Dr. Tommi Alanko
Dr. Tommi Alanko


Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH)
Director of Occupational Safety Unit

Topic: Building OSH capacity through Higher Education, Online Learning, and Credentialing

Vision Zero aims to promote safety, health, and well-being globally. Learning is a key element to realize Vision Zero in practice. The session focuses on diverse aspects of building OSH capacity by presenting campaigns, training programs and projects which aim to raise OSH awareness and provide tools to strengthen OSH expertise. The session also reflects existing and future challenges as well as opportunities for OSH training. What are effective and meaningful ways to learn and train OSH in educational and work context? What works and why? The session provides a forum for sharing experiences and introducing innovative means and methods of traditional and digital training. Presentations cover e.g. design and implementation of e-learning and virtual reality training.​

Sub chairs
Thomas Fuller United States of America
Thomas Fuller
International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA)
Riikka Ruotsala Finland
Riikka Ruotsala
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH)
Thomas Fuller United States of America
Thomas Fuller
International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA)

Overview of Collaborative International Education, Training, and Credentialing Projects to Build Global OSH Capacity

This presentation will begin with a short review of International Occupational Hygiene Association Education Committee activities. It will also provide an overview of past, ongoing, and proposed international collaborations in education, training, and credentialing. Future directions and goals for building capacity in the profession of occupational hygiene will be discussed.

Helmut Ehnes Germany
Helmut Ehnes
International Social Security Association (ISSA)

VISION ZERO Competence Development Model and Its Components

Marianne Levitsky Canada
Marianne Levitsky
Workplace Health Without Borders (WHWB) ​
Founding President and Board Secretary

Global Collaboration for Occupational Health & Safety Education: The Role of Volunteers and NGOs

Chris Laszcz-Davis United States of America
Chris Laszcz-Davis
Occupational Hygiene Training Association (OHTA)

Building Global OHS Capacity through Grassroots  Collaboration

Ulrike Bollmann Germany
Ulrike Bollmann
European Network Education and Training in Occupational Safety and Health (ENETOSH)
International Cooperation Division - Institute for Work and Health of the DGUV

Empowerment for good work and sustainable business through higher education

This presentation will report on the findings of an exploratory study that investigated whether and to what extent the UN Sustainable Development Goal of promoting decent work globally has already been integrated into the academic study programs for future OSH professionals in a number of European countries. Based on this data, recommendations are made on how future business and social leaders can be better empowered to address the global challenges.

Kevin Bulatek United States of America
Kevin Bulatek
OMRON Management Center of America
Senior Director, Risk, EHS and Facilities

Standard and Evolving Approaches to OSH Training at OMRON

Alberto Schiavon Italy
Alberto Schiavon
Group Safety Manager

HSE Training Strategy in a Changing World

Riikka Ruotsala Finland
Riikka Ruotsala
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH)

How to Make a Difference? The Impact and Evaluation of OSH Training

Phillip Hibbs Australia
Phillip Hibbs
International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA)
Principal Consultant Hibbs & Associates Pty Ltd

IOHA - National Accreditation Recognition Scheme Reducing the global burden of occupational disease

Toshihiro Fujita Japan
Toshihiro Fujita
Institute of Global Safety Promotion (IGSAP)

CEO should take leadership on “Safety Health and Wellbeing” - Implementation of the e-learning and qualification system for the top management and the results in more than eighty Japanese companies

Saori Taketa Japan
Saori Taketa
Nippon Electric Control Equipment Industries Association (NECA)
Vice chair of Control Safety Committee

Structuring of knowledge management for industrial safety