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Welcome - Poland

Welcome to Poland's pages on the CIS Centres Information Network

Welcome to Poland's pages on the CIS Centres Information Network.

   The information on this page has been prepared by the Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute (CIOP-PIB), which is the Polish National CIS Centre.

   The Institute started to represent Poland in the network of CIS Centres at an early stage of its development, in 1960, one year after the International Occupational Safety and Health Information Centre CIS was set up in ILO, Geneva.

   The main activities of the Polish National CIS Centre are:

  • acquisition, collection, development, cataloguing, processing, lending, and dissemination of information and publications acquired from the CIS network;

  • running an information service on the basis, among others, of CIS information, publications and databases; including development of literature lists on the selected subjects;

  • international promotion of the achievements of Polish OSH and of the best OSH publications by the international and national OSH information sources, by collaboration with the International CIS Centre and other CIS Centres, e.g.,  in preparing the CISDOC database;

  • promotion in Poland and dissemination of information on the activities, services and publications of the International CIS Centre, other Centres as well as the Polish National CIS Centre;

  • cooperation and exchange of information and publications with the network of CIS Centres.

       More information on the activities of the Polish National CIS Centre can be found on its website at   www.ciop.pl/7292/html (in English)

                          www.ciop.pl/1567/html (in Polish)

       For more information, you can contact the Polish National  CIS Centre at:

    Polish National CIS Centre
    Centre for Scientific Information and Documentation
    Central Institute for Labour Protection -
    National Research Institute (CIOP-PIB)
    ul. Czerniakowska 16
    00-701 Warszawa
    Tel.: (+48 22) 623 36 90
    www.ciop.pl/7292/html (in English)
    www.ciop.pl/1567/html  (in Polish)

    contact person:

    Barbara Szczepanowska, M. Sc.
    Responsible for CIS activities
    email: [email protected]


       The Central Institute for Labour Protection - National Research Institute (CIOP-PIB) was established in 1950 in Warsaw. It is subordinated to the Minister of Economy and Labour.

       According to its mission, the Institute carries out tasks aiming at shaping the State's policy in the field of OSH and at the development of technical and organisational solutions to reduce or eliminate hazards and occupational diseases in Poland. The main aim of the Institute's research and development work is the creation of scientific foundations for a system of preventing occupational hazards. 

    CIOP-PIB's principal activities are:

  • research aimed at designing working conditions in accordance with occupational safety and ergonomics standards;

  • determination of the Maximum Admissible Concentrations (MAC) and Intensities (MAI) and preparation of relevant documentation; 

  • development of standards on occupational safety and ergonomics taking into account the requirements of European and international standards;

  • testing and certification of machinery and manufacturing devices as well as personal and collective protective equipment;

  • education/training of safety engineers, industrial hygienists, representatives of employers and employees in the field of safety and health protection in the working environment;

  • certification of the competence of personnel and educational bodies active in the field of OSH;

  • promotion, implementation and certification of OSH management systems;

  • consultations and co-operation with enterprises in identification, reduction and elimination of occupational hazards and related occupational risks;

  • popularisation of the principles of safe work through promotion, information and publishing activity in this area;

  • international cooperation with foreign OSH institutes and international organisations.

       For more information on CIOP-PIB's activities and achievements see: www.ciop.pl

       For more information, you can contact CIOP-PIB at:

    Central Institute for Labour Protection -
    National Research Institute (CIOP-PIB)
    ul. Czerniakowska 16
    00-701 Warszawa
    Tel.: (+48 22) 623 36 98
    Tel.: (+48 22) 623 36 84  (Centre for Promotion and International Scientific Cooperation);
    email: [email protected],     [email protected]
    Tel.: (+48 22) 623 46 73 (Centre for Scientific Information and Documentation); email:   [email protected]
    Director:
    Prof. Danuta Koradecka, Ph.D., D.Med.Sc.
    Tel:  (+48 22) 623 36 01;
    email: [email protected]
              http://www.ciop.pl    (in Polish)
              http://www.ciop.pl/778/html    (in English)


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