Online edition: Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and SafetyThis article presents an overview of occupational safety and health OSH training. It will differentiate between terms such as qualification, instructions, empowerment and training. The responsibilities of the employers will be described along with the legal requirements and the importance of OSH training. Syllabus development and various trainings methods will be explained. Finally, there is a discussion of the assessment methods, and the impact of the different types will be compared, showing that self-directed practice oriented learning yields the best results. A few good practice cases will be presented.
Current Needs and Future Directions of Occupational Safety and Heath in a Globalized World
The Encyclopaedia has evolved in into an online knowledge-sharing resource with a user-friendly interface and a powerful search engine. New arrangements for the continuing update and extension of the content are currently being established. This transformation is meant to enable quick and easy access to the most relevant information on the safety and health at work topics, and make existing content in other languages widely available to users around the world. A portal to worldwide information The Encyclopaedia website is a valuable tool for academia, journalists and the general public — anyone interested in obtaining data and other information about safety and health at work. Sufficient depth and breadth of coverage allows readers in one area to appreciate and be stimulated by the ideas and approaches of other disciplines in OSH. The descriptions of hazard recognition and control are as straightforward as possible, with minimum of jargon.
Certain statistics have not been updated since the production of the 4th edition of the Encyclopaedia Canadian Auto Workers Union CAW is the largest private sector union in Canada representing workers throughout virtually every sector of the Canadian economy. This is done by bringing together and sharing knowledge and information, to promote a culture of risk prevention. International Agency for Research on Cancer is an intergovernmental agency forming part of the World Health Organization tasked with conducting and coordinating research into the cases of cancer. International Commission on Occupational Health ICOH is an international non-governmental professional society, which aims to foster the scientific progress, knowledge and development of occupational health and safety. The results of our research are used to design new regulations and guidelines for a beneficial and healthy working environment. Institut National de Recherche et de Securite INRS conducts study and research programmes to improve the health and safety of men and women at work in France, from toxicological hazards to physical and psychological well-being.