The 36th Annual Conference of the Asia-Pacific Occupational Safety and Health Organization – APOSHO 36

The 36th Annual Conference of the Asia-Pacific Occupational Safety and Health Organization – APOSHO 36 took part from 23 to 26 November 2022 at Melbourne Covention & Exhibition Center, Australia. NSCA Foundation is the host of the conference this year.

The delegation of Vietnam National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (VNNIOSH) to APOSHO 36 this year led by Dr. Vu Xuan Trung, Deputy Director and Dr. Nguyen Anh Tuan, Director of Occupational Safety Center attended committee meetings and Annual General Meeting. The content of the meetings focused on enhancing information exchange activities, sharing experience in the field of OSH, discussing to make development plan for APOSHO to become an organization with increasing position and voice in OSH field in the Asia-Pacific region and in the world.

With the motto “Educate, Enhance, Evolve”, the conference this year took place in two days on 24  and 25 November, 2022 with more than 40 presentations from prestigious speakers who are managers, researchers and exeperts… in the field of OSH in the Asia-Pacific region and the world to exchange experience and present reports and presentations on many interesting topics such as mental health and wellbeing, ergonomics, occupational hygiene; occupational safety: safety culture, OSH management system, safety training, risks asessment, etc., update the trend of development, science technology, policies and laws in the field of OSH.

In addition, the delegation of VNNIOSH also participated in activities such as visiting booths at the OSH exhibition, meeting with KOSHA delegation; exchange information and seek cooperation opportunities with other member organizations from Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, etc.

After a period of interruption due to COVID-19 pandemic and shifting to virtual conference, the annual confrence this year is a message of solidarity and determination to overcome difficulities to all members of APOSHO towards the goal of building and developing a growing organization. APOSHO 36 is considered an opportunity for member organizations to directly meet, exchange and update information of OSH from countries in the Asia-Pacific region and some other regions in the world, strengthen the connections and stronger cooperation, contributing to protecting worker’s health, ensuring safer and healthier workplaces.