The Thailand Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (T-OSH), that operates under the Ministry of Labour, hosted the esteemed OSH Avenue International Conference (OAIC) on May 19th and 20th, 2023. The event was held at the popular True Digital Park in Bangkok.
Under the theme ‘Foresight for Safety: Creating Safer and Healthier Lives’ the conference strived to drive forward-thinking advancements, and facilitate knowledge exchange in the domain of safety and occupational health, in relation to Thailand and all around the world.
A thoughtfully selected lineup of keynote speakers from various government, private, and international agencies delved into this subject matter. In addition, the event was a chance for those attending to join activities including presentations on workplace safety systems, and a forum where security professionals exchanged their knowledge within the industry.
Promoting Safety, Collaboration, and Knowledge Exchange
There was tremendous anticipation for the two-day gathering as Mr. Suthi Sukosol, a well-known political official from the Secretariat of the Prime Minister, who is also working with the Ministry of Labour and is a representative of the Minister of Labour, presided over the opening ceremony. In his speech, he spoke about the Ministry’s “Safety Thailand” policy.
At its core, the objective of this policy is to consistently enhance the overall level of safety consciousness. This can be achieved by implementing a thorough and all-encompassing awareness process, adopting concrete safety practices, and fostering a culture of safety.
Additionally, the policy places an emphasis on the development of labour skills to support quality workers, and foster an economy driven by innovation, technology, and creativity. It also encourages social and environmental sustainability, adding to overall development.
Discussion of Ideas With Speakers From Various Agencies
Miss Buppa Punpeng, the Director of Thailand Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (T-OSH), sincerely hoped that the ‘OSH Avenue International Conference’ might stimulate the exchange of ideas, knowledge, experience, technology as well as safety innovations.
This collaborative effort is a certain step forward in elevating the quality of life for workers to meet international standards while also establishing a system that is focused on safety, occupational health, and the promotion of a sustainable working environment. The event welcomed many speakers from various government, private, and international agencies.
Among them were illustrious organizations such as the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, the Thai Health Promotion Organization, Nation-Building Institute International, as well as leading universities like Chulalongkorn University, and Khon Kaen University.
A Combined Effort for Establishing a Safer Working World
There were representatives of the Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association (JISHA), the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA), as well as the UN associated International Labour Organization (ILO), all contributing to the success of this conference.
Furthermore, other organizations, agencies, and educational institutions joined in with the event by showcasing their academic work on workplace safety systems. This included an exhibition where participants could explore displays featuring innovative safety solutions, and a forum offering security experts a platform for exchanging knowledge and insights.
The highly-regarded conference, with its focus on workplace safety and the well-being of individuals, received positive feedback. Visit the T-OSH Facebook page for more details.