Croatia: Union events and agreement recognise ‘Organised workplaces are safer workplaces’

On 25 April, union federation UATUC and its occupational health and safety coordinating group organised a public debate on the theme ‘Organized Workplaces are Safer Workplaces’ in a fertilizer factory Petrokemija, based in Kutina, Croatia.Petrokemija factory was chosen as a host of the debate as a positve example of implementation of occupational safety and health measures, and also as there is a special collective agreement signed there related to occupational health and safety issues.

The panelists included UATUC President Mladen Novosel, members of UATUC OSH Coordination, Petrokemija CEO Đuro Popijač, senior advisor of the Ministry of Labour and Pension System Branimir Mutnjaković, and Vitomir Begović, director of OSH improvement Institute. We shared the experience and best practices in OSH – by OSH reps coordinator, OSH Deparment director, OSH specialist and EKN Trade Union chief shop steward: Zdravko Mašala, Tomislav Cesar, Mario Klaus and Davor Rakić.
A visit to factory plants was also organized.