A series of booklets on Core Training Elements are available to assist States and Territories in implementing these standards. Booklets can be accessed at: www.nohsc.gov.au/OHSInformation/NOHSCPublications/#8 . Core training elements have been established for manual handling, occupational noise, plant, safe working in a confined space and control of workplace hazardous substances.
Authorized trainers, courses or training packages must be "accredited" or "approved" by NOHSC. Completing training specified in legislation accredits trainers. Approved trainers receive certificates appropriate to their level of training. This includes training for workplace OHS representatives, users and operators of high-risk equipment or plant. High-risk jobs include, but are not limited to:
o Scaffolding and rigging
Training is available from:
o State, Territory and Commonwealth OHS Authorities
NOHSC also maintains a National Directory of OSH education and training materials. This directory was developed by NOHSC and its member organizations, including the:
oAustralian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU)
NOHSC also has training guides, online, available for employers, owners and managers to
assist them with health and safety workplace training. and small business management
o Workplace Health and Safety Laws
Industry specific fields include:
o Building and Construction
Year 10 students are required to successfully complete the general component in order to obtain a Certificate. Year 11 and 12 students are required to successfully complete the general component and industry specific components related to their work placement or work experience in order to receive a Certificate.
The Workplace Health and Safety Division also has on online "Interactive Café" for employees who work in the restaurant industry. Participants navigate through menu items including: restaurant, deliveries, manager, kitchen, drive thru and rubbish. An online multiple-choice test is given after completion of the modules.
The Division also has available, an online "Workplace Health and Safety Training Resource Kit" designed for employees with limited English language and literacy skills development and for employees under direct supervision in the workplace. The Kit includes eleven topic areas with a pre-evaluation questionnaire and post-evaluation review. "A Teacher Guide to the Training Resource Kit" is also available on the website.
o OSH Information
Advanced OSH Management lectures include:
The SafetyLine Institute also offers a formal course of study for students interested in obtaining certificates in the Competency levels established by NOHSC as discussed above. Students who earn a Certificate - III Employee OHS Competencies must complete the following courses:
o OHS Fundamentals
o Occupational Hygiene 1
o Rehabilitation and Workers Compensation 1
o Hazardous Substances
o OHS Law
o Workplace Health Human Body
o Industrial Placement 1
o OHS in an Industry
o Dealing with Conflict
o Presenting Information
o General Electives
Students who earn a Certificate IV Supervisor OHS Competencies must complete Certificate III and complete coursework in:
o Occupational Hygiene 2
Students who complete the Manager OHS Competencies earn a Diploma. Successful completion of Certificate IV is a prerequisite to earning this diploma. Course requirements include:
o Occupational Hygiene 3
o OHS Management Systems
o Risk Management
o Management of Hazardous Substances
o Action Research
o Industrial Placement 2
o Rehabilitation and Workers Compensation 2
o Workplace OHS Programs
o Ergonomics 2
o OHS Management in Industry
o General Electives
The SafetyLine Institute also offers Specialized Courses in: Noise and Vibration Assessment and Control and Manual Handling Assessment and Control.
The WorkSafe Western Australia Commission also offers an online
course through their website, www.safetyline.wa.gov.au/pagebin/pg000622.htm
on Fatigue Management Training for commercial drivers and operators in Western Australia.
They also provide an induction package for new and young workers entitled: New to the Job,
that includes a video available for purchase and key information covering the key points
in the video. This program helps employers, managers and supervisors introduce new and
young workers to key concepts in occupational safety and health principles. The Commission
provides Legislation Training Guides including trainers kits and learning outcomes,
an outline for presentation of information, session notes and resource materials. The
Guides are intended for use by Trainers and can be downloaded in Adobe format or available
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Day Two individual modules can include:
The Work Health Division also provides free of charge, downloadable information bulletins on a wide range of safety and health workplace topics for guidance purposes only.
o Manual Handling
o Hazardous Substances
o Mechanical Equipment
o Occupational Health and Safety Laws
Successful completion of the tutorial results in the issuance of a Certificate from the CEO of WorkCover. WorkCover has information to help teachers in lesson planning and teaching basic occupational health and safety principles in schools. For students, they offer interactive activities that reinforce classroom principles including: Student Information, a Virtual Kitchen, sections entitled Hunt the Hazards and Safety Zone. WorkCover also provides online information and training modules to workers on:
o Dealing with Hazards
Numerous publications are offered downloadable and free of charge under the following categories:
o Workplace Health and Safety
Training kits and library services are also accessible. Grants are available to
subsidize "industry-specific, high risk hazard training, or specific small business
training courses." (Taken from website).
o Hazardous Substances
o Guidelines for the Storage of Science Chemicals
o Manual Handling
o Ceramic Dust Poster
o Throwing Light on Darkrooms
o Using Your Notebook Safely
o Music Noise Control Sheet
o Noise Poster
o Hygiene and Infection Control Leaflets
o Hepatitis B Guidelines
o Infection Control
o Thermal Comfort
o Photocopying Poster
o Office & Computing, Contacts
o Voice Care for Teachers
o Promoting Positive Behaviour
o Safe Work Practices
o Health and Wellbeing
o OHS Compliance
o Sports Injuries
o Machine Safety
o Plant and Machinery
o Compliance Guidelines and Guidelines for Personal Hygiene
o Food Safety in Schools
Each section also has links to other related information online.
·The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, (CCOHS) www.ccohs.ca/education/ offers a two-day intensive course, Health and Safety Training for Managers and Supervisors, who have responsibility for workplace occupational safety and health. The courses consist of:
oSafety Principles and Risk Management
·Canadas National Occupational Health and Safety Website, www.canoshweb.org/en/training.html offers links to a variety of Canadian training sites. On a National level they describe training provided by CCOHS in Using the Internet to Access Health and Safety Resources and Using the Internet for Health and Safety Research and Networking. Both of these are one-day hands-on courses for beginning and intermediate students. On a Federal level this site offers courses in Field Epidemiology
·The Government of Alberta, Alberta Human Resources and Employment (AHRE), Workplace Health and Safety http://www3.gov.ab.ca/hre/whs/courses/index.asp works with approved training agencies across the province to ensure that workers with jobs that involve delivery of first aid services, asbestos removal, working with explosives, and emergency mine rescue at surface mines receive the health and safety training they need.
·The Government of British Columbia, Workers Compensation Board of British Columbia, Worksafe Online, www.worksafebc.com/news/worksafe_courses/default.asp offers education courses through the WCB Worksafe Education Network training providers from all sectors that meet the criteria the Board has specified. Each of the six one-day WorkSafe courses enables employers and workers to achieve different objectives. The courses taught are:
oHazard Recognition and Control
·The Government of Manitoba, Labour and Immigration, Workplace Safety and Health Division www.gov.mb.ca/labour/safety/training/index.html offers ongoing training programs. The new schedule will be announced January 2003.
·The Government of New Brunswick, Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission www.whscc.nb.ca/default.htm has legislative responsibility to develop and conduct educational programs designed to promote an awareness of occupational health and safety. Education consultants assist workplaces by evaluating their educational requirements and can recommend appropriate solutions. Awareness sessions are offered to workplaces on a regional basis, covering a variety of legislation-based occupational health and safety topics such as:
oHealth, Safety and the Law
Employers in workplaces with 20 or more employees are required to establish a joint
health and safety committee (JHSC). The JHSC meets on a monthly basis to discuss workplace
health and safety issues. Education consultants assist workplaces in the formation and
on-going success of these committees.
·The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Workplace Health, Safety & Compensation Commission, Committee Training Program www.whscc.nf.ca offers a program which consists of six individual courses on the following topics:
oHealth and Safety: An Introduction
They also offer Train the Trainer courses to assist employers to build their in-house
training resources. These courses use the content of the six courses previously described
in the Committee Training Program.
·In the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, Workers Compensation Board, Occupational Health & Safety, www.wcb.nt.ca/SafetyEd/course_outlines.htm offers online Safety Education training courses in the areas of:
·The Government of Nova Scotia, Department of Environment and Labour, Occupational Health & Safety Division, www.gov.ns.ca/labr/ohs/ohscours.htm does not appear to offer any public courses in occupational safety and health on their website, but provides related links to other local health and safety websites.
·The Government of Ontario, Ministry of Labour, Workplace Safety & Insurance Board, www.wsib.on.ca/wsib/wsibsite.nsf/public/homepage enforces the Occupational Health and Safety Act that requires that most workplaces with 20 or more workers have at least one worker and one management person to serve as certified members of a workplace Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC). This certification involves training in health and safety law, and the identification, assessment and control of hazards. Certification involves two mandatory parts: Basic Certification and Workplace-Specific Hazard Training. Basic Certification provides training in:
oHealth and Safety Law
JHSC members can complete Workplace-Specific Hazard Training through courses offered by health and safety associations, other health and safety professionals, or in-house training. Areas of training include:
The Board also operates a Young Worker Awareness Safety Program, www.wsib.on.ca/wsib/wsibsite.nsf/public/YWAP . This job safety-training program is provided onsite, at any high school in Ontario, free of charge. Qualified instructors through an interactive format deliver training. Videos, resource booklets, a Young Worker Awareness Interactive CD-ROM and other materials are available.
·The Government of Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Labor Department www.labour.gov.sk.ca/safety/training.htm offers training classes in Occupational Health Committees, Level 1 and Level 2. These committees review the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations. It also assists in hazard identification and controls, workplace inspection and accident investigation programs. It emphasizes planning to identify and control hazards. Other courses are Supervision and Safety for high hazard industries, which provide suggestions for setting up a safety program to control hazards. Topics include inspections, tailgate (toolbox), meetings, refusals to work and induction training. Also offered is Introduction to the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) designed for committee members or those responsible for setting up and maintaining training. This explains how WHMIS works and the legal responsibilities of suppliers, employers and workers. It covers controlled products, labels, material safety data sheets (MSDS) and worker education. All courses are free of charge.
·The Nova Scotia Construction Safety Association (NSCSA) www.nscsa.org/training.html offers safety training in construction and a Certificate of Recognition program. The NSCSA offers over 40 classrooms, practical and interactive training courses.
oPrinciples of Loss Control
The NSCSA Certificate of Recognition recognizes companies who have implemented a successful safety program. Many companies and organizations in Nova Scotia require the Certificate of Recognition as part of their tendering (of a contract) process. There are five steps to achieving the NSCSA Certificate of Recognition:
oContact the NSCSA to determine what classification your company is in
Fees are charged for all of the courses as well as for the audit portion of the program. For general and practical classes, fees range from $35 per day per person for members up to $110 per day per person for non-members. Interactive courses cost $25 to $50 per person.
·The Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA) http://wtgsmart.com/peter/catalogue/catalogue.htm offers classroom training for employees at training centers throughout Ontario, Canada. IAPA also offers onsite training as well as web-based training. Classes include:
oConfined Space Safety
o Crane, Hoist & Rigging Safety
o Emergency Preparedness
o Hazard Identification for Workplace Inspection
o Investigating Accidents
o Joint Health and Safety Committees
o Lift Truck Operators Safety Training
o Life Truck Operators Refresher
o Machine Safety
o Practical Loss Control Leadership
o Presenting Health and Safety Talks
o Punch & Brake Press Safety
o RSI: Costs, Causes, Controls Industrial: RSI: Costs
o Causes, Controls Office
o Safe Work Procedures through Task Analysis
o Safety, Health & the Law
o Surviving the Workwell Audit
o Transportation of Dangerous Goods
o Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS).
Courses average $175 to $265 per course.
The IAPA also offers a class entitled Practical Loss Control Leadership which runs for seven half days and costs $1,015. The introductory course in loss control is aimed at supervisors, front line managers and all those who are interested in increasing their awareness and knowledge of loss management principles through discussions of how loss control and health and safety strategies can be integrated in management systems. The program includes:
oIntroduction and Causes and Effects of Loss
o Management Control of Loss and Motivation
o Accident/Incident Investigations and Workplace Inspections
o Task Analysis and Planned Task Observation
o Training, Group and Personal Communications
o Problem Solving and Off-the Job and Family Loss Control
o Property Damage and Waste Control
o Occupational Health and Environmental Management
They also offer a three-day Train The Trainer class in Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), which costs $640 to $960, and for which one can receive a certificate.
IAPA offers three different types of Certificate programs. The Certification (overview) offers certificates in Manufacturing; Offices; Train the Trainer and Conducting Hazard Assessments. The Sector-Specific Certification Training offers certificates in Agri-Business; Food and Beverage; Foundry Industry; Plastics Industry; Printing Industry and the Woodworking Industry. The Workplace-Specific Hazard Training Certificate is in the area of:
oBasic Machine Safety
o Chemicals, Spills & Exposure to Toxic Substances
o Confined Space Hazards
o Crane, Hoist and Rigging
o Emergency Preparedness
o Focus on Falls: Heights
o Focus on Falls: Surfaces
o Industrial Ergonomics: Manual Materials Handling
o Industrial Ergonomics
o Repetitive Strain Injuries
o Life Truck Operator
o Metal Working Fluids
o Office Hazards: Indoor Air Quality
o Office Hazards: Repetitive Strain Injury
o Punch & Brake Press
o Solvents, Flammable & Combustible Materials
o Violence in the Workplace
o Working With Static Electricity
o Workplace Electrical Hazards
There is an extensive web-based training schedule with classes averaging $99 to $199 per course. Some of the classes are:
oBasic Machine Safety
o Canada Labour Code
o Internal Responsibility and Due Diligence
o Conducting Hazard Assessments
o Falls from Heights
o Manual Materials Handling
o Occupational Health and Safety Act
o Repetitive Strain Injury
o Solvents, Flammable & Combustible Materials
o Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
- The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, www.occuphealth.fi/e/ is a leading organization offering training in occupational health and safety. Training consists of courses that are open to anyone working in the field of occupational health and safety, tailored courses ordered by companies and organizations, and distance education courses. Separate lectures may also be ordered from the Institute. Most of the courses organized by the Institute last one or two days. The main target groups (customers) consist of occupational health care personnel (physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, etc.).
The Department of Occupational Safety within the Institute operates the training programs. Classes include:
oSafety Research Safety Promotion
They also offer Advanced courses in Occupational Health and Safety including classes such as:
oAssessment of Psychological Factors at Work
Course fees are EUR 479 per each standard course. Academic credit points are available, as well as are scholarships and financial aid, which are awarded three times per year.
·The Finnish Work Environment Fund www.tsr.fi/english/finnish.html finances research and development efforts dealing with safety at work, working environment, working conditions and working life in Finland. The main emphasis is on funding research with a potential for practical applications in the workplace. The Fund also supports training and education activities and the providing of information. The purpose is the production and dissemination of new and generalized information about: working life, the working environment, the research and development activities of research methods as well as information about the Fund's results. There were no further details about applying for a grant or specific training classes.
·The BG Die Gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften www.hvbg.de/e/pages/arbeit/ausbild.htm offers interactive adult training classes with the use of machinery, equipment and other objects relevant to occupational health and safety.
Participant-oriented seminars are aimed at employers,
managers, employees representatives, OH&S experts, safety delegates,
manufacturers, purchasers and various other professional groups such as crane drivers,
welders, radiation protection delegates.
Subject-oriented seminars are aimed at a number of working areas, operations, procedures and equipment. They deal with the following aspects:
The training is offered through several training centers, and also in conjunction with educational institutions. There was no information on the website about class schedules or prices.
·The Hellenic Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (EL.IN.Y.A.E), www.elinyae.gr/ENGLISH/elinyae.htm promotes health and safety in the workplace through three centers: the Documentation and Information Centre, Applied Research Centre and Training Centre. These centers are funded by " a percentage of the employers contributions for the professional training of the work force " (taken from website). The English version of this website does not detail any further information about the centers.
·The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Labour Department, Occupational Safety & Health, Occupational Safety and Health Training Centre, www.info.gov.hk/labour/eng/osh/index.htm provides training courses, free of charge, for employees in both the public and private sector. Course headings include: Briefing Sessions on Safety Legislation, Safety Legislation Related Courses for Trainer and Briefing Sessions on Occupational Health. This Centre holds the responsibility for accrediting external training providers under Labour Department administered safety regulations. Accredited courses include:
oMandatory Basic Safety Training Courses, known as "Green Card" under subheadings: Construction Work and Container Handling
oLoadshifting Machinery Safety Training Courses with subheadings: Earth-Moving Machinery and Fork-lift Truck
oGas Welding Safety Training Courses and Safety Auditor Training Schemes
The Centre also holds the responsibility for registering safety auditors and safety officers.
·The Government of India, Ministry of Labour, Directorate General, Factory Advice Service & Labour Institutes, www.dgfasli.nic.in/training1.htm provides occupational health and safety training at a Central Labour Institute and four Regional Labour Institutes. Programs are presented in one to five day courses, and two week to one-month courses. Topics include:
oQuality & Productivity Improvement through Employee Empowerment
DGFASLI also offers Diplomas in Industrial Safety and a one-month certificate course in Safety & Health for Supervisory Personnel Working in Hazardous Process.
DGFASLI is the facilitator of "INDOSHNET," Indian Occupational Safety and Health Information Network, www.dgfasli.nic.in/net1.htm that shares Occupational Safety and Health information on a non-profit basis in order to pool information resources for mutual benefit.
The role of Safety Representatives and Safety Committees, basic procedures for hazard identification, assessment, elimination, substitution or control, industrial relations, communications and workplace environment and hazards.
- The Irish Congress of Trade Unions, www.ie.osha.eu.int/training/#ictu in partnership with FAS (The Irish Training Authority) and the Construction Industry Federation, delivers 'on site' safety awareness training for construction workers. The training is delivered in a fully equipped mobile unit that, on request, is towed to building sites. Workers are given one-hour briefing sessions on the principle building hazards and how they can be avoided. The FAS Construction Industry Training Committee funds the project and there is no charge to contractors or workers. As part of the project, more 'in-depth' training is provided to industry safety representatives. No further details were available about the in-depth" courses on the web site.
- The Services Industrial Professional and Technical Union (SIPTU), www.ie.osha.eu.int/training/#siptu offers a Health, Safety and Welfare at Work course which is taught two days per week for five weeks (ten days). The course is based on the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act of 1989 and other legal standards dealing with hazard control. The course covers:
Another three-day course is taught about the role of Health and Safety Representatives. It concentrates on the skills required for effective representation of workplace health, safety and welfare issues. Basic principles of hazard identification and risk assessment, and how to apply them are also taught.
Bullying and Sexual Harassment is another three-day course taught at SIPTU. Legal requirements of equality, safety and health, industrial relations law and policy recommendations are taught.
Courses are also offered on:
oManaging Safety in Construction
There were no details about the class schedule or fees on the website. More information can be obtained from the Education and Training Unit at 011-353-1-453-0199.
There was no information on the cost of this course on the website.
The University Industry Program also offers a Diploma in Safety, Health and Welfare at Work. The course comprises eight units, each consisting of approximately thirty hours of lectures. The course consists of:
oSafety and Health Legislation
Fees for the diploma program are approximately f 1,995.00 for the first year.
·Foras Aiseanna Saothair Training and Employment Authority (FAS), Safe Pass one-day Safety Awareness Training Program www.fas.ie/environmental_training_unit/safepass.html offers training to employees in the construction industry. There are a variety of training centers. Trainers must meet the training and assessment criteria as determined by FÁS. Online training is also available. Upon successful completion of the Safety Awareness Training Programme participants are registered in the FAS Safe Pass Programme and issued with a registration card. It is a condition of renewal of the registration card that participants must update their Safety Awareness Training every four years. There are over 900 courses taught, and training takes place in the areas of:
oThe Reasons for Promoting Safety
They offer a grant program to assist in the payment of fees. The cost of the classes was not spelled out on the website. They also offer training allowances for employees.
·The Israel Institute for Occupational Safety and Hygiene, Training Department, www.osh.org.il/site/english_info.htm#_Training_Deparment "develops, initiates and organizes various training activities for workers employed in the industrial, agricultural, and construction sectors, in accordance with the ISO 9002 requirements." (taken from website) The Training Department plans and implements OSH training events, develops and produces OSH training kits and electronic products and operates and maintains computerized training facilities. In addition, the Department has mobile training units that deliver onsite worker training in seven languages to industrial plants and construction sites. They offer computer-aided training classes in Tel Aviv and Haifa and a noise and hearing protection hands-on experience laboratory. The Department also provides guidance and methodological support to local Institute branches to assist them with their training activities. Training events are typically three to 30 daylong courses, one-day seminars, workshops and lectures. According to their website, IIOSH reaches 87,000 workers annually through their workplace health and safety training events.
·The Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association (JISHA), www.jisha.or.jp/english/index.html is a membership-based entity consisting of business groups. As one of its tasks, JISHA offers safety and health education through several different methods. An annual National Industrial Safety and Health Convention is held, with over 10,000 participants from safety and health-related fields. In addition, JISHA presents a seminar on cruise ship entitled "Safety and Health Ship." The seminar programs objectives are to provide the latest in safety and health information, instruction in practical ways to handle outstanding issues and encourage personal exchange between various industrial sectors. JISHA has also designed safety and health seminars for top management, safety and health experts and employers of small and medium-sized businesses. And finally, JISHA operates two Occupational Safety and Health Education Centers (JICOSH) in Tokyo and Osaka. Students who complete the courses offered become safety and health instructors for newly assigned foremen whose responsibilities include workplace safety and health.
JICOSH presents approximately ten, three-week long safety and health seminars annually. Approximately a dozen invitees are included in each seminar. Invitees include managerial personnel from Asian countries who bear the responsibility for safety and health in companies who employ them. JICOSHs purpose is to transfer Japanese-developed safety and health technologies to developing countries. Training includes visits to and practical training at major Japanese companies, plants and research laboratories including lectures in English and exchange of information.
- Korea Occupational Safety & Health Agency (KOSHA), Occupational Safety and Health Training, www.kosha.or.kr/english/english.htm provides Practical Training Programs for Safety and Health Management. Advanced Training Programs are offered in:
oGeneral Safety Fields (11 courses)
In addition, KOSHA presents a Correspondence Training Program for Supervisors at Workplaces and a General Training Program for Supervisors at Workplaces. This includes:
oSafety and Health Training for School Teachers
Regional Safety and Health Training Assistance offered by KOSHA includes:
oAudio-visual training using a specially manufactured bus
·The Latvian Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health www.balticseaosh.net/latvia/index.shtml presents a workplace safety program for Safety Engineers in the workplace. These employees are assigned by employers to participate in the program. They are provided with eighty hours of training after which they are known as Safety Engineers and able to assist other employees with safety at the worksite. There are a variety of training centers certified by the State Labour Inspector. The only topics of training courses were referred to as "special topics." No other details are available on class scheduling or fees for course participation.
·The Lithuanian Occupational Medicine Center, www.balticseaosh.net/lithuania/index.shtml offers Occupational Health and Safety Professionals, in-plant OHS specialists, state labour inspectors, public health care supervisors and laboratory technicians, a series classes, each 36 hours, such as:
oLegal requirements and procedures for working environment supervision
The format for the classes is lectures, group work, practical exercises, and discussions. There do not seem to be any classes exclusively for onsite worker safety.
·The New Zealand, Department of Labour, Occupational Safety & Health Services (OSH), www.osh.dol.govt.nz/ has numerous publications available regarding a wide variety of occupational safety and health issues. Most publications can be downloaded free of charge from this website. OSH also has an online training module for youths entitled, Dr. Aargh Website for Youth, www.osh.dol.govt.nz/kidz/index.html . It includes sections on: Common Hazards in the Farming Industry, A Teenagers Guide to the Health and Safety in Employment Act of 1992, an Information Kit for use by teachers in schools produced by the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (CTU), a section entitled, "What if I get Hurt," and another entitled, "Little Workshop of Horrors" that includes diseases or accidents from "A" to "Z", some with graphic pictures. Finally, the student can take an online computer generated quiz. If the student scores 70% or better they receive a certificate from the Minister of Labour.
The Central Institute for Labour Protection (CIOP), Center for Education www.ciop.waw.pl/1153.html organizes basic and periodic courses for employers, supervisors, and representatives of employees (safety delegates and trade unions). They also offer post-graduate studies for teachers of safety and safety and occupational health engineers. They offer specialist courses for occupational health and safety services and environmental laboratories workers dealing with various kinds of hazards such as:
o"Noise and vibration hazards in the working environment" (measurement, assessment, control)
The Center also prepares training syllabuses and necessary teaching aids. There were no other details about the courses, class schedules, or price for the classes. More information can be obtained from email@example.com .
REPUBLIC OF CHINA
The Republic of Chinas, Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH), Division of Occupational Safety and Health Exhibition (DOSHE) www.iosh.gov.tw/intro/introdu/iosh-5e.htm has the responsibility to disseminate new information and research results including "publication, exhibition, information, promotion of technology and international cooperation." (Taken from website). Publications include: research reports, IOSH Journal and newsletter, annual reports and technical books are sent to businesses, governmental organizations, research institutes, associations and government publication bookstores. Newly published materials may be downloaded free of charge. IOSH also has a new exhibition hall, a library and information service and an international interchange of information through cooperation with international academic organizations.
·NOSA of South Africa, www.nosa.co.za is a leading supplier of occupational health, safety and environmental risk management services. They offer conventional training as well as development interventions on the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Training is targeted at, among others, health and safety representatives, contractors and incident investigators. They offer the following classes:
oSH&E Representative Course
For each class completed the participant receives a Certificate. There was no mention on the website of the cost of the classes or the training program. NOSA also offer a series of workshops dealing with the law and legal responsibilities under it.
NOSA operates and delivers services in 42 countries around the world, utilizing more than 40 full-time trainers with internationally accredited training.
·The National Institute of Safety and Hygiene at Work, www.mtas.es/insht/en/formacion/formacion_en.htm headquartered out of Madrid, offers several types of training including on-site and web based. They offer specific training classes for workers as well as Train the Trainer (Training of Monitors) classes. For the specific training needs they offer 30 and 50-hour versions of their classes. They also offer classes for experts in the fields of Safety at Work, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Medicine, Ergonomics and Applied Psychosociology. The Institute works with universities and other educational centers to provide the training. They did not list any classes on the website or specify costs of the courses.
·Teacher Training, www.niwl.se/skola/socrates based in Sweden, is a web-based course for vocational teachers. It is a European partnership, with the objective to increase cooperation between educational organizations and institutions operating in the field of occupational health and safety. It seeks to use distance (on line) education. The course consists of eight themes and a project. Each theme is expected to take three to eight weeks. There are a number of references for each section, which are linked to the text. Most sections also include interviews with scientists working in the subject area. The interviews are mini-lectures of a sort, and present the latest usually not yet published research results. The course is worth ten college credits. A certificate is awarded at the completion of the course.
oYour role as a Teacher
There was no section on the cost of the program. In addition, the partnership has
published several papers on the success of the program, and all publications are available
on the website.
·The Swedish National Institute for Working Life www.niwl.se/arbetslivsinstitutet/larande_en.asp attempts to reach key groups that can influence the development of working life: trade union representatives, occupational safety officials, and human resources managers. Training courses vary in length and level. They are often arranged in cooperation with universities and colleges, labour market parties and other interest groups. There were no further details on course description, classes or fees.
·Thailands National Institute for the Improvement of Working Conditions and Environment (NICE), www.inet.co.th/org/nice/abnice.htm was established by the Royal Thai Government with the help of the United Nations Development program (UNDP) and the International Labour Organization (ILO). NICE provides the following types of training and resources:
oSafety Officers training
·The British Safety Council at www.britishsafetycouncil.co.uk/ and www.britishsafetycouncil.org/Services/Training/Intro.htm is one of the worlds leading occupational health, safety and environmental organizations. The Council works hand-in-hand with the worlds leading companies developing safe systems of work. They include a specialist team of lecturers, trainers, auditors, advisers and information providers to help business organizations in more than 53 countries worldwide. Training ranges from one-day workshops to a modular Diploma in Safety Management for employees and employers. They offer in-company health, safety and environmental training for all of their public courses; or they can adapt a course, or create a new course to suit a particular business.
There was no information on the website regarding a current
schedule or fee amounts.
·The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents www.rospa.co.uk/cms offers a certificate program in health and safety training for employees and employers. The NEBOSH National General Certificate is available to those with a demonstrable knowledge of health and safety within the workplace. Classes focus on:
Classes also include:
This ten-day class costs approximately f 1,580.00, while a three- day refresher course
is f 495.00.
·The Trades Union Congress at www.tuc.org.uk/ offers accredited courses for stewards, safety representatives, pension scheme trustees and other trade union representatives. Courses are mainly provided on a day release from work basis through a network of colleges across the United Kingdom and generally last two to five days. Courses cover:
Longer courses include: Stage 1 and Stage 2 Union Reps Course (60 hours each); Stage 1 and Stage 2 Health and Safety Reps Course (60 hours). They also offer a one-year course program for a Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health. There are four levels of credits leading to a Certificate.
·The Ministry of Labour Invalid and Social Affairs, Department of Labour Protection, National CIS Centre on Occupational Safety and Health, www.vubhld.netnam.vn/english/gthieu_tt/en_frm_gt_tt.htm collects, exchanges and disseminates information on occupational safety and health to authorities, employers and employees. The Centre maintains an Occupational Safety and Health Reference Collection and CD-ROM databases on a variety of health and safety issues. The website also indicates a section on "Workshops and Seminars on Occupational Safety and Health," however, there do not appear to be any current workshops or seminars listed.