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Bulgaria - Seminar on handling dangerous substances and preventing work-related diseases

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This seminar brings together representatives of enterprises, trade unions and healthcare specialists to discuss the Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign.

Speakers share their knowledge on the risks of dangerous substances in the workplace, along with practical tips on how to prevent work-related diseases, reduce absence and the costs associated with the workers’ ill health. They present the updated legal occupational safety and health (OSH) requirements and examples of successful risk assessments of hazardous materials done in different types of organisations.

Speakers then discuss various sources of work-related illnesses, such as contact with carcinogens or exposure to heavy metals and air pollution as a factor for developing heart diseases. They also explain ways to establish a prevention culture and eliminate unnecessary risks.

To conclude, speakers focus on the biggest challenges when dealing with dangerous substances and provide examples of how to proactively prevent health risks and provide safer labour conditions for workers.  


  • Antoaneta Manolova, National Center of Public Health and Analysis (NCPHA)
  • Katia Vangelova, Coordinator of National Program "Safety and Health at Work", NCPHA
  • Momchil Sidzhimov, Coordinator of the SINPHONIE project, NCPHA
  • Savina Dimitrova, NCPHA
  • Svetla Tsolova, NCPHA
  • Tsveta Georgieva, Head of the National Reference Laboratory for ‘’Genetically Modified Organisms’’, NCPHA
  • Karolina Lubomirova, Medical University Sofia
  • Maya Liapina, Medical University Sofia
  • Teodora Dimitrova, Medical University Varna
  • Veselinka Dimitrova Nestorova, Medical University Varna
Ministry of Labour and Social Policy
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