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The Management of Occupational Health and Safety in Vocational Education and Training

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Subtitle of host publicationAHFE 2018: Advances in Human Factors in Training, Education, and Learning Sciences
EditorsSalman Nazir, Anna-Maria Teperi, Aleksandra Polak-Sopińsk
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-93882-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-93881-3
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2018
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357


ConferenceInternational Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics
Period1/01/00 → …


Vocational education and training (VET) providers must provide a safe and healthy learning and working environment for their students and employees. Establishing a culture with effective occupational health and safety (OHS) procedures helps VET providers in meeting this duty of care. The objective of this study was to describe the practices of sustainable OHS management in VET. The procedures were studied in six VET provider organizations; 6 workshops were arranged and 58 employees were interviewed. The procedures revealed were categorized into preventative actions, actions during the incident, and actions after the incident. Prevention is possible when sustained proactive and reactive actions are directed at the individual, team, working environment, and organization levels. The results will guide VET and other organizations toward shaping OHS policies and safety culture in the field of education. Furthermore, developing safety culture may achieve other VET providers’ goals, such as quality of education and student performance.

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