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About OSHA Georgia

Occupational Safety and Health Association of Georgia, was registered on 20 Oct, 2016 by a group of occupational health and safety practitioner who have seen the great need to contribute in the area of occupational safety. 

Our Mission

The mission of OSHA Georgia is  to support development of occupational health and safety standards in Georgia and to promote safety culture.

Governing Board

Albert Reqvava

Head of Fire Safety Council 


Davit Mazmishvili

President & Chairman of

Governing Board 

Natia Gabelia

Founder &

Member of Governing Board


Tamar Ioseliani

Vice President & Deputy

Head of Governing Board

David Pkhaladze

Founder & Member of Supervisory Baoard


Supervisory Board

Tamar Chargazia

Head of Human Resources 

Khvitcha Tatishvili

Deputy Head of Supervisory Board


Murtaz Ratiani

Founding Member &

Head of Supervisory Board


Lasha Mkurnalidze

Head of Legal Affairs  

Vladimir Muradiani

Member of HSE Council 

Mariam Kadaria 

Tamaz Ulumbelashvili

Member of HSE Council


Ketevan Lortkipanidze

Head of Food Safety Council


Ketevan Archvadze

Head of Council

Workplace safety in Healthcare

Alex Chaduneli

Member of Occupational Safety Council


Levan Tsitsishvili

Member of Governing Board

Khatuna Barbakadze-Petriashvili

Member of Governing Board

Executive Director 

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Ketevan Veliashvili

First Aid and Ergonomics Expert

Nona Tadumadze

Head of Biological Safety Council


Zurab Pavliashvili

Electrical Safety Expert


Natia Karkozaev

Construction Health & Safety Expert


We see importance of creating Safety Culture

There are some telltale signs that a company safety culture needs a tuneup. Many companies are frustrated by such nagging health and safety issues as the failure of workers to consistently perform start of shift equipment inspections, lapses in the wearing personal protection equipment, or in failures to report near misses.

Through training, vigilant supervision and the threat of punishment, workers typically become compliant in following procedures, but a more challenging issue is how to engage and motivate employees to move beyond minimum compliance to become relentless champions of hazard reporting, concerned mentors to peers, and valued problem solvers for the organization at large.

One way to address these motivational issues is through the development of a safety culture.

The Characteristics of a Strong Safety Culture

We feel that a strong safety culture characteristics include at least following items:

  • The embodiment of safety into all aspects of work life, rather than as a standalone topic. 

  • A “relentless” pursuit of hazards, both in regard to their identification as well as to their remediation.

  • A sense of pride not just in achieving safety goals, but in the daily process that makes achievement possible.

  • Emphasis on correcting safety system failures rather than blaming workers for near misses or accidents.

  • Elimination of excessive paperwork, computer data entry or other barriers to reporting accidents and near misses.

  • A comfort level among employees at all levels in stopping each other when at-risk behavior is observed as well as in acknowledging when safe behavior is identified.

  • Open, honest conversations about safety successes and failures, and what still needs to change.

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