International Workshop for Occupational Safety & Health 2017 (IWOSH2017)

National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan

JNIOSH will organize the International Workshop for Occupational Safety & Health in order to establish effective strategy to decrease labour accidents and diseases. We will invite some special speakers of governmental institute for Health & Safety from UK and USA and would like to discuss about on-going and future strategy, the regulatory philosophy, its effects on the decrease of fatalities and casualties, acceptable risk etc.

1. Place

JNIOSH(Kiyose District)

2. Date

15th and 16th of February 2017

3. Chairman and Key note speakers

 Mr. Nic Rigby (HM Principal Inspector, Health & Safety Executive (HSE))
 Dr. Hongwei Hsiao (Chief, Protective Technology Branch, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH))
 Professor Mitsuru Arai (University of Tokyo (UOT)) (Chairman of this WS)
 Professor Masayoshi Nakamura (Tokyo Institute of Technology (TIT))
 Mr. Tomoki Natsui (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW))
 Professor Takenori Mishiba (Kindai University (KU))
 Mr. Takanori Kawashima (Japan Industrial Safety & Health Association (JISHA))
 Dr. Takehiro Matsunaga (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST))
 Dr. Yasuo Toyosawa (Director General, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan (JNIOSH))

4. Secretariat

Professor Nakamura (TIT), Dr. Ohdo, Dr. Yamaguma, Mr. Hino, Dr. Yoshikawa, Dr. Takahashi, Dr. Kikkawa (JNIOSH)

5. Programme

16th Feb 2017 – Opened Workshop –

Time Presenter Contents (draft)
9:30 Opening ceremony
9:40 ~ 10:15 Prof. Mitsuru Arai
Chemical Industries and their Risks
10:15 ~ 10:50 Mr. Tomoki Natsui
Occupational Safety and Health Administration in Japan - With a focus on how we should look at risks
10:50 ~ 11:25 Mr. Takanori Kawashima
JISHA’s Concept about “Risk”
11:25 ~ 12:00 Dr. Takehiro Matsunaga
Physical Hazard Evaluation of Chemicals
12:00 ~ 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 ~ 13:35 Mr. Nic Rigby
The Regulatory Strategy in Great Britain - Construction & the Olympics
13:35 ~ 14:10 Dr. Hongwei Hsiao
A Model for Occupational Safety:
Strategy, Research, Practice and Regulation
14:10 ~ 14:45 Prof. Takenori Mishiba
Risk assessment from a legislative perspective:
The relationship between characteristics of laws and policies and the concept of risk in various countries
14:45 ~ 15:20 Prof. Masayoshi Nakamura
Safety Management & Safety Goal of Chemical Plants in Japan
15:20 ~ 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 ~ 17:00 Panel Discussion by all presenters
Chairman: Prof. Mitsuru Arai (UOT)

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