Increasing Occupational Safety & Health for
People with Special Needs (Disabilities) in Israel
Funded by: The Manof Fund for Funding Activities for Prevention of Work Accidents,
National Insurance Institute of Israel
Ayalon Avraham, M.Occ.H., Projects Manager, Projects & Infrastructures Development Department
Tir Nahum, M.P.A., Head, Projects & Infrastructures Development Department
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The Israel Institute for Occupational
Safety and Hygiene (IIOSH)
• The Israel Institute for Occupational Safety
and Hygiene (IIOSH) is Israel's national
institution engaged in the various aspects
of workplace safety and health.
• IIOSH was founded as a corporate entity
based
on
the
"Labor
Inspection
(Organization) Law 5714-1954", as
provided in section 26 of the Law:
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Labor Inspection (Organization) Law
5714-1954
“The Institute for Safety and Hygiene.
26. (a) There is hereby established an Institute
for Safety and Hygiene (hereafter: “The
Institute"), the object of which is to promote
conditions of labor safety and vocational
hygiene.
(b) The Institute is a body corporate and may
enter into contracts, acquire, hold and transfer
property and be a party to any legal or other
proceeding.”
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The Projects & Development of
Infrastructures Department:
• Preparation, evaluation and presentation of
proposals for research and good practice
projects, to be submitted to the appropriate
foundations: the Workplace Health and
Accident Prevention and Research Fund of the
Ministry of Labor and Welfare and the Manof
Foundation of the National Insurance Institute;
• Management and coordination of projects and
surveys;
• Organization of nationwide OSH conferences.
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Increasing Occupational Safety & Health
for People with Special Needs
(Disabilities) in Israel
• Conducted by The Israeli Institute for
Occupational Safety & Hygiene (IIOSH),
The Project promotes good practice,
fosters equality at work, as well as health
& safety risk assessment with respect to
people with special needs (SN).
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The Project’s Principles:
• The Project is an innovative one and is in line
with the new approach of the International
Classification of Function (ICF).
• The Project which we have launched about a
year and a half ago, foresaw the principles
recommended recently in Chapter 8 – Work
and Employment, of the World Report on
Disability published by the WHO and the
World Bank.
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1st World Report on Disability
Chapter 8 – Work & Employment
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1st World Report on Disability
Chapter 8 – Work & Employment (cont’d)
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The Project’s Principles (cont’d):
• It is worth noting that the major objectives
of the project are compatible with those
outlined in the Final Communique of the
Ministerial Meeting on OECD Social
Policy: Building a Fairer Future: the Role
of Social Policy, dated May 2011.
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The Final Communique of the Ministerial
Meeting on OECD Social Policy: Building a
Fairer Future: the Role of Social Policy
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The Main Objectives:
• To develop a “toolbox" and an intervention
plan directed to employers and to
occupational safety & health professionals.
• Enhancing the know-how about the health
& safety of employees with SN;
• Improving the health & safety practices
related to employees with SN;
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A Job Safety Analysis (JSA):
• A job safety analysis (JSA) is a procedure
which helps integrate accepted safety and
health principles and practices into a
particular task or job operation. In a JSA,
each basic step of the job is to identify
potential hazards and to recommend the
safest way to do the job. Other terms used to
describe this procedure are job hazard
analysis (JHA) and job hazard breakdown(*).
(*)
Canada’s Center for Occupational Health & Safety
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The Main Objectives (cont’d):
• Developing Job Safety Analysis (JSA) and
Environmental
Safety
Analysis
as
risk
assessment tools, that will indicate adaptations
needed at the work-place for people with SN;
• Cooperation with the Ministry of Industry Trade &
Labor, aimed at enacting regulations on
workplace adaptations for employees with SN.
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Milestones:
• Reviewing literature related to health &
safety intervention plans in workplaces of
employees with SN;
• Preliminary tours in factories that employ
people with SN;
• Developing
risk
assessment
tools,
adapted to people with SN at work;
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Milestones (cont’d):
• Developing JSA for employees with SN;
• Conducting risk assessment survey in
protected work-places;
• Developing a booklet with all the
information, directed to employers &
employees;
• Producing 2 informative films directed to
employers & to safety professionals.
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