Mainstreaming OSH into Education: Towards a Culture of Prevention
Joint Workshop at the ILO Training Centre, Turin
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Mainstreaming OSH into Education: Towards a Culture of Prevention

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SESSION I (Tuesday morning, 6th November)
09:00 Getting to know each other - Appreciative Inquiry
Every participant in this workshop has something interesting to share. Before learning from each other, we need to start off by learning about each other. The technique of "Appreciative inquiry" (AI) helps us get acquainted.
Ulrike Bollmann, DGUV/ENETOSH
09:45 Official welcome to the workshop
Giselle Mitton & Laura Biscaro, ITC/ILO Workshop Managers
10:00 Overview of the meeting
This is an introduction to the workshop which explains in more detail the purpose, what we hope to achieve by the end, and the style in which it will be conducted.
Susan Gunn, ILO/IPEC
Andrea Okun, NIOSH, US
"Hot spots"! Education and training on OSH in your country: Where we are and what we would like to achieve by 2020
Each country is different. In small groups we exchange and discuss the current situation in our countries (e.g. how schools are preparing young people for a safe and productive work-life, what are the barriers and challenges to integrate OSH into the education system). The group work ends up in a "picture" (future scenario: Utopia) describing what we would like to achieve by 2020 in Europe, US and the Asian region.
Ulrike Bollmann, DGUV/ENETOSH
Leslie Nickels, NIOSH, US
11:30 Global perspectives on OSH in education
There is a growing concern and sense of urgency about whether young people will find safe and decent work. Key international agencies and some governments are responding with robust policies and laws that target and protect children and youth.
Susan Gunn, ILO/IPEC

Marie Prieto, ILO Youth Employment (Video)
Jutta Busch, ISSA/DGUV
Susan Gunn, ILO/IPEC

Marwa Ximminies, MOL, Jamaica
Sengül Cosar, MoLSS, Turkey
12:30 Lunch
SESSION II (Tuesday afternoon, 6th November)
13:30 The curriculum approach - the North American experience
Presentation of some excellent tools being used in schools in North America to sensitize youth to risks in the workplace and outside.
Susan Boychuk, Ontario MOL, Canada
Stephen Horvath, CCOSH, Canada
Andrea Okun, NIOSH, US
14:30 Hazard Mapping exercise Robin Dewey, LOHP/UC, US
15:15 Break
15:45 Experiences in implementing the curriculum approach: SWOT analysis
During this discussion, we hear about actual experiences in using the curriculum approach on the ground. The panelists explain what they have found to be effective in overcoming resistance and in promoting attitude change.
The group tries to come to consensus on some key concepts that should be considered whenever the curriculum approach is used anywhere in the world.
Leslie Nickels, NIOSH, US

Susanne Ulk, DUS, Denmark
Lester Claravall, DOL-Oklahoma, US
Peter Paulus, Leuphana University, Germany
Nikola Georgiev, MOSHA, Macedonia

SWOT analysis: Nuria Mancebo, University of Girona, Spain
16:45 Experiences Integrating OSH into International Technical Assistance Programs
Shifting now to the international level, development agencies have encountered challenges in changing organizational culture and in mainstreaming OSH into education priorities. The presenter shares his view on what may be effective approaches to raising the priority of health and safety of children and young workers.
Presenter: Richard Rinehart, USAID, US
17:15 First day wrap-up Ulrike Craes, BGW, Germany & Davorin Kacian University College of Applied Sciences for Safety, Croatia
19:00 Evening out:
At the Eataly (EATALY challenges the idea that quality products are accessible only to a select few. Good eating and shopping is not limited to connoisseurs).
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SESSION III (Wednesday morning, 7th November)
09:00 Presentation of the future scenarios (UTOPIA)
09:30 Networking – a driver towards mainstreaming OSH into education in Europe
Are you a networker? Are you personally involved in networking? How do we do the networking? The example ENETOSH is presented.
Ulrike Bollmann, DGUV/ENETOSH
10:00 The whole school approach: Health and safety as a promoter of educational quality / the quality of educational establishments
The "good healthy school" concept from Germany, representing a well-developed and nation-wide recognized example for a holistic approach to mainstreaming OSH into education.
Peter Paulus, Leuphana University, Germany
10:45 Break
11:15 How to reach young people? "Speak up – stay safe" – an age appropriate approach to health and safety
Using social media and new technology is a good way to excite the interest of young people. The leading concept "Speak up–stay safe" developed and promoted by the British Safety Council, UK, is be presented. An exercise is carried out to enable the participants to make their own experience.
Matthew Holder, BSC, UK
11:45 The evidence based approach: Implementing evidence-based-practices (EBP) on health and safety education in schools
The recent discussion in Europe about the efficiency of education and training on OSH is dominated by the evidence based approach. The presentation analyses factors that affect the diffusion/implementation process of evidence-based-practices (EBP) in Finnish school settings.
Mikko Nykänen, FIOH, Finland
12:30 Lunch
SESSION IV (Wednesday afternoon, 7th November)
13:30 EU-OSHA's campaigns and materials – a success story
The results of EU-OSHA's campaign for youth in 2006, Member States activities to integrate OSH into curricula and the example of "Napo for teachers".
Marta Urrutia, EU-OSHA
14:30 Reaching youth outside of school: How deal with diversity?
How can we reach out to some groups of youth who have special needs or who are not easy to contact?
Statements on the following issues:
  1. Reaching youth through the workplace: "Wise up 2 Work"
  2. Occupational Safety and Health on the workfloor: Reaching vulnerable groups
  3. Reaching youth with disabilities
Jutta Busch, ISSA/DGUV

Jill Joyce, IOSH, UK
Annick Starren, TNO, The Netherlands
Robin Dewey, LOHP/UC, US
15:30 Break
16:00 Official Greeting by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) (Video) Sarah Copsey, EU-OSHA
16:15 Marriage Bureau: What I/my agency has to offer; What I/my agency need
This session tries to ensure that you have got a resource that you needed, that you have helped (or will help) someone else and that you have a friend to go to when you run into problems in implementation.
Leslie Nickels, NIOSH, US
17:15 Second day wrap-up Ulrike Craes, BGW, Germany & Davorin Kacian University College of Applied Sciences for Safety, Croatia
19:00 Evening out: Slow food at ‘Il Ciacolon’
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SESSION V (Thursday morning, 8th November)
09:00 Strategies and approaches in the Asian region
09:15 The strategic approach to mainstreaming OSH into education: Singapore's Pre-Employment Training Initiative
The Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council and Ministry of Manpower (MOM) released the WSH 2018 Strategy as the national guide to achieve sustainable improvements in WSH standards and performance in Singapore. One key strategic approach towards achieving the building of strong WSH capabilities is through the Pre-Employment Training (PET) Initiative where the WSHC and MOM engage educational institutions to introduce WSH early to the younger generation.
Yew Kwong CHAN, Workplace Safety and Health Council, Singapore
09:45 An international OSH network for OIC countries: OIC-OSHNET
OIC-OSHNET is under the framework of Vocational Education and Training Program for Islamic Countries (OIC-VET). It was proposed by the Statistical Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) in order to establish closer cooperation for sharing knowledge, experience and new technologies, to conduct joint research and training, and to organize new initiatives, projects and programs in the field of Occupational Safety and Health in the OIC Member Countries.
Ahmet Serdar Sevinc, MOLSS, Turkey
10:15 Hong Kong experience in promoting youth education in OSH
Children are the future of our society. Safety and health of tomorrow's workforce starts with the occupational safety and health (OSH) education today. The integration of OSH into education system has been recognized as an important strategy on cultivating the safety culture. The presentation shares the experience of the Occupational Safety and Health Council (OSHC) in promoting youth OSH education in Hong Kong.
Wah-Shing TANG, OSHC, Hong Kong
10:45 Break
11:00 Experiences in adapting materials – an example from Egypt
An overview of three workshops organized by the Integrated Care Society in Egypt on Safety and Occupational Health for Young Workers will be presented. The workshops aimed at testing the NIOSH curriculum in order to adapt and tailor it for Egyptian labor market.
Rick Rinehart, USAID, US
11:30 Developing partnerships for mainstreaming OSH into education
What do we have achieved during the workshop? Which commitments do we have reached in moving forward? How are we are going to proceed on in the future?
Matthew Holder, BSC, UK & Ulrike Bollmann, DGUV/ENETOSH

Steven Horvath, CCOSH, Canada
Marie-Joelle Antoine, ISSA/INRS
13:00 Evaluation
13:15 Lunch
SESSION VI (Thursday afternoon, 8th November)
14:00 Topic: First steps towards a cross-global partnership
"Mentors" and their "apprentices" meet bilateral to make a work plan.
They agree on objectives they would like to achieve, activities they plan to undertake and first three practical steps.
Susan Gunn, ILO – IPEC
Lester Claravall, DOL-Oklahoma, US
Stephen Horvath, CCOSH, Canada
16:00 End of the workshop
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