2019 Occupational Safety & Health Week to Stress Importance of Safety & Health
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2019 Occupational Safety & Health Week to Stress Importance of Safety & Health
Ceremony to observe 2019 Occupational Safety & Health Week will take place at COEX on July 1

03(Wed), Jul, 2019




President Park Du-yong of Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency. (Photos: KOSHA)



A poster to publicize the upcoming 2019 Occupational Safety & Health Week will take place from July 1 to July 5.




The 2019 Occupational Safety & Health Week will take place from July 1 to July 5 under the catchphrase, “Safety, to be Observed Together, Rights, to be Enjoyed by Everyone.”


The first week of every July has been designed Occupational Safety and Health Week since 1968. Health Day falls on the first Monday of the week to emphasize the importance of OHS.


A ceremony to observe the 2019 Occupational Safety & Health Week will be held at COEX on July 1. The event will be hosted by the Ministry of Employment and Labor (MOEL) and organized by the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA). The 2019 Korea International Safety and Health Show will be held at COEX from July 1 to July 4.


An occupational safety and health seminar will take place at COEX conference room from July 1 to July 5. A session for best practices on safety and health will be held at COEX conference room from July 1 to July 5.





Lee Cheol-woo, director in charge of management at Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA) and Vice Minister Mungunchimeg Sanjaa of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection (MLSP) pose after they signed a deal on the extending of a technological agreement on occupational safety and health in Ulan Bator on May 20.




KOSHA Agrees to Extend Deal on Occupational Safety & Health with MLSP


Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA) agreed to extend a technological agreement on occupational safety and health with the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection (MLSP) in Ulan Bator on May 20.


Under the extended deal, the two institutions will make continued efforts to prevent industrial disasters by exchanging experts on occupational safety and health, offering education and technology consulting and exchanging technology information and data.


Since 2003 when the agreement was signed, 103 MLSP officials have so far participated in training sessions, while 47 KOSHA experts have been dispatched to Mongolia to promote collaboration like its help in the establishment of the act on occupational safety and health.


Meanwhile, KOSHA also signed a similar technology agreement with the Generalized Agency for Specialized Inspection (GASI).


Under the agreement, both countries plan to implement joint projects to promote occupational safety and health such as exchanges of experts and technology information.





Manual for Prevention of Industrial Disasters at Small Worksites


KOSHA plans to distribute a booklet for the prevention of fires and explosions at small- and medium-sized worksites.


The booklet is designed to introduce core steps to prevent industrial accidents to small worksites with insufficient safety manpower and reduce deaths, caused by industrial disasters by removing vulnerabilities of fires and explosions.


The manual is divided into six themes – the understanding of phenomena of fires and explosions, ways of grabbing harmful and dangerous substances, key countermeasures against substances and equipment with high probability of accidents, major safety devices of chemical facilities, preventive steps against natural disasters and weather, and fire, explosion and leakage accident cases.


The book, arranged with a focus on substances and materials related to frequent accidents based on data on industrial disasters, is a resource to work out countermeasures against fires and explosions by enhancing the technological understanding of worksites.


A KOSHA official said the booklet is hoped to contribute to reducing deaths related to industrial accidents by helping small-sized worksites establish steps to ensure occupational safety and health and offer education.





   
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