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Importance of Occupational Safety and Health

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Importance of Occupational Safety and Health

When talking to our Alumni, many of them claim their occupation was never this relevant and demanded. Firefighters are unselfishly saving lives following extraordinary events such as the recent earthquakes. Any hotel, school or residential building in order to operate needs to meet the strictest criteria for fire protection and evacuation. Numerous companies and public bodies as well are increasingly employing consultants and specialists in the field of sustainability, and environmental protection. Even having experts regarding safety on work is imperative, given the increasing recognition of workers’ rights and massive fees that companies need to pay if those rights are violated – not to mention the reputation that is being irreparably damaged. In times of the pandemic, businesses and destinations are emphasizing health and safety as their priority to attract new customers. Therefore, Occupational Safety and Health will take one of the central positions on the job market of the 21st century.

Rewarding discipline that brings significant and positive changes.

At its very bottom – it is a group of humane and rewarding disciplines that bring significant and positive changes. Occupational Safety and Health, together with the courses covered by VSS programmes deals with basic human rights – to live, to work, and to be safe and protected while doing it. Building the more resilient societies, detecting vulnerabilities and fixing them, providing mental and physical support to people, reducing injuries, stress and illnesses at the workplace, insisting on responsibility and accountability, as well on ethical decision making – it manifests itself in various colors and forms. 

Swiss quality and strive for excellence.

Decades of tradition and knowledge from our territory are now blended with the Swiss quality and strive for excellence in education. Young experts are trained not only to recognize the change when it occurs, but also to lead the change – to create opportunities and help them construct the world as they see it should exist, in a more ethical and considerate manner. Strong theoretical knowledge in areas such as legislation and human rights are to be strengthened by the fieldwork and practical know-how. Dealing with moral, economic and legal aspects of any work conducted makes innovative and interdisciplinary specialists able to address and solve complex issues of our contemporary times.