Assessment of Occupational Safety and Health Law in Turkish Industrial Relations

Ekrem Erdogan, M.Caglar Ozdemir


Occupational health and safety law is one of the most important developments in recent years in Turkish Industrial Relations System. The aim of this law is to introduce measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health of workers at work. Up to this law, there was no separate law on occupational health and safety. Occupational health and safety is being applied due to different laws. Therefore, it was not effective and led to confusion. Occupational health and safety law was established with the effect of the EU integration process in Turkey. There is a negative picture in terms of accidents at work and occupational diseases in Turkey. Therefore, whether the success or not of this law is an important issue. Although the law entered into force June 30 in 2012, it is difficult to say that businesses life prepared for this. In this context, the effects of the law are wondering what will happen. In this respect, it is important evaluation of the law. This study will consist of three main sections. The first section consists of occupational health and safety reasons. For this reason, the accidents at work and occupational disease rates will be examined in the world, EU and Turkey. Second, the arguments will be examined in the text of the law and parliamentary proceedings. Third, the effects of the law will be considered employees and employer in the Turkish Industrial Relations.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2013.v2n8p703

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