITY 2017 International Fair – Security and safety

This year’s International Security 2017 Exhibition was opened by Interior Minister Plamen Uzunov. During the exhibition, the Bulgarian Trud Health Safety Association, together with Olympus – Protective Equipment Ltd, presented innovations in the practices for ensuring safe and healthy workplaces.

The BATZB team held a seminar with the presence of representatives of world producers such as DuPont and Respirex. The seminar was opened by the President of the Association – Mr. Borislav Tashev.

Traditionally, children’s drawings from the international competition organized by DGCPNH – “I saw the trouble with my eyes” were traditionally presented.
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Meeting with representatives of the European Commission

The President of BCCI, Tsvetan Simeonov, participated in a meeting with representatives of the European Commission

The meeting discussed topics such as unemployment, the lack of suitable staff in the business, and the reasons for the demotivation of the unemployed to return to the labor market.

During the meeting the BCCI chairman identified as a positive change this year the introduction of mandatory impact assessment of the normative acts. He also noted the shortcomings of the entrepreneurial environment in Bulgaria.

Defined the electronization of public services as a proper guideline, referred to the tax returns by individuals and companies, but stressed that paper-based submissions should not be forbidden. According to the BCCI, it is necessary to keep this option because of the lack of 100% Internet access to all but to be subject to a fee to cover the administration’s costs of digital data entry.

Representatives of employers’ and trade union organizations took part in the meeting.