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.

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 

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.