Strengthening National Capacities

Safety + Health for All - Strategic Focus

A wide variety of organizations makes up the national OSH system. These organizations either deliver OSH-related services directly to employers and workers and/or provide support for the development of sound OSH prevention practices and culture. Safety + Health for All activities build the capacity of these organizations to fulfil their particular functions, and in so doing, strengthen the overall performance of the national OSH system.

Under the previous phase, the Programme has built the capacities of a wide variety of institutions and organizations with an OSH mandate in 15 countries. In particular, the Programme supported national OSH data collection and reporting systems in two countries; built the capacity of labour inspectorates on OSH in eight countries and supported social partners capacity on OSH in all 15 countries. In this respect, the Programme developed a guide to support national and sector employers’ organizations to enhance their OSH capacities. Safety + Health for All also built the capacities of OSH institutions in all participating countries and notably worked with national OSH training institutions, agriculture extension services and Technical and Vocational Education and Training institutions. It also produced brief guides on reporting, recording, and notification of occupational accidents and diseases for employers and workers. Last but not least the Programme developed participatory assessment tools on Occupational Health Services.