Turkey—Technical Assistance for Strengthening Training and Research Capacity of the Centre for Labour and Social Training and Research (ÇASGEM)

Client: European Union

Duration: 2020-2023

Region: Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Country: Turkey

Solutions: Economic Growth

Occupational health and safety (OHS) remains a key concern in Turkey. In 2017, out of 15,676,733 insured employees, 359,653 suffered from occupational accidents; 691 reported cases of occupational disease; and 1,636 lost their lives. Occupational accidents and diseases cost the Turkish economy €1.66 billion per year.

Improving OHS in Turkey is imperative. In support of this effort, DAI implemented the first phase of the Technical Assistance for Strengthening Institutional Capacity of the Centre for Labour and Social Training and Research (ÇASGEM) program from 2015 to 2017. Our work with ÇASGEM and in-depth knowledge of its institutional needs now guide our experience in implementing the intervention’s second phase.

The current project supports ÇASGEM, medical, and rehabilitation professionals through new learning modules. The program also works with ÇASGEM to implement capacity building activities necessary to meet the goals on requirements of safety and security in labor and social life.

Sample Activities

  • Adapt training modules of occupational rehabilitation.
  • Develop training modules around safety culture.
  • Establish a web-based process and performance management system.
  • Design and develop OHS virtual training scenarios.
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