08 September 2017
The APOSHO 32 Conference is held on 8th September 2017 at Novotel Singapore. The welcome address was given by Mr Ameerali Abdeali, Chairman APOSHO 32, followed by opening remarks from Mr Law Chi Meng, General Secretary APOSHO. The guest of honor, Mr Sam Tan, Minister of State, Ministry of Manpower gave an opening address welcoming all delegates.
Mr Tan confirmed the view that Vision Zero requires a commitment by all and is one of the cornerstones for OSH progression. He further added that 'Every life matters and every accident is preventable'. It is definitely a powerful statement for all OSH professionals to bear in mind at all times.
The conference theme was focusing on 4 key areas; 1) Risk management and its technique, 2) Using technological advancement for safety education and Design for Safety, 3) Improving Businesses using Behavioral Based Techniques and Integrating Safety into Business Models, 4) Health and wellness in the workplace.
A presentation by Korea Industrial Safety Association (KISA), Mr Hong In-pyo introduced Virtual Reality (VR) technology through integration of 3D programs, simulation tool and game engine to create construction educational safety program to identify potential hazardous environment.
In another presentation by Occupational Safety and Health Council, Hong Kong SAR, Miss Alice Lam shared the types of health-related issues such as obesity and mental disorders. She also shared the implemented health promotion programs such as Joyful@Healthy Workplace Campaign to promote wellbeing focusing on healthy eating, physical activity and mental well-being.