After a brief description of the network in general, you will find additional information related to the activities of the network in the field of education and training related to health and safety.
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National Association of Organizations in Occupational Safety and Health was founded in 2011. At present its membership consists of 67 organizations all over Russia. They deal with issues of training and education in occupational safety and render services in occupational safety and health.
In the scope of the 14th ENETOSH Network Meeting in Turin, a Memorandum of Understanding between NAOOSH and ENETOSH was signed on 5th November 2012. The aim of the memorandum is to establish relations between the two organizations with a view of strengthening and extending cooperation between the Russian Federation and European Union's countries in the sphere of education and training in occupational safety and health.
Dmitry N. Platygin & Dr. Bollmann signing the memorandum (click to enlarge)
The full document (PDF) you can find here.
The European Network of Safety and Health Professional Organisations (ENSHPO) brings together health and safety professional organisations from the current EU member states, new member states, applicant countries, and other European countries.
On 19th September 2007, a Memorandum of Understanding between ENSHPO and ENETOSH was signed. This memorandum of Understanding aims at a future co-operation between both networks especially in the area of education and training.
Prof. Bianchi & Dr. Bollmann signing the memorandum (click to enlarge)
The full document (PDF) you can find here: Memorandum
- Focal Point network of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU OSHA)
EU-OSHA’s main safety and health information network is made up of a focal point in each EU Member State, as well as in Candidate and potential Candidate Countries and EFTA countries. Focal points are nominated by each government as the Agency's official representative in that country, and they are normally the national authority for safety and health at work.
The members of the Agency Contact group “Education and Training in Occupational Safety and Health” are in turn nominated by the focal points.
According to the Community Strategy on OSH the EU-Agency is carrying out activities in the field of mainstreaming OSH into education since 2002. The Agency provides a special website dedicated to Mainstreaming OSH into education.
Mainstreaming OSH into education:
Focal points: osha.europa.eu
- SHE network
Schools for Health in Europe network (SHE) aims to support organisations and professionals to further develop and sustain school health promotion in each country by providing the European platform for school health promotion. The network is coordinated by CBO, as a WHO Collaborating Centre for School Health Promotion.
- Workers' Health Education
The Workers' Health Education website aims to provide a database of learning materials for safe and healthy work all over the world.
It collects, selects and organizes learning materials that are available on the Internet, free of charge or for low prices, from nonprofit organizations. In addition, it provides a forum where participants can ask the community for support for specific needs and share their own training materials, experiences, plans and programs.
European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training
Cedefop is the European Agency to promote the development of vocational education and training (VET) in the European Union.
TTnet is a network of national networks set up by Cedefop in 1998 as a Pan-European forum for key players and decision-makers in the training and professional development of vocational teachers and trainers all over Europe.
The Eurydice Network provides information on and analyses of European education systems and policies.
It consists of 35 national units based in all 31 countries participating in the EU's Lifelong Learning programme (EU Member States, EEA countries and Turkey) and is coordinated and managed by the EU Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency in Brussels, which drafts its publications and databases.
European Network for Quality Assurance in Vocational Education and Training.
In November 2002, the European Ministers of Vocational Education and Training meeting in Copenhagen agreed “to increase voluntary cooperation in vocational education and training, in order to promote mutual trust, transparency and recognition of competences and qualifications, and thereby establishing a basis for increasing mobility and facilitating access to lifelong learning”.
“Promoting cooperation in quality assurance with particular focus on exchange of models and methods, as well as common criteria and principles for quality in vocational education and training” was seen as a key priority in the Copenhagen Declaration.
The European Network on Quality Assurance in VET was established by the European Commission in October 2005 to support the implementation of the above declaration.
The main purpose of the Network is to create a structured and sustainable platform for member countries to exchange information and experience, debate, mutual learning and consensus building. The ENQA-VET work programme is built on the principles of increasing cooperation between Member States, sharing of experience and the development of common instruments to support quality assurance.
- European network on adolescent and injury risk prevention
The AdRisk project (Community Action on Adolescents and Injury Risk) represents an integrated approach to reduce the injury risk and risk taking behaviour among adolescents aged 15-24 years. The project focuses on national policy and strategy development, situation analysis, network development and the provision of tools and good practices.
The AdRisk project collaborates with partners in Member States for the exchange of information on good practices and actual policies within the framework of a partner network, supported by this website platform on Youth – Risk - Injury Prevention.
COMENIUS 3 - Consumer Education
The Comenius 3 E-CONS network, based on its long-established experience, aims with the ENFORMA EC, to organize a European Trainers Training Meeting in order to consolidate the progress achieved and to place them at the disposal of a crucial issue “Energy saving”, using methodologies that revolve around the school ambit, since everything shows that it is essential to educate for rational energy consumption, preventing wanton waste. The project satisfies the needs of information, training and education in a fundamental subject: saving energy.
The direct target group of the project, in the short term are the 150 teachers who will attend the Meeting and the 10,000 who will receive the DVD; in the mid-term the pupils and families, as well as those who visit our website. In the long term, citizens in general. The E-CONS network bases its activity on cooperative learning, boosting active participation of its members, the analysis and evaluation of actions, the use of new technology and strategies to “learn how to learn”.
European Map of Intergenerational Learning
EMIL is a collaborative learning network that aims to provide a general overview of the role and status of intergenerational learning. It undertakes this through collecting, exchanging, and distributing ideas and resources and by supporting regional, European and global networking strategies. EMIL brings together a range of partnerships promoting and supporting intergenerational learning in all its varied forms.
The European Network for Workplace Health Promotion (ENWHP) is an informal network of national occupational health and safety institutes, public health, health promotion and statutory social insurance institutions. ENWHP is a platform for all stakeholders interested in the improvement of workplace health and committed to working towards the vision & mission of the ENWHP: "healthy employees in healthy organisations". Currently the network has national contact offices in 28 countries.
ProMenPol is a 36-month project being undertaken by partners from the Germany, Austria, Ireland, Finland, Estonia, Greece and Belgium. The project is a co-ordination action funded by the European Commission under the 6th Framework Programme.
One of the tasks of the project is to improve the understanding of health determinants (specifically: to increase understanding/ knowledge across Member States in research terms, of health promotion and health protection policy for mental health, comparison of best practice, the prevention of mental disorders in environments such as educational institutions, workplaces, residential homes for the elderly, together with an identification of the impact of such measures on cognitive and emotional development).
EuroHealthNet is an organisation that aims to contribute to a healthier Europe with greater equity in health between and within European countries.
This is achieved by networking and cooperation among relevant and publicly accountable national, regional and local agencies in EU member states, in states seeking EU membership and in the European Economic Area.
EuroHealthNet has no profit making aims and seeks funding from a range of sources and donors only to carry out its objectives. All partners and members are asked to be transparent concerning their interest.
- European Forum of Insurances against Accidents at Work and Occupational Diseases
The European Forum of Insurances against Accidents at Work and Occupational Diseases provides a venue for exchanging information and experiences between the national organisations which are responsible for the statutory insurance against occupational accidents and occupational diseases.
The goal of the Forum is to promote and safeguard the principle of a specific insurance against accidents at work and occupational diseases; moreover, it monitors actively the process of convergence between the systems in place in Europe against occupational accidents and occupational diseases. Today, the Forum has members from 18 countries.
Occupational Health & Safety NETworking in EASTern Europe
AIDII, the Italian Association of Industrial Hygiene is developing the project Occupational Health & Safety NETworking in EASTern Europe - OSH-EASTNET financed by European Commission under IPA 2008 Programme – Civil Society Facility: Support to Partnership Actions "Environment, Energy Efficiency, and Health and Safety at Work". Reference: EuropeAid/128287/C/ACT/MULTI.
The overall objective of the OSH-EASTNET action is to share knowledge and good practice between the Italian Association of Industrial Hygienists (AIDII) and National Association of Public Health of Albania, Macedonian Confederation of Employers of Republic of Macedonia - Medical Companies Association, Association for Safety and Health at Work – Serbia, Association of Public Health Research of Turkey with the view of improving OHS practices in the area and to enhance its harmonization with EU standards.
OIC Network for Occupational Safety and Health (OIC-OSHNET) is a transnational networks project under the framework of Vocational Education and Training Programme 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, conduct joint research and training, exchange of good practices and to organize new initiatives, projects and programmes in the field of Occupational Safety and Health among similar local, national and regional institutions, OSH researchers and practitioners, national authorities, policy makers, social security institutions and employers' and workers' organizations active in this field in the OIC Member Countries.
The European Association of Paritarian Institutions (AEIP) represents the social protection institutions jointly managed by social partners (paritarian institutions) and aims to promote the paritarian management of social protection at the EU-level. This has been its key objective since its founding in 1996.
AEIP has 25 members and 29 affiliates in 19 European countries with partnerships in the USA and Canada.
Programme on Safety and Health at Work and the Environment (SafeWork) Based on the principle that Decent Work must be Safe Work, SafeWork aims to create worldwide awareness of the dimensions and consequences of work-related accidents and diseases; to place occupational safety and health (OSH) on the international and national agendas; and to provide support to the national efforts for the improvement of national OSH systems and programmes in line with relevant international labour standards.
ILO Programme Safework www.ilo.org/safework
ILO International Information Centre on Occupational Safety and health www.ilo.org/cis
- Network of WHO/Collaborating Centres in occupational health
The network of Collaborating Centres makes a substantial contribution to our goal of "occupational health for all"; Network members are the "on-the-ground" actors, with capacities and networks in developed and developing countries, and they play a key role in capacity building. WHO estimates that only about 10 to 15% of workers worldwide have some kind of access to occupational health services, and extending coverage is a key challenge.
The 2006-2010 Workplan of the WHO Collaborating Centres is organised into six activity areas which are the following:
Activity area 1: Global situation analysis
Activity area 2: Evidence for action to support national policies and delivery plans
Activity area 3: Practical approaches to identify and reduce occupational risks
Activity area 4: Education, training and technical materials
Activity area 5: Development and expansion of occupational health services
Activity area 6: Communication and networking
For more information including the directory and detailed work plans of WHO, visit the website: http://www.who.int
The GeoLibrary is a project of the Network of Collaborating Centres Work Plan in support of the WHO strategy of “Occupational Health for All.” Geolibrary.org is an electronic library of occupational and environmental health training materials with a specialty branch, Road Safety at Work. The library user information is available in six languages, and contains training materials and practice tools located in the public domain and are available to the user free of charge. These resources are available in many forms some of which include: complete courses, webcasts, tutorials/modules, factsheets, databases, and sample/ model programs and guidelines. The materials contained in this library come from a wide variety of sources, including international organizations, governmental institutes and agencies, academic institutions, corporations, unions, and non-governmental organizations.
- ISSA: Prevention Commission and its 11 International Sections
The ISSA is the world's leading international organisation bringing together national social security administrations and agencies covering the different risks, including prevention. The objective of ISSA's Special Commission on Prevention is to initiate and to conduct at the international level activities designed to promote the prevention of occupational risks.
The section No. 4 “Education and training for prevention” is dealing with education and training issues.
Website of the section education and training:
The International Network of Safety & Health Practitioner Organizations (INSHPO) is an international organization that represents generalist occupational safety and health practitioner organizations. By bridging geographical, political and economic boundaries, INSHPO provides an international forum for information exchange among these groups and gives them a unified voice in dealing with other organizations and international authorities. INSHPO also promotes the sharing of standards and best practices, and encourages the development of occupational safety and health at a professional level by promoting the highest ethical standards.
- Robert W. Campbell Award
The US National Safety Council (NSC) with global partners organise the Robert W. Campbell Award, an international award for business excellence. The Award recognizes companies that have successfully integrated health, safety and environmental management into their overall business operations.
The Award programme is supported by a network of more than 20 Global Partners across five continents. The Award business cases have been converted to be used as resources for engineering and business schools, and to promote partnerships with business schools and cooperation among professors/lecturers.
In 2009, ENETOSH joined the global network of the Robert W. Campbell Award.
ASEAN-OSHNET as an effective network in fostering a safe and healthy working environment to bring about a productive and competitive workforce, towards a better quality of life. Member countries are Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The mission of the network is beneficial cooperation and solidarity among the national OSH institutions of the ASEAN countries, high capability of national OSH institutions in OSH promotion, training and research, free 'low of OSH information, particularly through utilization of information and communication technology, as well as harmonization of OSH standards and guidelines.
The members countries all have a focus on one of the different fields of OSH. The Philippines have their focus on the field of education and training.
Thank you Sabine Sommer for providing us with the description of some of the networks.