TOSH joins southern border parties to organize safety and occupational health events, promoting workplace safety standards.
On November 17, 2020, Deputy Labour Minister Prof. Narumon Pinyosinwat reported that the Occupational Safety and Health Project of Thailand (Safety Thailand) is a project that the Ministry of Labour has undertaken in response to the Thailand 4.0 policy, in which the Thai government, under the leadership of Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha, has determined as an urgent agenda for reform, for the Ministry of Labour. The project aims to create safety and good health for all workers in all sectors by integrating ministries and related agencies’ missions. The Thailand Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Public Organization) or TOSH has worked closely with the Songkhla Labour Protection and Welfare Office, the Surat Thani Safety Center Area 8, and the Songkhla Safety Center Area 9. Together, they organized such activities in response to the “Safety Thailand” policy, with all network parties’ participation to promote and resolve occupational safety, health, and environmental problems in the workplace. The project also aims to create a preventive culture to provide all workers with safety and good health, leading to sustainable well-being.
In the past week, a seminar on Occupational Safety and Health in the Southern Region in Songkhla was commenced under the theme “Forward Culture of Prevention for Safety Thailand 2021: Creating a Preventive Thai Culture Towards Sustainable Occupational Safety, Health, and Wellbeing for 2021.” President of the Institute for Occupational Safety, Health and Environment (TOSH) General Aphichat Saengrungrueng chaired the opening ceremony. Deputy Governor of Songkhla, Mrs. Suriyaphon Na Songkhla, welcomed the participants at the Siam Oriental Hotel Hat Yai, Songkhla.
Activities at the event included academic seminars and exhibitions on safety topics such as conformity assessment, relevant laws, establishments, safely storing dangerous chemicals, job analysis for safety, and a discussion on the “Safety for trust; recovering the economy in the south from Covid-19”. Over 300 people participated in the event, which shared knowledge about laws related to establishments, hazardous chemical storage, and job analysis for safety. The event promotes participants to improve their occupational safety, health, and work environment potential to cultivate safety awareness in the workplace and apply knowledge to work practices, and expand the training for business operators to be aware of.
“Promoting occupational safety and health is a must. This is to prevent accidents and create order in the workplace. Such efforts must begin with building understanding, awareness, and implementation to benefit the organization sustainably. The next event is scheduled in Chiang Mai during January 2021 for employers, employees, companies, educational institutions, government, and private agencies, including the general public. For those interested, you can view the details and apply at www.tosh.or.th or ask for more details at 0 2448 9111,” the Deputy Labour Minister concluded.
Source: Ministry of Labour