OSH professionals

ITCILO - Labour Inspection and OSH training programmes for 2023

OSH professionals need a multidisciplinary background to successfully operate in the broad field of Occupational Safety and Health.

The Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITCILO) offers a wide range of online and face-to-face courses on occupational safety and health (OSH) and labour inspection for 2023.

These programmes incorporate the ILO's international experience of OSH and the ITCILO's international training experience as applied to the methodology. In-person and distance learning may be combined into a hybrid, multi-step learning journey. 

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EU labour inspectors are key to making occupational safety and health a reality

Labour inspectorates through systems of sanctions and standardised measures are meant to support compliance with occupational safety and health requirements in the European Union. These systems involve on-site inspections by labour inspectors for monitoring and enforcing national laws as well as strategies related to preventing accidents and ill health in the workplace. Different approaches and implementations of such systems can be found across European countries.

Expert workshop on digital OSH monitoring systems

New OSH monitoring systems can track a wide variety of workplace risks using digital technologies to collect and analyse data. They help workers and OSH professionals manage these hazards, making workplaces safer.

However, it is important to understand how wearables, smart apps or drones can be classified, what their risks, challenges and opportunities are in different sectors and what their future looks like.

On the 8th of June 2022 EU-OSHA organised an online expert workshop on OSH Monitoring systems and their impact on safety and health, as part of EU-OSHA’s OSH Overview research project (2020 - 2023) which aims to provide in-depth information for policy, prevention and practice regarding the challenges and opportunities of digitalisation for OSH.

Access the workshop summary and presentations from a wide range of researchers, designers, employers’, and employees’ representatives who discussed and analysed in detail the present, and the future of new OSH monitoring systems.

Occupational Health in Developing Countries: course offered by the University of Bergen

If you are keen to learn how to prevent diseases and injuries caused by working conditions in developing countries, a training provided by the University of Bergen might be for you.

This course offers an opportunity to explore the tasks and structure of occupational health services, workplace risk factors, major occupational diseases, and the steps of a risk assessment.

By the end of the course, the participants will also be able to reflect on occupational health in a global perspective and know how to work on the issue in a low income setting.

Learn more about the course and how to get enrolled.