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Guide for the mainstreaming of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in vocational training programmes

Practical guidelines and tools for designers, teachers and training.

The global Project “Building a Generation of Safe and Healthy Workers -- Safe Youth@Work Project”, executed by the ILO and funded by the US Department of Labor, pursues among its main components: mainstreaming OSH in vocational training programmes, awareness raising of vulnerability of young workers and enhancing the technical capacities of labour inspectors to better identify the occupational risks faced by youth at work.

In this framework, ILO/Cinterfor (Inter-American Centre for Knowledge Development in Vocational Training) is responsible for implementing the project component related to OSH in vocational training in Uruguay. This guide was defined with the purpose of being a valuable tool for the entire region. Based on an applied experience, the impact of the project is regionalized through a tool that is available to other countries.

The purpose of this Guide is that the different actors involved in training processes (curriculum designers, leaders at educational centres, teachers or facilitators, in-company tutors, etc.) can find tools and practical suggestions that may enable the application of OSH principles and practices at all times. The guidelines and suggestions that are here systematized aim at approaching the prevention of risks at work, the protection and the promotion of health in different areas in a cross-cutting manner, while also taking into account the particular features of the target audience: young people who are participating in educational processes of different kinds.



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