Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Global Occupational Health and Safety - Japan

Occupational Health and Safety is just as important in other countries. This month we are showcasing Japan's efforts to keep their working environment safe.

JNIOSH is actively conducting scientific research in order to contribute to administration of the government and for workers in industry, by eliminating industrial accidents and diseases, promoting workers health, and creating a safe and comfortable working environment.

JNIOSH's main principles:

1) To conduct comprehensive and interdisciplinary research on industrial safety and health based on the long history of the NIIS and the NIIH.

2) To contribute to governmental activities in their efforts to prepare laws, regulations, technical standards, guidelines, etc., and to investigate and prevent industrial accidents.

3) To promote collaborative studies with universities and public institutions, in order to perform effective and efficient research, to maintain an advanced research and technical level, and to innovate research activities.

4) To actively collect research needs from workplaces, disseminate research findings to academic and professional societies, and provide developing countries and organizations with technical support.

For more info:
Japan Industrial Safety and Health Association (JISHA)
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan (JNIOSH)
Japan Advanced Information Center of Safety and Health (JAISH)
Japan Society of Occupational Health (Journal)
University of Occupational and Environmental Heath, Japan (UOEH)


  1. Good that there is an entity that is conducting such research. Mean while, risk management is the great way to prevent company related injuries and accidents. In which you can identify risk and will able to take some steps to eliminate such risk.

  2. I agree Pearl, risk management is always the best way to prevent workplace injuries.



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