"Since the 80s, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has been developing an important number of programmes to help both entrepreneurs and workers towards the improvement of occupational safety and health (OSH), working conditions and productivity in Small and micro-sized enterprises (SMEs).These programmes have been named as participatory action-oriented training (PAOT), indicating some of the most relevant characteristics:build on local practice; focus on achievements; link working conditions with other management goals; use learning-by-doing; encourage exchange of experience; and promote workers' involvement. This training activity intentds to disseminate PAOT programmes by increasing the capacity of tripartite constituent organizations, United Nations programmes and projects, training institutions and other intermediate organizations from civil society in the delivery of such programmes."
"Trainers and technical advisers from government institutions responsible for supporting SMEs on OSH and working conditions; - Workers' and employers' organizations representatives involved in supporting their members in improving OSH and working conditions. - Representatives of non-governmental organizations actively supporting SMEs in OSH and working conditions. - Staff of technical cooperation projects supporting SMEs. - Consultants, university teachers and researchers working in the fields of OSH and working conditions."