Employment injury schemes are part of the social security branch in charge of the workers' insurance for occupational accidents and diseases. Traditionally, they provide for compensation and coverage of the medical and rehabilitation costs of the injured and sick workers. Increasingly, the prevention of the occupational risks is becoming part of the mandate of these schemes and many world-wide experiences and best practices show that these schemes can play very important role to this purpose. In some countries the competencies, roles, responsibilities and spheres of action of these institutions in prevention activities have been already incorporated in the legal framework. The International Training Centre is organizing this course in cooperation with the International Labour Office. Through this course, the ILO intends to disseminate its international experience and facilitate knowledge sharing and discussion of selected innovative and successful strategies to promote OSH preventive and proactive approaches of the employment injury schemes.
- Decision-makers of ministries and institutions in charge of social security and occupational safety and health, Employers' and workers' organizations representatives involved in the governance of the OSH and social security, - Technical staff from employment injury institutions, - Other people from training institutions involved in OSH and social security issues.
The general objective of the course is to strengthen the capacity of employment injury institutions for the management of the occupational accidents and diseases and the promotion of the prevention approach on occupational safety and health based on ILO standards and best practices. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: