Public and private-sector organizations throughout the world are increasingly concerned with improving occupational safety and health (OSH). In both developed and developing countries, the rapid pace of technological change, combined with the persistence of unsafe or environmentally hazardous working conditions, has served to focus attention on the need to create safe, healthy working environments and promote a new safety culture in the workplace. Organizations are increasingly seeking OSH professionals who can catalyze these processes, and it is not always easy to find professionals with the right skills. Becoming a safety and health professional requires multidisciplinary training. The OSH profession calls for a broad-based educational background, including specialized knowledge of the physical sciences (medicine, physics, chemistry and engineering) and the social sciences (behaviour, motivation and communication), together with an understanding of the principles and concepts of management. Accordingly, the University of Turin, Italy, in partnership with the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITCILO), the International Labour Office (ILO) and the International Commission of Occupational Health (ICOH), is offering a Master in Occupational Safety and Health. This one-year Master, to be delivered in English, includes an Internet-based distance-learning phase, a face-to-face residential period on the ITCILO's campus in Turin, and another distance-learning phase for the preparation of the dissertation. The proposed Master combines the advantages of the academic knowledge and the international training experience of the organizing partners in the field of OSH. An international approach has been applied to the content and methodology, as well as to the composition of the training team. This Master involves participants from both developing and developed countries, who will thus have an opportunity to share their different experiences. It also features a range of learning situations in which participants can enhance their analytical and problem-solving skills.
The Master has been specifically designed for hygienists, physicians, chemists, engineers, inspectors, practitioners and officers, with a university degree but without a previous specialization in OSH, who are working, or wish to work, as OSH specialists.
Sponsoring institutions and self-paying participants are strongly encouraged to pay participation fees early in order to secure enrolment and the timely issue of visas. The individual participation fees are payable in full and all bank charges (bank of origin, corresponding bank and recipient bank) will be entirely borne by the participant or the sponsoring institution(s).
The payment schedule for the Masters’ Programme is as follows:
i. a non-refundable enrollment fee of €1,500 to be invoiced at pre-enrolled status and payable prior to enrollment. The participant may not be enrolled and/or start the distance learning phase unless such payment is received in full;
ii. the remainder of the tuition fees to be invoiced after enrollment and payable at the latest one month prior to the start of the face-to-face learning phase;
iii. 100% of the accommodation fees payable 30 days prior to the start date of the face-to-face learning phase otherwise the room will be made available to other participants.
If a full or partial balance is still outstanding by the last day of the Master, the Activity Manager will not provide the participant with the relevant university degree until full payment has been received.
Cancellation of participation in the Masters’ Programme will result in the following penalties:
i. €1,500, the non-refundable enrollment fee if cancellation at any time after enrollment, unless approved by the Treasurer and Director of TSD for compelling circumstances;
ii. no refund of the remainder of the tuition fees if cancellation is made after the start date of the face-to-face learning phase.
iii. no penalty will be applied on accommodation fees if written notification of cancellation is made at least 14 days prior to the start date of the face-to-face learning phase;
iv. thereafter, a fixed penalty of €1,000 will apply on accommodation fees in addition to any accommodation costs already incurred. These will be calculated on a weekly basis (i.e. actual number of weeks and portions thereof);
v. in case of a change in the room type or occupancy option, a fixed penalty fee of €500 per person will apply.
Certificates and Diplomas
The self-paying portion of the tuition and accommodation fees for Certificates and Diplomas is to be invoiced at pre-enrolled status and payable prior to enrollment. The participant may not be enrolled and/or start the course unless such amount is received in full.
The portion(s) of the tuition and accommodation fees covered by institution(s) is (are) to be invoiced and payable upon enrollment.
If an institution has not fully paid its portion of the tuition and accommodation fees by the last day of the course, the Activity Manager will not provide the participant with the training Certificate or Diploma until the full payment has been received.
Cancellation of participation after enrollment will result in the following penalties, which are aligned to those applied to other training activities:
14 days or more prior to the start date of the course:
8 to 13 days prior to the start date of the course:
7 days or less prior to the start date of the course: