Deadline for applications: 30 September 2016

National programmes and systems of occupational safety and health

The general objective of this course is to strengthen the capacity of planning, developing and governing the national efforts to improve occupational safety and health (OSH).

This course acquaints participants with international guidelines and principles of the ILO and the experience of consolidated and successful national OSH systems and programmes. Although each country presents different problems regarding its national OSH situation and therefore requires different solutions, this course provides useful inputs to participants in the decision-making process for the improvement and development of the OSH governance within their respective countries.

The course aims at:
● Policy makers, senior officials and advisers from government institutions in charge of the planning, implementation and management of OSH at the national level;
● Workers’ and employers’ representatives involved in the policy-making process on OSH at the national level;
● The programme may also be of interest to other people such as researchers, trainers or consultants in this field.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
● Explain the ILO principles, concepts and experience related to National OSH Governance;
● Describe the organizational models and operational arrangements of selected countries for the OSH national governance as well as its policies;
● Analyse the needs and requirements of their respective countries for an effective national OSH Governance;
● Establish conclusions and recommendations on the feasibility of applying the analysed approaches and experiences to their national and institutional contexts;
● Advise on the formulation, implementation and evaluation of national policies, strategies and programmes with regard to the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases.

The methodology is centred on the participants and the learning process, with support from facilitators. It will use active learning methods, making use of the participants’ knowledge and experience, promoting permanent communication among participants, through group work and discussions that facilitate integration and participation in course activities.