Becoming a safety and health professional requires multidisciplinary training. The OSH profession calls for a broad-based educational background combined with specialized knowledge of the physical sciences (medicine, physics, chemistry and engineering) and the social sciences (behaviour, motivation and communication), together with the principles and concepts of management. Professionals may therefore need to update their competences accordingly. To meet this need, the International Training Centre (ITC) of the International Labour Organization (ILO) is offering a distance-learning course on OSH delivered via an Internet-based platform. The proposed programme will incorporate the ILO's international experience of OSH and the ITCILO's international training methodology.