Invited full professor, as retired, at the School of Engineering of the University of Minho and at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto;
Professor at ISCIA (Instituto Superior de Ciências da Informação e da Administração), since 2013;
Author or co-author of more than one hundred scientific and technical publications in the OSH area;
Member of the Editorial Board of the Safety Science Journal and of Revista Portuguesa de Saúde Pública
President of SPOSHO (Portuguese Society of Occupational Safety and Hygiene), since its creation in 2004, and Vice-President of ENSHPO (European Network of Safety and Health Professional Organisations)
The main objectives of the European Network of Safety and Health Professional Organisations (ENSHPO) are:
- To ensure participation from all of the professional organisations across Europe and represent the views, opinions and concerns of this group
- To operate as a dialogue partner with relevant national and international authorities
- To co-operate with other organisations, institutions, and federations within Europe and beyond
- Primarily to act as a forum where practitioners can exchange information, experiences and good practice on a wide variety of pertinent topics
- To develop a European-wide recognition of OSH practitioner qualifications and training.
In what concerns this last topic, the member organisations of ENSHPO have agreed to create two standardised Europe-wide certifications. They allow eligible safety and health practitioners to use the designation EurOSHM (European Occupational Safety and Health Manager) and EurOSHT (European Occupational Safety and Health Technician).
The aim of this presentation is to describe the referred certification scheme, with a particular incidence on the EurOSHM standard.