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THE CONTEXT OF PROJECT

Occupational health and safety is one of the most important and discussed titles in social politics of European Union. Even though number of occupational accidents decreased by 1994, number of accidents is still high. Increase in number of accidents still rapidly continues in some member states and certain sectors. This case indicates that in member states actors of working life could not adopt and understand exactly the protectionist approach which is included in society directives related to occupational health and safety. Occupational health and safety has become one the basic title in European Union’s social politics by free movement of employees. This case made formation of common training content in training curriculums for occupational health and safety and increasing consciousness and awareness level mandatory. Formation of common curriculum in occupational health and safety training program will maintain training and education union all across EU.

THE OBJECTIVES OF PROJECT

Maintaining mutual information and experience exchange of lecturers who instruct in occupational health and safety program, reinforcing their professional competency, and formation of common teaching education curriculum within framework of EU criteria for this field are aimed in this program. By this means professional competency of lecturers who instruct in occupational health and safety are will be reinforced, students will be equipped with more qualified skills and knowledge in the end they will transmit the skill to workforce power and decrease in occupational accidents will be maintained. Informational meetings which will be held by project partners at local level will provide to take the attention of workforce market to occupational health and safety subjects and awareness will be created. In addition, one of the sub-objectives of the project is to create consciousness and involve awareness in occupational health and safety so that asylum seekers and refugees can be prevented from being exposed to precarious working conditions.

TARGET GROUPS

The target audience selection was made according to certain criteria in order to apply the curriculum to be formed within the scope of the project to wider masses. For the execution and sustainability of the Project, the academicians entering the courses of the Occupational Health and Safety Program in Oğuzeli Vocational School and trainees in Gaziantep who have a documentary on occupational safety expertise in the framework of the following conditions, which are regulated in the Regulation on the Duties, Authorities, Responsibilities and Trainings of Job Security Specialists constitute the target group.

a) have a pedagogical formation or training document of the trainers;

1) Class (A) occupational safety experts who have certified at least five years (A) class occupational safety expertise,

2) Engineers, architects or technical personnel who have at least ten years of professional experience and have doctorate in occupational health and safety or occupational safety program,

3) Occupational health and safety specialists who have served at least ten years in the General Directorate and its affiliated units, including the duration of expert assistance, faculty graduates who have worked for at least ten years,

4) Inspectors who have served at least ten years in the Ministry and related institutions, including the period of assistant inspectors,

5) Work and social security training specialists who have served for at least ten years, including the duration of the assistant specialist,

b) Instructors who certify that they have taught at least four semesters at universities according to the education curriculum determined by the commission and these documents are deemed appropriate by the General Directorate; Law faculty graduates and physicians, engineers, architects, physicists, chemists, biologists, technical teachers. The general target groups' number is approximately 30 people having the criterias mentioned.