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Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Welfare - General Directorate of Working Conditions and Health (Greece)

Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Welfare - General Directorate of Working Conditions and Health (Greece)

"The Hellenic Ministry of Labour, Social Security & Welfare, the host organization of the Greek Focal Point of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), has undertaken by law the responsibility of all issues related to the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) at national level. The two principal competent state OSH authorities, under the Hellenic Ministry of Labour, Social Security & Welfare, are: 1. The General Directorate of Working Conditions and Health, which is responsible for all OSH aspects (including OSH legislation, strategy, policies, organization, information, education, training and research issues) and from an administrative point of view,is the authorized host organization of the Greek FOP wthin the organizational structure of the Hellenic Ministry of Labour and Social Security. 2. The Labour Inspectorate (S.EP.E.), which is the responsible inspection and enforcement state authority, for the implementation of the national labour legislation. Through the established national tripartite OSH social dialogue, the above governmental authorities and in close collaboration with the organizations of the national OSH social partners and other involved scientific organizations and institutions, all together are playing a crucial role for the common mission of promoting an OSH prevention and protection culture at national level, of improving the working environment conditions and of protecting the safety and health at work by minimizing the number of work-related accidents and occupational diseases. "

Type of organisation:
Public Authority
URL:
http://www.ypakp.gr/
Mandate:
Based on the Ministerial Decision 80025, (FEK No 845/9-6-2004,) all responsibilities and activities concerning the Greek Focal Point have been appointed to the Directorate for OSH Information Management, Training and Monitoring of policies on OSH issues, which is one of the three Directorates under the General Directorate of Working Conditions and Health of the Hellenic Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Welfare. The Greek Focal Point, is the authorized organization for representing in Greece and for supporting at national level the mission and role of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA). By implementing its Annual Work Plan activities via an enacted collaboration (Tripartite Collaboration Committee) with the representatives of the national OSH social partners, the national OSH stakeholders and other involved scientific organizations and institutions, the Greek FOP has undertaken among other issues, the following responsibilities: - promotion at national level of an OSH prevention and protection culture, -support for planning, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, reviewing and promoting the national OSH strategy and policies, - mainstreaming of OSH principles into other national policies, - management of OSH information, experience and knowledge, - on-line interconnection and provision of OSH information through Internet, - raising of awareness and promotion of OSH issues through information, communication and other similar activities, - coordination of national OSH activities in cooperation with national OSH authorities, OSH stakeholders and other involved organizations and institutions, - networking of all different national OSH stakeholders though the operation of a common platform (National OSH Information Network) for partnership, dialogue and mutual learning on OSH, - representation, active participation and provision of consultation in various OSH activities and programs at european and international level.
Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Welfare - General Directorate of Working Conditions and Health (Greece)

Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Welfare - General Directorate of Working Conditions and Health (Greece)

40, Pireos str.

GR-10182 Athens

Greece

http://www.ypakp.gr/

Contact Persons

CHRISTODOULOU Antonios

christodoulou.osh@yeka.gr

Tel: +30 (0) 210 3214 310

Fax: +30 (0) 210 3214 310


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