ewhn logo10th EWHN Conference for labour & occupational health and safety representatives and professionals
“Workers finding a voice in a new Europe"
Friday September 29th to Sunday October 1st 2006, 
Baltic Beach Hotel, Majori, Jurmula, 
Latvia

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KEY WORKSHOP A

Construction Work ( incl. migrant workers and subcontracting)

On the basis of our own experience, and on statistical evidence, we will discuss the working environment in the building sector for each country. We will look at the role and relationships of different parties involved in building sites and the influence they have on the working environment. We will discuss how to gain influence to improve the working environment.

We will investigate the initiatives that have succeeded and find out what methods will help improve working environments inside and between the many different countries.

Finally we will look at working conditions for migrant workers and their possible influence in the host/home countries.

Facilitator: Freddy Ridderhaugen (DK)

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10th European Work Hazards Network Conference 2006

29th September – 1st October 2006; Baltic Beach Hotel, Jurmala, Latvia


Workshop A: Construction work

(incl. migrant workers and subcontracting)

Facilitated by Freddy Ridderhaugen and Ulrik Spannow, Denmark

Workshop outline

On the basic of our own experience, and on statistical basis, we will describe and discuss the working environment within the building sector for specific countries.

We will look at, how to gain influence and how the different parties act at the building site, and how it affects the working environment.

Furthermore, we will investigate the initiatives that have succeeded in improving the occupational health and safety situation, and we will try to find out which methods are possible to cope in-between the different countries.

Finally, we will concentrate on the working conditions for migrant workers and their possible influence in the host/home countries.

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10th European Work Hazards Network Conference 2006

29th September – 1st October 2006; Baltic Beach Hotel, Jurmala, Latvia

Workshop A: Construction Work

What are the characteristics of the building sector in each country?


 

DK

Lat

NL

Lit

Aus

PL

BWI


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

Legislation/law

+

+

++

+

+

+

+: ILO167

Collective agreements

+

+

+

+

+

no

different

Temporary agreements (campaigns, 3 parts etc.)

+

no

+

+

+

+


 

Others (eg. company level)

-

no

?


 

+

+

+ in big


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

Public building projects:

50%

30%

70%

20%

35%

50%

70%

Big companies

21%

60%

20%

70%

50%

60%


 

Small and medium companies

40%

20%

20%

20%

20%

20%


 

Subcontractors

40%

20%

30%

30%

30%

10%

90%

Multinationals

+

(+)

50%

10%


 

10%


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

Privat building projects:

50%

70%

30%

80%

65%

50%

26%

Big companies


 

60%

30%

70%

30%

70%


 

Small and medium companies


 

35%

70%

30%

40%

10%


 

Subcontractors


 

40%

60%

20%

30%

10%

90%

Multinationals


 


 

?

15%

No

10%


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

Access to the building place:


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

H&S-inspectors (public – private pay?)

+

+

+

+

+

+

(+)

Safety reps with special license (pay?)

no

?

+


 

AV

+

(+)

Union

+

(+)

+

(+)

(+)

+

(+)

Others (police, fire inspectors, authorities)

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

None


 


 


 

Im


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

Sanctions:


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

Union based

+

no

+

(+)


 

no

?

Law based

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

Public based (eg. Image damage)

+

(+)

+

+

no

+


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

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