Strengthening the Capacities of OSH in the Defense and Security Trade Union (SOB) in the Republic of North Macedonia

Lutovska, Monika and Mijakovski, Vladimir (2021) Strengthening the Capacities of OSH in the Defense and Security Trade Union (SOB) in the Republic of North Macedonia. In: XI International Conference - Industrial Engineering and Environmental Protection (IIZS 2021), October 7-8, 2021, Zrenjanin, Republic of Serbia.

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The main objective of this study is to present the current situation of OSH in the Defense and Security Trade Union (SOB) of the Republic of North Macedonia (RNM), and to point out serious problems that undermine the basic concept of protection of the employee at his workplace. In order to collect the necessary data, an anonymous survey was conducted and educational trainings in the field of safety at work were realized during 2020/2021 for the members of SOB, as the main target group. Also, trainings for future trainers from the ranks of presidents in SOB were conducted, which will enable a process of continuous education on OSH.
From the processing of data in individual anonymous questionnaires, it could be concluded that although only 13% of respondents had any work-related injuries (fractures, bruises, clavicle injuries and other physical injuries), as many as 53% believe that the safety of the employee, even if it is completely protected from physical injury is not enough, so that 22% of SOB members feel unsafe in their workplace.
The most important benefit was that the members of SOB started to think about the value of human life, the importance of their own safety at work, but also for the safety of colleagues, to ask questions and seek answers, but also to give suggestions for their own vision for solving of the existing problems in the field of OSH. However, the biggest benefit of the survey is that 97% of the members of the SOB are of the opinion that nothing can compensate for the loss of a lost human life.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Engineering and Technology > Other engineering and technologies
Divisions: Faculty of Technical Sciences
Depositing User: Prof. d-r. Vladimir Mijakovski
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2023 08:36
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2023 08:36

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