Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Capacity Building Trainings

The main goal of the training was to strengthen the capacity for the implementation of an OSH management approach in the rural roads construction.


The International Labour Organization (ILO) with support from Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is providing technical support to build capacity of the Ministry of Development and Institutional Reform for Public Works (MDIRPW), to implement rural Road for development (R4D) program. R4D’s main objective is to ensure women and men derive socio-economic benefits from rural roads investments.

To sustain the efficient achievement of program objectives, R4D is supporting a capacity building workshop on effective implementation of the occupation health and safety guidelines to strengthen capacity of MDIRPW to prevent occupational accidents, injuries and diseases and protection of workers against physical and psychological overload thereby minimizing unnecessary loss of human life and material resources.

The capacity building is being rolled out in close collaboration with key stakeholders such as the Secretary of State for Youth and Labour (formerly SEPFOPE), The World Health Organisation (WHO), the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), Secretary of state for Economic empowerment of Women, Ra'es Hadomi Timor Oan (RHTO) and the Asosiasaun Defisiénsia Timor-Leste (ADTL).


General Objective

  • The training aims at strengthening the capacity for the implementation of an OSH management approach in the rural roads construction.

Specific Objectives

Upon completion of the training participants will be able to:
  • Overview of R4D-SP, its Capacity Development direction and implementation plan, Decentralization and roles of Municipality on Rural Roads management and CMG approach;
  • Explain the principles and guidelines for the OSH management based on national guidelines;
  • Describe the R4D guidelines for the OSH management in rural road construction based on the R4D Social Safeguard Framework;
  • Identify and analyse the main OSH hazards and risks in rural road construction sector as well as propose control measures; and
  • Advise employers and workers on OSH technical requirements and mainstreaming of gender and inclusion of people living with disabilities in OSH management.