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18 March 2019 - 22 March 2019

Strategies to ensure OSH for young workers

18 March 2019 - 22 March 2019

Strategies to ensure OSH for young workers

Strategies to ensure OSH for young workers

Course Information

18 March 2019 - 22 March 2019

English

Turin Centre

Code: A9011988

English

Enrolment deadline: 15 February 2019

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Description

Description

Young workers are highly vulnerable in the workplace. According to recent EU data, they suffer as much as a 40 per cent higher rate of non-fatal occupational injuries than older workers. In the United States, the risk of young workers between the ages of 15 and 24 suffering a non-fatal occupational injury is approximately twice as high as for workers aged 25 or older. Many factors contribute to this: their physical and psychological stage of development; a lack of job skills, work experiences and training; inadequate supervision in the workplace; limited knowledge of occupational safety and health (OSH) hazards and preventive practices; a lack of understanding of their rights at work; and limited bargaining power. These factors often lead young workers to accept dangerous tasks in unsafe working conditions. This course familiarizes participants with the ILO's international guidelines, principles and tools,and the experience of consolidated and successful national OSH systems and programmes in addressing youth vulnerabilities and protecting young workers

Target audience

Target audience

Tripartite policy-makers and technical staff, representatives of youth organizations

Objectives

Objectives

The overall objective of this course is to strengthen the capacity of the main stakeholders to plan, develop and manage efforts to improve national OSH systems so that they can effectively protect young workers. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain ILO principles, concepts and experiences related to designing and implementing National OSH Systems;
  • Identify the specific vulnerabilities young workers are faced with, and the means to address them;
  • Analyze the needs of their respective countries to develop a more effective national OSH management system that will safeguard young workers; and
  • Use the OSH tools available for the protection of young and other vulnerable workers.

Content

Content

  • Introduction to the ILO SafeYouth@Work Project.
  • Concepts and fundamentals on OSH.
  • ILO Promotional framework on OSH.  
  • Social dialogue on OSH for young workers.
  • Addressing the OSH needs of young and other vulnerable workers.
  • OSH laws, regulations and policies.
  • Promoting OSH compliance for young workers at enterprise level through inspection.
  • OSH education, training and awareness for young workers.
  • Adapting the risk assessment methodology to young workers.
  • Enhancing OSH compliance in small workplaces.
  • Collection and analysis of OSH data, and setting policy priorities.
  • Planning, monitoring and evaluating the National OSH Programme.
  • National situation and strategies on OSH of selected countries.
  • Management of OSH for young workers in a selected enterprise.

Format and Methodology

Format and Methodology

The training methodology will use expert presentations, case studies and group work. It is expected that an informed dialogue and discussion will take place during the classes in order to enable participants to better integrate their knowledge and experiences and more fully understand the breadth of topics.

Close attention will be paid towards the particular topics of interest to participants. The teaching team will be made up of ILO experts and selected external consultants. Participants will also be provided with pertinent documentation to allow them to better follow-up and consolidate the presentations, including an online distance-learning platform.

A continuous monitoring and evaluation of the course will take place during the activity. A pre- and post-training assessment will be developed and administered at the beginning and end of the training to assess the increase in relevant OSH and youth knowledge of the participants. In addition, at the completion of the course a final evaluation will be carried out by participants with the objective of better understanding the interest and utility of the different issues and activities developed during the course as well as the presentations, materials used and, above all, the accomplishment of the course objectives. Participants will also evaluate the administrative and organisational aspects.

Language requirements

Language requirements

Training sessions will be delivered in English.

How to apply

How to apply

The cost of participation, excluding international air travel, is EURO 2,250 (course fees EURO 1,615) and participant subsistence EURO 635) payable in advance by the participant or his or her sponsoring organization. This covers tuition fees, the use of training facilities and support services, training materials and books, accommodation and full board at the Centre’s campus, and emergency medical care and insurance. Applications to participate in the course should be done “on line” in the following webpage:

https://oarf2.itcilo.org/STF/A9011988/en 

no later than 8 February 2019.

The filled-in application form should be accompanied by a commitment letter from the sponsoring institution indicating how the participant will be financed.

After that date, the course and the selected candidates will be confirmed and the instructions and payment references will be provided.

The ITCILO’s payment, cancellation and refund policy can be consulted on the following website:

http://www.itcilo.org/en/training-offer/how-to-apply

Contact us

spgt@itcilo.org

Tuition cost: 1615

Subsistence cost: 635

Total cost: 2250

 

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