Deadline for applications: 14 August 2015

SOLVE training of trainers: Integrating health promotion in occupational safety and health policies

The overall objective of this course is to develop knowledge and skills that will lead to the integration of the psychosocial and health promotion issues into a comprehensive enterprise policy and establish a framework for preventative action.

SOLVE is an interactive educational programme designed to assist in the development of policy and action to address health promotion issues at the workplace. It focuses on prevention by addressing the integration of health promotion into OSH policies and action at the enterprise level. It deals with the prevention of work-related stressors (both work-place stress and economic stressors), alcohol and drug abuse, violence (both physical and psychological), the prevention of HIV/AIDS, as well as the promotion of tobacco-free workplaces and health lifestyles, including good eating, sleeping and exercise habits.

The ILO's SOLVE programme is based on the recognition of the interdependent relationships between psychosocial factors and other health-related behaviours and their underlying causes in the workplace (work organization, working conditions, labour relations). The programme promotes the design of enterprise level policies and intervention programmes to improve working conditions and reduce work-related stress from an occupational safety and health perspective by incorporating psychosocial hazards into the risk assessment and risk management strategy, involving both employers and workers through bipartite OSH committees at the workplace level.

The course is designed for employers, general managers, human resource managers, OSH and social welfare managers of organizations and enterprises; Directors and officers of institutions and government departments responsible for OSH and health promotion; Members of organizations of employers and trade unions, with an active interest in health promotion at the workplace level; Managers and staff from organizations supporting businesses; consultants and university teachers and researchers working in the fields of occupational safety and health or health promotion.