Deadline for application: 31 May 2021

Employment Injury Schemes and the Prevention of Occupational Accidents and Diseases

The course is designed for decision-makers from ministries and institutions responsible for social security and OSH; representatives of employers' and workers' organizations involved in the governance of OSH and social security; technical staff of employment injury institutions; and representatives of training institutions involved in OSH and social security issues.

Employment injury schemes are part of the social security apparatus concerned with workers' insurance in the event of occupational accidents and diseases. Traditionally, they provide for compensation and coverage of the medical and rehabilitation costs of injured and sick workers. Increasingly, the mandate of these schemes has come to include the prevention of occupational risks, and world-wide experience and best practice shows that these schemes can play a very important role in achieving this purpose. By disseminating the experience gained by the ILO and facilitating the sharing of successful innovative strategies, the objective of this course is to strengthen the capacity of employment injury institutions to manage occupational accidents and diseases and promote preventive and proactive approaches to OSH.