Deadline for application: 14 April 2023

Employment injury schemes and the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases

The course A9716163 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 covering workers for occupational accidents and diseases are the responsibility of social security agencies. Traditionally, they provide coverage of and compensation for the medical and rehabilitation costs of injured and sick workers. The prevention of occupational risks is increasingly part of the mandate of these schemes, and experiences and best practices worldwide show that these schemes can play a very important role in the work of prevention. This course is intended to disseminate the ILO's international experience in this field and facilitate knowledge-sharing and discussion of some of the innovative and successful strategies for promoting preventive and proactive approaches adopted by employment injury schemes in relation to OSH.

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