Deadline for applications: 30 May 2016

Master in Occupational Safety and Health

The general objective of the course is to facilitate the knowledge and skills required for dealing effectively with safety and health management in enterprises. The programme incorporates training sessions on all the topics and disciplines relevant to OSH, but also on the development of organizational, managerial and interpersonal skills. Study visits to 15 different productive settings are planned in order to offer direct interaction with experts in the field.

Public and private sector organizations throughout the world are increasingly concerned with improving OSH. The rapid pace of technological change, combined with the persistence of unsafe or environmentally threatening working conditions, has served to focus attention on the need to create a safe, healthy working environment and to promote a new safety culture at the workplace.

The proposed programme combines the advantages of the academic experience and the international training experience in OSH of the organizing partners. An international approach has been applied to the contents, the methodology development as well as to the composition of the training team.

This programme is addressed to participants of both developing and developed countries, who will thus have an opportunity to share their different experiences. Furthermore, it also offers a range of learning situations in which participants can enhance their analytical and problem solving skills.

The course has been designed specifically for hygienists, physicians, chemists, engineers, inspectors, practitioners and civil servants with a university degree but without a previous specialization in OSH, who are working, or wish to work, as OSH specialists.

At the end of the master programme participants will be able to:
● organize the efforts of an enterprise to improve its OSH;
● formulate, implement and evaluate a safety and health management system for an enterprise, incorporating essential OSH concepts and fundamental techniques of OSH management;
● manage the resources to conduct all prevention activities are required in an OSH management system;
● advise employers and workers on OSH technical requirements of OSH and on the decisions to be made for an adequate management of the OSH.

The Master course is offered by the University of Turin in partnership with the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC-ILO), the ILO and the International Commission of Occupational Health (ICOH).