ABOUT US

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.

Albert Reqvava

Head of Fire Safety Council 

 

Davit Mazmishvili

President & 

Chairman of Governing Board

 

Gia Ivanishvili

Founder & Member

Governing Board

Natia Gabelia

Founder &

Member of Governing Board

 

Levan Tskhadadze

Founder &

Member of Governing Board

David Pkhaladze

Founding Member of Supervisory Baoard

 

Supervisory Board

Ketevan Veliashvili

Head of Medical Council

 

Shako Mazmishvili

Deputy Head of Supervisory Board

 

Murtaz Ratiani

Founding Member &

Head of Supervisory Board

 

Lasha Mkurnalidze

Head of Legal Affairs  

Vladimir Muradiani

Head of HSE Council 

Mariam Kadaria

Head of Administration & OSH Project Manager

 

Tamaz Ulumberashvili

Member of HSE Council

 

Zurab Pavliashvili

Head of Electrical Safety Council 

 

Merab Chikashvili

Member of HSE Council

 

Alex Chaduneli

Member of Fire Safety Council

 

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.