Category of Intervention I: SERVICES and TRAINING for TARGET GROUPS

Under the scope of this category of intervention, it is aimed to provide services and trainings to mine employees and employers in order to enhance their capacity on OHS and work life. The interventions to be conducted under this category include:  

INTERACTIVE SEMINARS:  To be conducted with the mine employees in order to allow team-building activities that encourage communication and cooperation among them. Following field visits and two focus group meetings with the experts, scenarios will be designed in the format of interactive seminars and these seminars will be given to 10.000 mine employees in total in 50 different events with the aim of raising awareness and knowledge on OHS, OHS Law, legal liabilities and rights, unionization and technical implementations.

HEALTH SURVEILLANCE FOR 10.000 MINE EMPLOYEES: To be provided to 10.000 mine employees in order to reveal the current situation of mine workers from selected mines and to analyse current practices, deficiencies and requirements of the health surveillance provided by the employers.

Health surveillances will include chest x-ray tests, biochemistry, hearing and respiratory functions and complete blood tests. Following tests will be conducted to the employees; pulmonary radiography and evaluation, 2-reader ILO pneumoconiosis digital chest radiography assessment, respiratory function test, and CBC medical evaluation, HBA expert assessment, audiometry (Hearing) test and ENT expert assessment, respiratory function test, AST, ALT,  GGT, creatinine,  blood type nitrogen (BUN), HbA1c measurement and toxicology tests.

TRAININGS FOR  EMPLOYERS AND NGOs: It is aimed to deliver trainings to employers of mining workplaces and NGOs engaged with employers regarding the real costs and benefits of preventing occupational accidents, pneumoconiosis and its results on employees, compensation and unionization, legal liabilities related to mining and administrative fines, etc. It is planned that 800 participants in total will be trained in 25 different provinces.