Viktor Kempa

Senior Researcher


Viktor Kempa graduated from the Faculty of Mining and Geology of the Technical University of Ostrava in 1982 and obtained a post-graduate degree in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) from the same university in 1988. Prior to joining the ETUI in 2002 as Research officer in the field of health and safety, he was Head of the OHS and Environmental Protection Department of the Czech Trade Union of Mine, Geology and Oil Industry Workers and a member of the National Tripartite Committee on OHS and of the National Council on OHS in the Czech Republic. He is in charge of the coordination of New Member States and candidate countries in OHS area and of the coordination of the Workers' Group in EU-OSHA.

Areas of activity

Migrant workers, occupational health and safety.

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Occupational health services in need of emergency care

In this special report, the European Trade Union Institute looks to identify the main factors that are undermining occupational health services in Europe: shortage of specialists, overwork that undermines the quality of services, loss of direct contact with actual working conditions, feeling of being forsaken, commercialism of health and safety at... Find out more

Benchmarking Working Europe 2014

The report Benchmarking Working Europe 2014 reviews the crisis and EU austerity policies in the last five years from the point of view of Europe's social agenda. The publication, written by the research team of the ETUI, offers an overview of the most important statistics on the EU’s macroeconomic situation, labour market developments, inequality... Find out more

Kaj Frick, Viktor Kempa

Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems - When are they good for your health?

In the course of trade union debates, occupational health and safety management systems elicit extremely varied responses, running from indignant rejection to enthusiasm. Understandably, because the term “is used to describe all kind of practices. It can cover anything from ambitious continuous improvements towards the utopian goal of no health... Find out more