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), social sciences (behaviour, motivation and communication) and the principles and concepts of management. Many professionals need to update their competences accordingly. To meet this need, the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITCILO) is offering a distance-learning course on OSH delivered via 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 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 members of professional or industrial bodies, training institutions involved in OSH issues and, above all, managers, supervisors and technical staff responsible for OSH within enterprises.