Within the framework of its Occupational Safety and Health Capacity Building Programme (OSH-CaB) and in line with the OIC-OSHNET Work Plan 2021-2022, SESRIC organised a training course on “International Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Regulations” on 14-22 April 2021. The course was delivered in three official languages of the OIC through an online video conferencing platform.
The training course was provided by competent experts from the Tunisian Occupational Health and Safety Institute (TOSHI) and the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) of the Ministry of Human Resources of Malaysia for the benefit of 82 experts and executives from national OSH Authorities of 28 OIC member countries.
The main objective of the training course was to support the efforts of the national OSH authorities of the OIC member countries towards developing and enhancing the technical knowledge and skills of their staff on international OSH regulations. The course provided insights into various OSH related subjects, including OSH regulatory framework, OSH legal instruments, international labour standards, OSH enforcement and coordination mechanisms.
In his speech at the opening session, H.E. Mr. Nebil DABUR, Director General of SESRIC, highlighted that the appropriate national OSH legislation and other related effective policies and instruments are crucial to maintain a safe and healthy working environment in general and the well-being of workers and employers in particular. He also underlined the importance of the active participation and contribution of the national OSH authorities of the OIC member countries for the implementation of the OIC-OSHNET Work Plan 2021-2022.
On behalf of the Secretariat of the OIC-OSHNET, H.E. Mr. Cafer UZUNKAYA, Director General of the Directorate General of Occupational Safety and Health at the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services of the Republic of Turkey, addressed to the participants and stressed the importance of close cooperation among the national OSH authorities of the OIC member countries towards achieving the objectives of the OIC-OSHNET Work Plan 2021-2022.
Delivering the opening remarks on behalf of H.E. Mr. Habib NOUAIGUI, Director General of the Tunisian Occupational Health and Safety Institute (TOSHI) of the Ministry of Social Affairs of the Republic of Tunisia, Mr. Houcine BACCOUCHE, Chief Engineer and Training Manager, stated the readiness and willingness of the TOSHI to share its experience and knowledge in various fields and areas of OSH with the other OIC member countries through the provision of experts and expertise. He also appreciated the efforts made by SESRIC towards strengthening technical cooperation among the national OSH authorities to improve the quality of OSH systems in the OIC member countries.
In his opening speech, H.E. Mr. Zailee bin DOLLAH, Director General of the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) of the Ministry of Human Resources of Malaysia, highlighted that OSH is one of the most critical elements in contributing to a good quality of life for every worker and employer, as well as robust, sustainable development and the economic growth. At the end of his remarks, he expressed his gratitude to the experts from Tunisia and Malaysia as well as SESRIC, who worked hard to ensure the success of this training course.
This training course was designed in line with the virtual training solutions undertaken by SESRIC in order to better serve the Centre’s training activities and keep participants motivated and engaged during this challenging time of global crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic.