On may 23, 2019, the 9th Kazakhstan international conference KIOSH-2019 “labor Protection and the future of the labor sphere” was held in Nur Sultan. Chairman of the Federation of trade unions of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Abdiraiym Spoke at the conference

According to B. Abdirayim, in the year of the 100th anniversary of the International labour organization, FPRK pays special attention to ensuring safe working conditions in the workplace.

Federation of trade unions last 2018 year was declared the year Of safety and labor protection. Regional “Safe work” programmes have been approved and continue to be implemented in all regions of the country at the initiative of trade unions.

Together with the National chamber of entrepreneurs “Atameken” and the Confederation of employers of Kazakhstan, the Republican Campaign “Together we will raise the culture of prevention in the field of labor protection” is held.

The Republican contest “the Best technical inspector on labor protection” is held annually.

12 thousand occupational safety and health boards have been established and are operating. Public control over the state of labor protection in the Republic is also carried out by 18 thousand technical inspectors from trade unions.

Over the past year alone, the technical inspectors on labor protection conducted 70 735 inspections, in which more than 125 thousand violations of the requirements of the legislation on labor protection were revealed, of which 87% were eliminated by the employer.

This made it possible to prevent the infringement of the rights of victims in the workplace of workers and their families.

At the same time, the head of the FPRK drew attention to accidents at work: “As statistics show in 2018, 191 enterprises killed 221 people. The largest number of fatal accidents occurred in Karaganda (37), Turkestan (24), East Kazakhstan regions (19).

In the context of industries, the majority of deaths are noted in the organizations of mining and metallurgical industry, construction,

the sphere of railway and road transport, chemical industry, agriculture.»

According to Bakytzhan Abdiraiym, only through the joint efforts of the government, employers and trade unions, with the support of state supervision and control bodies it is possible to change the situation with ensuring safe working conditions for workers.

Also in his speech, he noted the factors of globalization of the future sphere of labor.

Work becomes more isolated, unprotected, unpredictable, insecure. In this regard, there was a call for all parties to the social partnership, representatives of the scientific community and other competent and interested parties to jointly develop solutions to the challenges of the time.