Workplace: Places in which tangible and non-tangible elements and employees are organized to produce goods or services, which are connected with the goods and services produced by the Employer in terms of quality and organized under the same management (places connected to the workplace) and featuring areas for resting, breastfeeding, eating, sleeping, washing, inspection and maintenance, physical and vocational training, and other add-ons such as courtyards and tools. 

Hazard Class: The occupational health and safety danger classification (“less dangerous,” “dangerous,” and “very dangerous”) into which the workplace is placed, in consideration of the nature of the work done, the materials used or emerging at every stage of work, work equipment, working methods and ways, working environment and conditions, and other related issues.

Workplace in the less dangerous class

Higher education activities provided by private educational institutions

Workplace in the dangerous class

Maintenance and repair of steam boilers or steam generators

Workplace in the very dangerous class

Construction and dismantling of scaffolding and work platforms

Occupational Health and Safety Board: In workplaces with more than 50 employees, this board is selected among the employees to fulfill the Occupational Health and Safety Board duties, powers, and responsibilities as published in the Official Gazette number 28532 dated January 18th 2013, in order to evaluate the hazards and precautions related to occupational health and safety, and to determine the measures, and to guide the employees in the workplace.

Risk Assessment Support Team: The group of people who work in high risk areas in terms of occupational health and safety conditions, who are well acquainted with the field as part of their job and who were selected with the approval of the Unit Manager.

Emergency Response Team: A team selected among the University staff to keep the situation under control until emergency assistance is received from outside,

Employer Representative: This refers to the persons performing the task of management of the work on behalf of the employer.

Workplace Physician: A physician holding a workplace physician certificate who is authorized by the Ministry to work in the field of occupational health and safety,

Occupational Safety Specialist: A person holding an occupational safety expertise certificate, who is authorized by the Ministry to work in the field of occupational health and safety.

Occupational Health and Safety Employee Representative: The employee authorized to participate in the work related to Occupational Health and Safety, to monitor the work, to request measures, to make proposals, and to represent the employees in similar matters.

Support Staff Member: Denotes a suitably and sufficiently trained individual, who, in addition to their main duties, has been assigned special duties in prevention, protection, evacuation, firefighting, first aid and similar topics concerning occupational health and safety.

Work Accident: An event occurring in the workplace or due to the execution of the work, which causes death, injury or material damage,

Occupational Disease: A disease caused by exposure to occupational risks.

Hazard: The potential for inflicting damage existing in the workplace or which may come from the outside, which may affect the employee or the workplace,

Risk: This refers to the possibility of loss, injury, or other harmful consequences emerging from the hazard.

Risk Assessment: The work carried out with the aim of identifying existing or potential hazards in the workplace, analyzing and grading the risks resulting from these hazards and the risks arising from these hazards, and determining the controlling measures,

Prevention: All measures planned and taken in order to eliminate or reduce the risks related to Occupational Health and Safety at all stages of the work carried out in the workplace.

Personal Protective Equipment: Any device, tool or material which must be worn or carried by individuals to protect against one or more health and safety hazards.