Approximation of legislation of the European Union and Ukraine in the field of labor protection: the risks and advantages

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V.Drozd, Dr. Sc. (Jurid.), Assoc. Prof., orcid.org/0000-0002-7687-7138,  State Research Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

V.Bondar, Cand. Sc. (Jurid.), orcid.org/0000-0002-3988-1568,  Kherson faculty of Odesa State University of internal Affairs, Kherson, Ukraine

V.Oksin, Cand. Sc. (Jurid.), orcid.org/0000-0001-6080-7752, Research Institute of Public Law, Kyiv, Ukraine

V.Stepanenko, Cand. Sc. (Jurid.), orcid.org/0000-0003-4144-2182, Kherson faculty of Odesa State University of internal Affairs, Kherson, Ukraine

O.Hrynkiv, Cand. Sc. (Jurid.), orcid.org/0000-0003-1002-7955, State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

Naukovyi Visnyk Natsionalnoho Hirnychoho Universytetu. 2020, (1):106-110
https://doi.org/10.33271/nvngu/2020-1/106

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Abstract:

Purpose. To assess the risks and advantages of approximation of the laws of the European Union and Ukraine in the field of labor protection, as well as to develop specific steps for the implementation of the strategic goals of the European Framework Directive on Occupational Safety and Health in the legal field of Ukraine.

Methodology. To achieve this goal, the authors used a set of methods: a) theoretical ones: analysis, synthesis, systematization and generalization; b) empirical ones: the study of traditions, the method of expert judgment and self-assessment.

Findings. The authors reinterpreted the right of Ukrainians to “proper, safe and healthy working conditions” enshrined in Article 43 of the Constitution of Ukraine, in accordance with the standards of the European legislation, and proposed the most effective way of implementing the strategic goals of the European Framework Directive on Occupational Safety and Health in the legal field of Ukraine. According to the authors, the newly created Center for the Implementation of the Framework Directive on Occupational Safety and Health into Ukrainian legislation is the driving and guiding force for approximation of the laws of the European Union and Ukraine in the field of labor protection. This new institution fulfills goals and objectives similar the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work. The recommendations of the Center should be used as the basis for the formation of policies and legislation on occupational safety and health in Ukraine.

Originality. The authors examined the risks and advantages of approximation of the legislation of the European Union and Ukraine in the field of labor protection and developed a sequence of implementation of the strategic goals of the European Framework Directive on Occupational Safety and Health in the legal field of Ukraine.

Practical value. Rapprochement of the legislation of the European Union and Ukraine in the field of labor protection will increase the protection of safety and hygiene of workers in accordance with the standards of the European Union, the World Health Organization, the International Labor Organization, the Pan American Health Organization, the International Maritime Organization, and others. The specific steps proposed by the authors for the implementation of the strategic goals of the European Framework Directive on Occupational Safety and Health into the legal field of Ukraine will allow modernizing the legislation of Ukraine in the field of occupational safety and health efficiently and in the short-term.

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