Occupational safety and health
The government, workers’ and employers’ representatives and other relevant stakeholders have agreed on the main elements of a roadmap on improving work health and safety in mines
Turkey is preparing to sign two ILO conventions on safety and health in mining and construction
İlhan Söyler, one of daily Hürriyet’s most experienced sports journalists, lost his fight against cancer at the age of 66
After the mining accident in Soma, the elevator accident that resulted in the loss of 10 workers at an Istanbul construction site was the final straw. The protests that began right after the incident are still continuing.
After a recent elevator accident in which 10 people died, the subject of work safety has been discussed out loud in Turkey. We do speak, but unfortunately we forget what we speak, and to start speaking again, another terrific accident must happen.
The question is this: The relevant law has been enacted but occupational accidents keep on repeating; we now witness worker deaths on a regular basis. Then what is the problem, where is the problem? The answer is obvious; there are laws but no law.