What is the EOSH package?  
The EOSH package covers the essential aspects of Occupational Safety and Health and can be used to meet  workers’, supervisors’ and line-managers’ training needs. It consists of 29 training modules which cover the  essential notions of Occupational Safety and Health, under two main headings: 
  1. General concepts
  2. Specific risks
Each module, whose duration is approximately 1.5-2 hours, is composed by: films, animations, PowerPoint  presentations, self-assessment quizzes, checklist for daily use, ILO and other agencies documentation. 
The package has a modular and customizable approach allowing the possibility of selecting the most relevant  Modules and training paths depending on the sector of activity and the specific training needs of the group of  trainees. Trainers can use the EOSH material to organize a one-shot training session on a single topic  (covering one module of the course) or longer structured training courses targeting specific needs. 
Courses for workers  
EOSH training material can be used to organize training sessions targeting workers with no previous  knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health. These courses cover the essentials of OSH with the objective  of creating awareness of the importance of safe behavior and providing practical tips for improving safety and  health conditions at work. 
Courses for supervisors (or line, mid-level managers)  
Supervisors are often the missing target group in OSH training courses, yet they have a very important role to  play in companies, with teams of workers under their responsibility. The EOSH training material was  conceived to target this group who should be able to instruct workers to follow safe working practices, rectify  unsafe procedures and conditions, inspect their own areas, take remedial action to minimize or eliminate  hazards, and promote safety awareness among workers. 
The 12 Modules
Special Works2022-07-06T12:14:59-03:00

The Module covers some kinds of special works such as welding, explosion-prone environment, excavations,  demolition works. 

Welding poses a range of well-known and subtle hazards to health and safety. These can act quickly or may  show up only in the long term. They can be rapidly fatal (electric shock or exposure to cadmium fumes) or  have delayed effects (lung cancer over time). Excavation and trenching are among the most hazardous construction operations. Excavations includes any  man-made cut, cavity, trench, or depression in the earth’s surface formed by earth removal. Cave-ins pose the greatest risk and are much more likely than other excavation-related accidents to result in fatalities. Other  potential hazards include falls, falling loads, hazardous atmospheres, and incidents involving mobile  equipment. 

Demolition work involves many of the same hazards that arise during other construction activities. However,  demolition also involves additional hazards due to a variety of other factors. All demolition, dismantling and  structural alterations must be carefully planned and carried out in a way that prevents danger by practitioners  with the relevant skills, knowledge and experience. 

Risk Assessment 2022-07-06T12:10:57-03:00

The main aim of occupational risk assessment is to protect workers’ health and safety. Risk assessment helps  minimize the possibility of the workers or the environment being harmed due to work-related activities. It also  helps keep your business competitive and productive. In many countries, under the health and safety laws all  employers must carry out regular risk assessments. In practical terms, a risk assessment is a thorough look at  your workplace to identify those situations, processes and so forth that may cause harm. 

Work Permits 2022-07-06T12:06:00-03:00

The objective of the Work Permit system is to identify hazards associated with a non-routine job, and to  develop precautions required to control each identified hazard. Work permits can help prevent workers from  causing damage or injury when they face hazards associated with specific jobs.

Personal Protective Equipment 2022-07-06T12:06:04-03:00

Employers have duties concerning the provision and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) at work. Personal protective equipment, commonly referred to as “PPE”, is equipment worn to minimize exposure to  serious workplace injuries and illnesses. These injuries and illnesses may result from contact with chemical,  radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards. Personal protective equipment may  include items such as gloves, safety glasses and shoes, earplugs or muffs, hard hats, respirators, coveralls,  vests and full body suits. 

PPE should be used as a last resort. Wherever there are risks to health and safety that cannot be adequately  controlled in other ways, the Personal Protective Equipment has to be supplied.

Hoist, Lift and Bear 2022-07-06T12:07:47-03:00

Lifting and hoisting operations are one of the major causes of fatalities and serious incidents. The Module is  based on current experience and best practice for preventing such incidents. The number and severity of  injuries may be greatly reduced by preparing and planning for lifting, and practicing safe lifting and handling  techniques. 

Tools, Machines and Appliances 2022-07-06T12:07:41-03:00

Supervisors are responsible for the safety and health of their employees. This holds true when ensuring that  employees are using tools safely. Workers should be trained in safe procedures for working with tools.  However, safe practices when carrying or storing those tools may not be thoroughly covered. Tools, machines  and appliance can pose a serious safety risk when they are misplaced or improperly handled by workers. 

Electricity 2022-07-06T12:07:34-03:00

Electricity is a familiar and necessary part of everyday life, but electricity can kill or severely injure people  and cause damage to property. Electricity is one of the leading causes of death and injuries at work. The Module Electricity covers the key elements to consider when devising safe working practices and is for  people who carry out work on or near electrical equipment. It includes practical information for workers who  are dealing with electricity in their workplaces and for managers and supervisors who control or influence the  design, specification, selection, installation, commissioning, maintenance or operation of electrical equipment. 

Fire and Explosion 2022-07-06T12:07:27-03:00

Fire is a very high risk in any location. The main goal of fire prevention is to train employees to take  precautions to prevent potentially harmful fires, and be trained on how to face fire situations. Practical  exercises on use of fire extinguishers and fire-fighting equipment, and evacuation plans which may be  organized at workplaces 

Hazardous Substances 2022-07-06T12:07:23-03:00

A dangerous substance is a product that, when used, is potentially harmful to people or the environment.  Improper use of dangerous substances may lead to very serious consequences. The damage can be health  damage such as poisoning and irritation, but it can also include fire, explosion or soil pollution.

 Internal Emergency Plan 2022-07-06T12:07:19-03:00

An important element of any system for prevention of major incidents is the establishment of a facility specific emergency plan. Emergency planning seeks to minimize the effect of an incident both inside and  outside a facility, and requires timely application of defined procedures by people with adequate training and  resources. For this to happen, plans and procedures specific to relevant activities at the facility must have been  developed, documented and tested prior to the occurrence of an event.

Accidents Prevention and Reporting 2022-07-06T12:07:14-03:00

Accident prevention requires the creation and maintenance of a safe working environment and the promotion  of safe behavior. Accident prevention began as a reactive process. This was based largely on waiting for accidents or health  problems to happen and then devising and implementing some form of control to prevent these types of  accident or health hazards from re-occurring in the future. As a result, such controls that are found in industry  have been strongly reactive in their nature. The Module covers issues related to the nature of accidents, accidents factors, prevention and registration. 

Introduction to Safety and Health at Work 2022-07-06T12:15:58-03:00

Occupational Safety and Health is a field composed of an wide variety of subjects. Frequently, there is differt understanding of the aims of OSH, of the principles and fundamentals that should guide its action and even of  the meaning of OSH concepts. This lack of common language hinders the establishment of a shared viewpoint  and basis for fruitful work on OSH. This Module has the aim of serving as a reference guide in this regard and  of giving general information on most common hazards that exist in most enterprises.

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FAQ EOSH Training VSB2022-09-06T13:35:23-03:00
  • About the 12 and 29 modules?

There are only 2 options. 12 or 29.  The exam will also be based on the 29 modules if you choose to go for the 29 modules.

  • Customized training?

A customized training of 12 self-selected modules is possible. The registration must be made by or for a group consisting of at least 10 to 12 participants.

  • Are all modules provided online?

Yes, all 29 modules are provided via an ECampus platform. 

  • How much time will this training cost?

Completing each module takes between 1.5 and 2 hours depending on the participants speed. Including the zoom and phisical sessions this training will cost each participant up to 35 hours in total.

  • Is the exam mandatory?


  • How many re-examination chances do I get?

After the first attempt the participant gets one chance

  • Is there also an exam for the 29 training modules?

Yes, all exams are based on either 12 or 29 modules.

  • How long for the 12 and 29 modules training?

The 12 modules take up to 3 to 4 weeks.

The 29 modules take up to 7 to 8 weeks.

  • Investment for the 29 modules training?

The investment here will be US$1000 per participant who is employed by a member of the VSB.
Non-members pay US$1500 per participant.

  • Possible in-company training?

Yes. Participants will still be using the VSB-ITC ECampus platform (plus participate in all zoom sessions and 1 physical session). We can of course make adjustments to the sessions depending on the need.

  • Supervisor level

The training team will consist of a Surinamese EOSH expert, a ILO certified EOSH trainer from the VSB  and will be guided by the International Training Center of the International Labor Organization (ILO).

Contact for more information about this training
Program Manager:     Kamlesh Ganesh
Email:                            kamlesh.ganesh@vsbstia.org
Mobile:                          +597 8853681
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