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Title: The system and human resources for occupational health in Thailand - For Japanese enterprises to manage proper occupational health activities at overseas workplaces
Authors: Nanae Fukai
Ko Hiraoka
Shigeyuki Kajiki
Yuichi Kobayashi
Chatchai Thanachokswang
Sara Arphorn
Msamichi Uehara
Shigemoto Nakanishi
Koji Mori
Brother Industries, Ltd.
HOYA Corporation
Komatsu Ltd.
Mahidol University
University of Occupational and Environmental Health
Federation of National Public Service Personnel Mutual Aid Associations
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2018
Citation: Journal of UOEH. Vol.40, No.1 (2018), 33-44
Abstract: © The University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan, 2018. We collected information necessary for conducting occupational health activities in Thailand with regard to occupational safety and health management systems (OSHMS). Based on an information collection check sheet developed in our previous research, we conducted a literature research and visited four local business bases, one ISO certification body and two higher educational institutions. The legal framework concerning occupational health in Thailand consists of the Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Act of 2011 and 13 ordinances from the Ministry of Labor under that act. The original OSHMS standards for Thailand have been published, and the number of companies, especially large ones, introducing systems conforming to these standards has increased in recent years. For occupational health specialists, there are training programs for specialized occupational health physicians, professional safety officers and occupational nurses. Professional safety officers also play a central role in occupational health in the workplace. In Thailand, it is necessary to ensure compliance with related acts and regulations, and to conduct voluntary activities that satisfy workplace conditions as based on the OSHMS standards. Additionally, to improve occupational health performance, it is essential to use high-quality external services and/or occupational health professionals. Headquarters of Japanese companies have considered taking countermeasures such as recommending active use of professional safety officers, as well as issuing global standards.
ISSN: 0387821X
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2018

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