One of the important roles of the Occupational Safety and Health Authority (OSHA) is to offer Health and Safety training programmes for employees and people charged with the responsibility of managing Health and Safety at workplaces. OSHA considers OHS training at workplaces as integral part of multi-components of OHS programmes instituted to ensure safety and health of workers at a given workplace.
1. OBJECTIVES OF NOSHC I & II
Through successful completion of this program, you will acquire the knowledge, skills, and judgement to function as an entry-level practitioner in occupational health and safety. You will be able to contribute to the development and maintenance of a healthy and safe work environment.
Upon completion of the Occupational Health and Safety Program, you should be able to:
• Interpret and apply legislative requirements, industry standards, and best practices in a variety of workplaces.
• Apply risk management principles to anticipate, identify, evaluate and control physical, chemical, biological and psychosocial hazards.
• Collect, manage, and interpret information and data to identify trends and issues in the workplace.
• Design, support, and evaluate health and safety programs and implement procedures using project management principles and processes appropriate to the task.
• Affect/manage change by advancing OH&S principles within management systems, cultures, practices, and priorities.
• Apply basic adult learning and assessment principles in the design, development and delivery of training and information for differing levels within the workplace.
• Set and achieve work priorities and goals individually and as a team member.
• Use a range of effective communication skills and methods to clearly and briefly convey regulatory and technical information and data to designated audiences.
• Practice due diligence and employ ethical standards in all aspects of professional conduct.
• Use current technologies and applications appropriate to the task.