Occupational safety and health

ILO/Korea Training Workshop: Improvement of Occupational Safety and Health for adapting to the future of work: tackling current and future challenges on occupational health (OH) in ASEAN

The ILO/Korea Training Workshop was held in collaboration with the ILO, Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA) on 1-5 July 2019. This training workshop aims to prevent major occupational diseases and to promote OH, this year, the workshop’s theme was ‘Adapting to the future of work: tackling current and future challenges on OH in ASEAN”, jointly organized by the ILO and Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA).

The training workshop handled a wide variety of topics or issues on OH with the aim to strengthen participants’ and institutions capacities on OH at enterprise, national and ASEAN levels to respond to current and future challenges on OH. The workshop included strategies for assessment and management of major chemical hazards such as asbestos and prevention of prevalent and emerging occupational diseases such as pneumoconiosis, Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) and stress. In addition, there was focused dialogue on the implications of the future of work for OSH, which is the theme of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work. Participants have benefit also from the experiences of national OH development in Korea. There were different sessions and activities including group discussions, country reports and a field visit. All these activities were led by resource persons from the KOSHA, ILO and other collaborating organizations.

As a result of the workshop, participants are expected to be able to:
  1. Understand and reach a consensus on the importance of ratification and implementation of core ILO OSH Conventions to adapt to the future of work, realize social justice and prevent occupational disease.
  2. Gain knowledge and experience on ASEAN countries’ OH current and future challenges;
  3. Build capacities among participants and their institutions on key opportunities for their risk prevention and control.