Centralny Instytut Ochrony Pracy – Państwowy Instytut Badawczy

CIOP-PIB is Poland's main research institution, comprehensively dealing with the problems of improving working conditions in accordance with human psychophysical abilities. The main aim of the Institute’s research and development work is the building scientific foundations to create a system for preventing occupational hazards. The Institute’s main activities in the field of safety and health include research and implementation work, standardization, determination of exposure limits, testing and certification of machinery and manufacturing devices, personal and collective protective equipment; certification of the competence of personnel and educational bodies active in the field of OSH, promotion, implementation and certification of OSH management systems; consultations, education and training in OSH as well as promotion, information and publishing activity in this area, and international cooperation with OSH institutes and international organizations.