The Asia-Pacific Occupational Safety and Health Organization (APOSHO) is an international body
The Asia-Pacific Occupational Safety and Health Organization (APOSHO) is an international body composed of non-profit professional organizations devoted to the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases. Although full membership is given to non-governmental organizations in the Asia-Pacific region, any occupational safety and health organizations, even in the regions other than the Asia-Pacific, can join the APOSHO as associate or affiliate members.The first APOSHO Annual Conference took place in Singapore in August 1985 by the suggestion of chairperson of the National Safety Council of Australia. It was called initially "the Coordinating Committee of Asia-Pacific National Safety Councils" and later in 1992 renamed as now at the 8th Annual Conference. Members as of 2020 : 39 organizations from 21 different countries or districts. Two or more member organizations from Australia, China, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Mauritius, Thailand, Vietnam, etc. respectively.
The annual conference of the APOSHO is held by turns on voluntary basis. Main programs include keynote and parallel sessions in which distinguished experts and delegates of participant organizations deliver speeches; confirmation of the minutes of previously-held annual conference; activity report of each APOSHO member organizations during the last one year; decision on the venue of next annual conferences; report of the results of the committee meetings; and hand-over of APOSHO secretariat.