Becoming a safety and health professional requires multidisciplinary training. The OSH profession calls for a broad-based educational background combined with specialized knowledge of physical sciences (medicine, physics, chemistry and engineering) and social sciences (behaviour, motivation and communication), together with the principles and concepts of management. Many professionals need to update their competences in these areas. To meet this need, the International Training Centre (ITC) of the International Labour Organization (ILO) is offering a distance learning course on OSH delivered through an internet-based platform. The proposed programme will incorporate the ILO's international experience of OSH and the ITCILO's international training experience as applied to the course methodology.
The course is intended for OSH trainers and advisers belonging to governmental, employers' and workers' organizations involved in the promotion of OSH within enterprises. The programme may also be of interest to people from professional or industrial bodies, training institutions involved in OSH issues and, above all, managers, supervisors and technical staff responsible for OSH within enterprises.