Employment injury schemes and the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases

Employment injury schemes and the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases

Employment injury schemes and the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases

3 May–7 July 2023
The course is available in English
Introduction to the course

Employment injury schemes are the province of the branch of social security responsible for workers' insurance against occupational accidents and diseases. Traditionally, they provide for compensation and coverage of the medical and rehabilitation costs of injured and sick workers. Increasingly, the prevention of occupational risks is becoming part of the mandate of these schemes and experience and best practice from around the world shows that they can play very important preventive role. Through this course, the ILO intends to disseminate its international experience and facilitate knowledge-sharing and discussion of innovative and successful strategies that promote preventive and proactive approaches to OSH as adopted by employment injury schemes.

Who attends this course?

- Decision-makers of ministries and institutions responsible for social security and occupational safety and health; - Representatives of employers' and workers' organizations involved in the governance of OSH and social security; - Technical staff of employment injury institutions; - Staff of training institutions involved in OSH and social security issues. International organizations also face the challenge of managing occupational safety and health (OSH), but frequently the nature of their operations, legal framework of reference or lack of an integrated approach has resulted in unsatisfactory management systems for the organizations themselves and their members.

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