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Quality of Graduate Health and Safety Education Programs: A General Model Illustrated with Examples of Nine (post)Graduate Courses in Europe

Version 1 : Received: 22 November 2019 / Approved: 24 November 2019 / Online: 24 November 2019 (13:14:27 CET)

How to cite: Van Wassenhove, W.; Swuste, P.; Forteza, F.J.; Carretero-Gomez, J.M.; Arezes, P.; Kivistö-Rahnasto, J.; Motet, G.; Reyniers, K.; Galera, A.; Wenham, D. Quality of Graduate Health and Safety Education Programs: A General Model Illustrated with Examples of Nine (post)Graduate Courses in Europe. Preprints 2019, 2019110276 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201911.0276.v1). Van Wassenhove, W.; Swuste, P.; Forteza, F.J.; Carretero-Gomez, J.M.; Arezes, P.; Kivistö-Rahnasto, J.; Motet, G.; Reyniers, K.; Galera, A.; Wenham, D. Quality of Graduate Health and Safety Education Programs: A General Model Illustrated with Examples of Nine (post)Graduate Courses in Europe. Preprints 2019, 2019110276 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201911.0276.v1).

Abstract

Research into professionalization in health and safety has recently gained in interest. Graduate training is one of the factors that determines or conditions the role of the safety professional, thus intervene in the professionalization process. This article is the result of a workshop and the discussions of nine academic directors of safety education programs about quality evaluation. This article introduces the issue with a historic overview of safety education, presents a synthesis of nine selected education programs, discusses quality evaluation of health and safety education programs, propose a quality evaluation frame and finally, proposes a process for designing a quality safety education program with an associated model of the learning objectives. The outcomes are interesting for everyone who is interested in health and safety education and quality evaluation and will give insights into how safety professionals are educated.

Subject Areas

occupational health and safety education; quality of health and safety education; health and safety education best practices

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