Title European Network Education and Training in Occupational Safety and Health ENETOSH
Project Number D/05/B/F/NT-146 253
Project Type Transnational and Multilateral Network (2000 - 2006)
Marketing Text The European Network Education and Training in Occupational Safety and Health (ENETOSH) offers the first and currently the only comprehensive platform for systematic knowledge-sharing on issues concerning education and training in occupational safety and health.
Summary The project started out with 13 partners from 10 countries. Examples of good practice of education and training in safety and health were brought together by the partners according defined criteria from whole of Europe. Furthermore the project group developed a common standard for the qualification of instructors and trainers in safety and health. Today, almost 50 partners from 20 European countries plus South Korea and USA are involved in ENETOSH. The network is coordinated by the Institute for Work and Health (IAG) of the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV).
The idea that safety and health are an integral part of lifelong learning guides the work of ENETOSH, which is why it covers all areas of education, from kindergarten to school, initial vocational training, higher education through to continuing vocational training. ENETOSH addresses the following people:
- Lecturers and trainers in the area of occupational safety and health in Europe
- Educational staff in general and vocational education (staff in crèches, teachers, instructors, university lecturers, freelance trainers)
- Multipliers and policymakers (representatives of associations, ministries, social partners, EU Commission).
With its network activities ENETOSH promote the following:
(1)Joint quality assurance of education and training on occupational safety and health in Europe
(2) High-quality mainstreaming of health and safety into the education system
(3)Active knowledge-sharing between the OSH sphere and education experts.
Recognition, transparency, certification
Public Administration and Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Human Health and Social Work Activities
program or curricula
procedure for the analysis and prognosis of the vocational training requirement
description of new occupation profiles
material for open learning
transparency and certification
Apart from setting up a transnational and sustainable network, the following additional products were developed:
I. ENETOSH Internet-Platform
The ENETOSH platform currently provides access to almost 500 examples of good practice from over 34 countries. The examples are presented systematically in the TOOLBOX. Examples are described in detail under GOOD PRACTICE. A WHO IS WHO section, currently containing more than 130 experts, enables users to contact other users personally all over Europe. The NEWS section contains the latest information from the fields of OSH and education. More information is available for example concerning certain topics (Hot topics), the topic Online learning (Education online) und other networks (Network connections).
II. ENETOSH Standard of competence
The ENETOSH Standard of Competence is intended to assure the quality of instructors and trainers of occupational safety and health in Europe. The standard covers the following fields of competence:
- Training the trainer
- Safety and health at work - Basics
- OSH Management
- Workplace Health Management.
The ENETOSH Standard of Competence has been recognised by 14 institutions from 10 European
countries and is available in 11 languages. It is a recommendation and can be used by educational institutions for recruitment purposes or CPD for teaching staff.
After the projects term the ENETOSH standard has been scientifically validated. A validation study has been carried out by Dresden University of Technology from 2008 to 2010.
III. Training & Innovation
An annual international event on innovative topics and methods from all areas of training, held at the "Institute Work and Health" in Dresden. Training & Innovation supports the dissemination of the ENETOSH products and enables people to meet personally.