The First-Ever China-U.S. Occupational Health Symposia

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) has announced it will jointly hold the first-ever China-U.S. Occupational Health Symposia with the National Center for International Cooperation in Work Safety, SAWS, China (NCICS). The symposia will take place on Sept. 15-16, 2015 in Shanghai, China, and 400 OHS professionals are expected to attend.

The theme of the symposia will be “Exploring Challenges and Opportunities in Occupational Health.” According to a report, attendees will learn best practices from the United States and other developed countries, explore new paths of occupational health for China, and foster relevant industries.

AIHA President Daniel H. Anna said: “it is imperative that we share our education and best practices with countries that may be facing challenges in occupational health.”

Besides Anna, participants in the symposia are expected to include the leaders of OSHA and NIOSH, as well as representatives of Human Factors Center of Excellence for Exxon Mobil Corporation, the director-general of the Department of Occupational Health in China’s State Administration of Work Safety, and others in the industry.