“Capacity Building of Occupational Physicians for the Assessment and Prevention of Psychosocial Risk in Mining Sector” project is supported by the Republic of Türkiye and the European Union. The grant is provided by the EuropeAid - Improving Occupational Health and Safety Grant Scheme (IOHS), carried out under “the Employment, Education and Social Policies Sectoral Operational Programme (EESP SOP)” of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA). The Ministry of Labor and Social Security, European Union Financial Assistance Department is the contracting authority.
The project is named shortly as “Psychosocial Safety at Work: Psychosocial Risk Assessment Project”.
Project number: TREESP1.1OHSMS/P-03/13
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“Psychosocial Health and Safety” is the essential conceptualization in “Capacity Building of Occupational Physicians for the Assessment and Prevention of Psychosocial Risks in Mining Sector Project”.
Psychosocial risk factors are work-life issues with potentially adverse effects on workers’ psychological health and social life. Emphasizing the psychosocial risks in work-life with the slogan of "Psychosocial Safety at Work", this project underlines the situations originating from the context of work settings. Ineffective communication with the manager, conflict among colleagues, lack of promotion possibilities, discrimination, intensive workload, fear of redundancy, insufficient training and social support, and the workloads are some threats to psychosocial safety at work. The project highlights that the psychosocial hazards cause psychological health deterioration and worsen working populations' quality of life. The mine workers and other experts in the sector who participated in the project define psychosocial safety as “working at ease” and “feeling comfortable as working”. This issue is critical for employee safety and the effectiveness of the organization.
Workers arriving to work with mental struggles, concentration difficulties, and inattention could experience a loss of performance, as well as negligence and distraction that may result in work accidents. The project, takes a comprehensive step toward analyzing and supporting the psychosocial risks of the mining workers, who have particularly perilous working conditions by nature in the Zonguldak basin. In addition to its aim of raising awareness throughout Turkey and in other sectors, it endeavors to establish the notion of occupational physicians, who will enable the mining workers to work "being at ease" in a psychosocially safe atmosphere.
Owner of the work of art in the photo - İlknur Köse Gürbüz (Zonguldak Mining Museum)
Under the project, a user-friendly “digital web-based risk assessment application” is developed based on the mining industry's psychosocial risks model and measurement tool. An "online learning and development platform" is prepared to provide training about the psychosocial risks of the mining industry and the use of this measurement tool. A "documentary" and "book" is prepared to allow the audience to be holistically cognizant of the psychosocial risks experienced by people living in a region where the essential employment is to work in a hazardous sector, i.e., in mines. The “guideline for the regulation” to be devised on psychosocial risk assessment and management will also be an essential policy document for academic and applied works.
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Bu proje Avrupa Birliği ve Türkiye Cumhuriyeti'nin mali katkısıyla hazırlanmıştır. Bu yayının içeriğinden yalnızca İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi ve İşyeri Hekimleri Derneği sorumludur ve bu içerik hiçbir şekilde Avrupa Birliği veya Türkiye Cumhuriyeti'nin görüş ve tutumunu yansıtmak zorunda değildir.
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