ENSHPO believes there is a need for a qualification standard, accepted throughout the European Union, for Occupational Safety and Health Professionals,who more and more are covering managerial positions and contribute to strategic development of enterprises. The EurOSHM (Occupational Safety and Health Manager) standard tries to meet that requirement.
Furthermore ENSHPO has developed a second standard to reflect the level of competence required for professionals working at more specialist level. The EurOSHT (Occupational Safety and Health Technician) standard tries to meet this requirement.
ENSHPO has elaborated and introduced the EurOSHM and EurOSHT standards together with a process for assessing and recognizing such qualifications.
The ENSHPO certification system is a voluntary system.
ENSHPO System is designed also to accept national voluntary certifications if in line with ENSHPO standard criteria. The awarding of the certification is normally based on Basic education, OHS/EHS specific education and training and Work experience.
The current standard is under review to broaden the profile andfully incorporate an Environment protection and sustainability awareness at workplace, in order to qualify an EHSintegrated approach. The standards will be consistent with the EQF (European Qualification Framework) descriptors and ESCO classification.