The International Training Centre of the ILO, in collaboration with LabAdmin/OSH (the ILO programme which promotes OSH), is organizing this course in Turin to acquaint participants with the international guidelines and principles of the ILO, and with experience gained from consolidated and successful national OSH systems and programmes. Although countries have different problems where OSH is concerned, and therefore require different solutions, this course provides useful input for those participating in decision-making to improve and develop OSH governance in their respective countries.
In pursuit of a safe and healthy working environment for all workers, each country has to develop an effective national OSH system resulting from a collaborative effort between the government and social partners. Such a system will comprise various elements, including legislation, compliance assurance mechanisms and a training and information network. The system needs to be continuously improved by the formulation and implementation of national OSH programmes (medium-term programme of strategies and activities aiming to improve the OSH situation), as guided by the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention (No. 187) and Recommendation (No. 197) adopted by the ILO in 2006. Many developing and industrialized countries are increasingly adopting this ILO-inspired strategic approach to OSH, making significant progress in the way they manage OSH at the national level. The International Training Centre of the ILO, in partnership with SafeWork (the ILO programme which promotes OSH), is organizing this course in Turin to acquaint participants with the international guidelines and principles of the ILO, as well as experience gained from consolidated and successful national OSH systems and programmes. The course consists of a first preparatory part using an Internet-based learning platform. Participants shall follow self-administered modules and perform a test at the end of this part (35-hours). The platform will also present a Documentation Center that containing useful information on the topics of the course. The first preparatory part will ensure that all participants have a level of knowledge of the subject that allows them a greater benefit of the second main online part consisting 25-hour training sessions delivered by subject matter experts and assignments.
Policy-makers, senior officials and advisers from government institutions responsible for the planning, implementation and management of OSH at national level. Workers' and employers' representatives involved in the OSH policy-making process at national level. The programme may also be of interest to researchers, trainers and consultants in this field.