ENSHPO believes there is a need for a voluntary standard for Occupational Safety and Health Managers, which is accepted throughout the European Union. The EurOSHM standard meets that requirement. Furthermore ENSHPO has developed a second standard to reflect the level of competence required for those with a health and safety role either reporting to managers or working in lower risk industries as Occupational Safety and Health Technicians. The EurOSHT standard which is a companion to this standard meets this requirement.
ENSHPO decided to introduce these voluntary standards for EurOSHM and EurOSHT, together with a process for assessing and recognising both national certification systems for these two levels of qualification and national schemes to assess individuals against these ENSHPO criteria.