Training course on occupational safety and health – Part one

If a workplace is safe and healthy, everyone can get on with their work effectively and efficiently. In contrast, if a workplace is disorganized and full of hazards, breakdowns and sickness absences are inevitable, resulting in a loss of earnings for workers and reduced productivity for the enterprise.

Prevention of work related injury, ill health and death is more effective and less costly than treatment and rehabilitation. It needs to be a continuous part of day-to-day business activity as a joint commitment from workers and employers.

In the first part of this online training course, the ILO SCORE Programme will share with you knowledge about safety hazards and risks in the workplace.

Introduction on Occupational safety and health

The video explains the importance of occupational safety and health and introduces some examples of unsafe workplaces.

Definition of hazards and risks

The video helps learners understand and distinguish hazards from risks.

Four categories of workplace hazards

The video lists four groups of hazards in the workplace, including those that have the potential to have long-term impacts on health, hazards that present an immediate risk to safety, hazards of daily welfare or wellbeing and personal and psychological hazards.

Identification of chemical hazards

The video introduces the ways chemical hazards enter the body and methods to ensure chemical safety.

Identification of physical agents

Physical agents including noise, light, vibration, ventilation and temperature can be harmful to the body when exposure occurs.

Identification of ergonomic hazards

Unfavourable tasks, non-neutral postures and incorrect handling of heavy objects often present potential risks for long-term injuries or health sequelae.

Hazards that present an immediate risk to safety

In this video, our main topic of discussion will revolve around occupational accidents that may occur on the factory floor and the 4M and 1E factors that can cause occupational accidents.

Fire safety

Fire safety is the top concern of many enterprises because the frequency of this risk is quite high and it often has severe consequences. What should we do to control fire safety?

Electrical safety

The video discusses main hazards associated with electricity and actions you need to take to ensure electrical safety.

Machine safety

In the process of designing and manufacturing machinery and equipment, manufacturers have tried to design products that are optimal in terms of both equipment performance and operational safety. However, in reality, there are still many occupational accidents related to machinery and equipment. This video will help you understand their causes and prevention.


Maintaining the habit of housekeeping in the workplace is necessary and this will be the foundation for productivity, quality and safety improvement.

Please click here to continue with the second part of this training course.

For more information, please contact:

Mr Phung Duc Hoang
National Project Coordinator