5th AOSHRI Meeting 2015"The Workplace Safety and Health Institute, Singapore hosted the 5th Asian Occupational Safety and Health Research Institutes (AOSHRI) meeting from 10 - 12 March 2015.The 5th AOSHRI meeting, which was attended by Heads and Representatives of WSH Research Institutes in Asia, was held jointly with the Sheffield Group meeting."
5th Asian Occupational Safety and Health Research Institutes (AOSHRI) Meeting, Singapore, 10 – 12 March 2015
AOSHRI is a meeting of the occupational safety and health research institutes in Asia. At the 5th AOSHRI meeting, members discussed the topic of emerging WSH risks and WSH concerns faced by the respective economies for 2015-2020. The discussion culminated in a report which was presented and shared at the WSH Institute Forum on ‘Bridging Knowledge, Broadening Horizons’ held on 11 March 2015. Click here for the details.
To facilitate a greater exchange of ideas and to advance WSH knowledge and innovation, the 5th AOSHRI meeting was held jointly with the Sheffield1 Group meeting.
Background on AOSHRI
The first AOSHRI meeting was initiated and organised by the National Institute of Industrial Health of Japan in 2004. AOSHRI meetings provide a platform for workplace safety and health (WSH) research institutes in Asia to:
- Discuss occupational safety and health (OSH) research activities in national or regional OSH research institutes in Asia
- Utilize this information for further activities in each institute;
- Set up an international network for continuous cooperation among institutes; and
- Facilitate international research cooperation to help solve (OSH) issues.
|1st AOSHRI meeting
||2004||by the National Institute of Industrial Health (NIIH), Japan, currently called J-NIOSH
|2nd AOSHRI meeting
||2007||by the Occupational Safety and Health Research Institute (OSHRI) of KOSHA, Korea
|3rd AOSHRI meeting
||2009||by the National Institute of Occupational Health & Poison Control, Chinese Center for Disease Control & Prevention, China
|4th AOSHRI meeting
||2012||by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Malaysia
1 Sheffield Group is a grouping of chief executives of the different occupational safety and health (OSH) research institutes in Europe, USA, Canada, Singapore and South Korea. Meetings are held annually in different member countries. The Sheffield Group is currently coordinated by the Chief Executive of the Health and Safety Laboratory, the research arm of the Health and Safety Executive of the UK. Similar to AOSHRI, the broad mandate of the group is the informal exchange of information and the latest developments in OSH research and knowledge.