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2011년도 안전보건공단 영문 브로슈어

2011년도 안전보건공단 영문 브로슈어
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    2011년도 안전보건공단 영문 브로슈어 2011년도 안전보건공단 영문 브로슈어 Document Transcript

    • SAFETY,whereyour happinessbegins Your hard work does not go unnoticed. The dreams you have are truly inspiring. KOSHA knows the value of your hard work and your inspiring dreams, their impact on peoples lives today, and their ability to bring about a better tomorrow. That is why we are doing our utmost to ensure your safety and health at every turn. KOSHA is helping to bring about true happiness for workers throughout Korea.
    • I Corporate Identity I
    • "Safety & Health Agency" is KOSHAs new name Under the rapidly changing domestic and foreign business environment, we established our new CI to state our disire to move one step closer to our customers. In order to make it easier for people to remember and recognize our name, we chose Safety & Health Agency. In addition, our motto Preventing Occupational Accidents specifically states our area of activity. The meaning of the symbol The cross pattern of Safety & Health Agencys symbol represents the friendly image of a nationally loved agency with the motif of Safety and Protection and Health and Happiness. The curvature symbolizes the agencys goal to respect life in a dynamic and friendly way, while representing our mission to serve our customers with all our hearts as we hold them in the safety of our hands. The green color signifies safety and health while the blue color imports credibility and professionalism.
    • More than safety,we ensure everlasting hope
    • Hope Morning 7:30 a.m. Whenever a sturdy building is constructed or a new road is built, life becomes easier and more enriched for so many. Everyday you are helping to build a more convenient and affluent world at industrial sites across Korea. KOSHA is dedicated to standing by you every step of the way. Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency 04▶05
    • More than safety,we desire your happiness
    • Smile Daytime 10:00 a.m. You brighten peoples day with your smile, and leave a lasting impression on them with your dedication. Throughout the work day, your kind smile imparts real warmth and generosity upon everyone. KOSHA is always there to make sure your smile stays true. Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency 06▶07
    • More than safety,we make it worthwhile
    • Pride Afternoon 3:00 p.m. You build new ships that will sail around the world by combining your unique skills with your years of experience. Even during the hottest time of the day you work relentlessly to advance the future of Koreas shipbuilding industry. KOSHA is always there to ensure all your hard work is worthwhile and valued. Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency 08▶09
    • More than safety,we help bring about a better tomorrow
    • Dream Evening 6:00 p.m. As the great plants that beat like a strong heart turns the dream of becoming tomorrows powerful nation in energy into realization, your passion and hard work day and night, even during the weekends are what will bring about a brighter tomorrow for your future. KOSHA is always there to maintain your hopes for a brighter future. Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency 10▶11
    • I Message from the President I
    • Safety, where your happiness begins Korea is the largest shipbuilding country in the world. It is also an industrialized nation leading the world in semi-conductors, automobiles, electronics, the internet and many others. Korea was selected to host the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics because it successfully hosted the 2011 IAAF Championships in Daegu, the 2002 World Cup, and the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. With our presence in the international sporting arena, Korea is undergoing a great transition to becoming a leading country in the world. To make Korea a truly advanced nation, the culture of our society should value not only the level of economic development but also the importance of human lives. Only when these values are given proper attention, we will be able to realize a safe society. However, there are still too many accidents happening in our workplaces.KOSHA works Last year, approximately 98,000 people fell victims to occupational accidents, and 2,200 people die due to these accidents every year. The levelwith you to of safety in Korea is one of the lowest among OECD nations. Also, the economic losses due to these accidents well exceed 17.6 trillion won a year. Accidents occurring at work cause great loss to not only the victims andmake healthier family but also to the workplaces and the nation as a whole. Preventing occupational accidents is our common responsibility as well as the society’ sand safer greatest challenge. It will not be possible for Korea to further upgrade its presence in the international area without reducing injuries and illnesses atworkplaces work. KOSHA is doing its best to realize the precious values of safety and health, which are the basis of our national development. We are making multifaceted efforts to prevent accidents, including the development of various prevention programs. With“Watchful, Careful Korea”as the slogan of KOSHA’ safety s culture campaign, we are conducting a nation-side campaign to promote safety culture with the participation of the general public. Recently, KOSHA renamed our agency as“Safety and Health Agency”to take one step closer to our customers. The launch of a new name and the CI will help KOSHA take a new step forward. We will continue to provide the best safety and health services that will touch the people’ hearts with s professionalism and creativity. We will also be thoroughly prepared for both the internal and external changes in the safety and health environment. Also we will keep our promise of ensuring the health and lives of workers by reaching the same safety levels as other advanced nations. Thank you. President _ Baek, Hun Ki Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency 12▶13
    • I Achievement Highlights IWorking hard for a better future CONTINOUS DECREASE INCREASE STRENGTHENED IN INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT RATE IN CUSTOMER SATISFACTION ETHICAL MANAGEMENT 0.69% 89.9 Point 2009·2010 Selected as an excellent organization on an integrity survey carried out by the Anti-corruption & Civil Rights Commission Selected as the top organization in corruption prevention by the Anti- corruption & Civil Rights Commission
    • Safety, where your happiness beginsKOSHA has done a great deal in various aspects to build a strong society by protecting the health and lives ofworkers. ● Thanks to the sustained efforts over the years, Koreas industrial accident rate has continued to fall.● Additionally, by pursuing customer satisfaction management, our customer satisfaction rate is steadilyincreasing and having been elected as a chair institution of ISSA Culture Prevention Subcommittee, our statusin the international society is also rising to a higher level. ● KOSHA has also strengthened ethicalmanagement and community services to fulfill its social responsibility as a corporate citizen, further reinforcingthe trust the customers and local communities have in the organization. EXPANDED INVIGORATION OF COMMUNITY TECHNICAL SUPPORT FOR GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SERVICE ACTIVITIES INDUSTRIAL SITES 18,257 hours 881,475 places 2009 Hosted the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2011 Elected as a chair institution of ISSA Culture Prevention Subcommittee※ ISSA(International Social Security Association) * 700,000 service industry Safety+(plus) support offices included Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency 14▶15
    • Protectingthe safety and welfare ofKorean workers
    • Safety, where your happiness beginsA Korean Organization Specializing in the Prevention of Industrial AccidentsFounded in December 1987, KOSHA has pursued a mission to protect the lives and health of all workers andcommitted to preventing industrial accidents for the safety and health of the workers.Active in a wide range of projects, such as the development and distribution of new safety and healthmanagement techniques, the introduction of safety certification systems, the expansion of expert training andthe promotion of safety issues for Koreans, KOSHA has grown as a world-class organization which specializesin the prevention of industrial accidents.Increasing Management Efficiency through Continuous InnovationEvery KOSHA employee works hard to provide the very best safety and health services based on leadingexpertise and creativity. Based around its headquarters, consisting of 9 departments and 4 teams, KOSHAoperates 6 regional offices, 17 area offices and four safety support centers. In total it has 1,300 employees. In2010, KOSHA restructured its organizational model to focus on jobs. It also launched the Department forAccident Prevention in the Service Industry, while establishing a corporate culture where the abilities andachievements of employees are always highly respected and recognized. Through these ongoing innovativemeasures, KOSHA is increasing its management efficiency.Leading the Development of the Worlds Occupational Safety and Health FieldKOSHA has concentrated its capabilities on the globalization of occupational safety and health by forgingtechnological partnerships with many different countries. In addition, it has hosted various internationalconferences and seminars. In 2008 it held the 18th World Congress on Safety and Health at Work in Seoul alongwith the ILO and the International Social Security Association (ISSA), accelerating international exchanges andcooperation in technology and information regarding industrial safety and health. A year later, KOSHAwaselected as a chair institution at ISSA and led the foundation of the Culture Prevention Subcommittee,reinforcing the reputation of a global specialized agency in occupational safety and health.Growing as a Specialized Organization Trusted by CustomersBased on the expertise and technology that KOSHA has accumulated, it will expand its position as anorganization which specializes in the prevention of industrial accidents by designing and conducting all of itsprojects with a focus on its customers. KOSHA will also further reinforce its organizational capabilities to meetthe highest demands of its customers. Technical Industrial Manpower Property Rights (as of November 2011) (as of November 2011) ■ Technical experts 365 ■ Certified engineers 678 ■ Patents 62 ■ Utility models 19 ■ Ph. D. holders 65 ■ M. A holders 410 ■ Designs 2 ■ Labels 13 kinds, 35 cases ■ Medical specialists 9 Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency 16▶17
    • I KOSHA Story IInnovative measures needed to protectworkers and maintain workplace safetyFor over 20 years, KOSHA has consistenly overcome challengesand implemented innovative measures to protect workes andmaintain workplace safety. ● It has done this across the nation in 1991~1994order to realize its goal of healthy workers and a strong societywhich has led to a decrease in industrial accident rates and a risein customer satisfaction. ● KOSHA will stand by the employeesat all workplaces across Korea just as it has done for more thantwo decades. 1987~1990 Take-off Phase Aug. 1992 Tripartite meeting to bring about low-cost, highly effective, zero-accident worksites held Pre-development Phase Aug. 1993 10.1 million people participated in Dec. 1987 Korea Occupational Safety Agency Zero-Accident Signature-Seeking (now KOSHA) established Campaign, which sought to Jul. 1989 Occupational Safety and Health mobilize 10 million signers Research Institute established Nov. 1993 1st Occupational Saety and Health Award held KOSHA was established in December 1987 to ensure the comprehensive and systematic prevention of In the take-off phase, KOSHA came up with low- industrial accidents. Over that time, it has laid the cost, highly effective methods to prevent industrial foundation for Industrial accident prevention activities accidents, conducted R&D on safety and health, by operating intensive programs. For example, expanded inspections of dangerous macihnery KOSHA has provided plans to improve safety and and equipment, and carried out a Zero-Accident health at workplaces, improved conditions in Signature-Seeking Campaign, which sought to unsatisfactory working environments, prevented mobilize 10 million signers. The Zero-Accident accidents at construction sites, and expanded safety Signature-Seeking Campaign, carried out for and health training for both labor and management. 12months from August 1992, was successful in At the same time, it has focused on the expansion of greatly raising Koreans awareness with respect to infrastructure, including programs, systems, and the importance of industrial accident prevention manpower for preventing industrial accidents. and safety.
    • Safety, where your happiness begins 2009~ 1999~2008 2nd Take-off Phase Jan. 2009 Renamed Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency Mar. 2009 Awarded the right to host the 2015 ICOH 2009. 2010 Selected as the top organization in corruption prevention by the Anti-1995~1998 Growth and corruption & Civil Rights Commission 2009. 2010 Service industrial disaster Development Phase prevention office establishedAcceleration Phase Dec. 1999 12th Anniversary of KOSHAs Sep. 2011 Achieved top grade on managementAug. 1995 Plate-hanging ceremony at Safety establishment / CI Prolamation evaluations of public institutions Culture Center Ceremony held Oct. 2011 Elected as a chair institution of ISSAOct. 1995 1st Safety Culture Promotion Nov. 2000 Arrangement in Mutual Recognition Culture Prevention Subcommittee Convention held of Occupational Safety and Health Dec. 2011 New CI proclaimed Acronym SafetyDec. 1995 Center for Safety and Health Management System signed and Health Agency declared Research completed between KOSHA and BVQIAug. 1996 Launching ceremony held for Joint Jul. 2002 Electromagnetic Wave Lab completed A New CI was declared in 2011 with the slogan Safety Inspection Team for Mar. 2003 Jeju Area Office opened Preventing Industrial Accidents in order to be Construction Sites Sep. 2004 Winner of the National productivity reborn into a specialized agency in industrialMay 1997 Completion of Training Center for Award accident prevention, growing together with the Contruction Safety Experience Nov. 2006 30,000"Clan Workplaces"recognized people. KOSHA is actively practicing strategies Oct. 2007 5,000th S Mark given out that are goal-oriented, cooperation-oriented,Sep. 1997 Completion of Industrial Chemicals creative-oriented, participation-oriented, to protect Research Center Nov. 2007 Hosted the Conference for Safety the health and lives of workers.Sep. 1997 Launching ceremony held for and Health Professional 100-day intensive plan to reduce Organization in Asia. industrial accidents Dec. 2007 20th Anniversary of KOSHAsDec. 1997 Presentation ceremony for KOSHAs extablishment Safety Certification Mark Jun. 2008 18th World Congress on Safety and (S-Mark) No. 1 Health at Work held / Adoption ofApr. 1998 14th APOSHO annual conference held Seoul Declaration on Safety and in Seoul, Korea Health at Work Jul. 2008 Certification of KOSHA 18001 No. 400When KOSHA moved its headquarters fromIncheon to Bupyeong, it helped bring about a new In order to gain even greater trust from customersmomentum for growth. Since then it has been as an organization that specializes in theable to establish voluntary management systems prevention of industrial accidents, KOSHAin Korea by conducting programs such as S-Mark redesigned its customer-oriented work process.(safety certification for industrial equipment) and Since 2001, it has strengthened the prevention ofKOSHA 18001 (an occupational safety and health occupational diseases, expanded the developmentmanagement system), launching the Safety and distribution of skills to improve workingCulture Center, finishing work on the Center for environments, and operated a Clean WorkplaceSafety and health Research, extablishing a Safety Program. In addition, KOSHA has been able toCertification Center, and conducting numerous provide systems and technology internationally,safety culture campaigns. giving it a chance to global leadership. Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency 18▶19
    • I Vision & Goal IA Professional Agency Working with thePublic to Prevent Accidents at Work
    • Safety, where your happiness beginsIn order to take the second leap forward through a groundbreaking paradigm shift, the Safety & HealthAgency has established a new vision and objectives, initiative and mission. The new vision of the Safety &Health Agency is to stand as a Specialized agency in industrial accident prevention, growing together with thepeople.In addition, the newly established objectives is to reduce the loss of work days, fatalities and accident rates by6% per year and thereby decreasing the industrial accident rate to 0.5%, the level of advanced countries, by theyear 2014. In order to attain these vision and objectives, the Safety &Health Agency has set strategies thatfocuses on goals and outcome, collaborative network, creative workplaces and workers involvement.Also, we have decided to promote six strategies, concentrating on preventing accidents in each type ofbusinesses, establishing voluntary safety and health systems, enhancing occupational health activities,promoting advancement in the safety culture, expanding infrastructures forthe future, and lastly boostingorganizational capabilities in preventing industrial accidents.We will with no doubt succeed in achievingour mission and goal of lowering industrial accident rates byeffectively and efficiently carrying out strategic missions MISSON We protect the lives and health of workers VISION Koreas leading occupational safety and health agency KOSHA FOCUSES ON Goals and outcome Collaborative network Creative worplaces Workers’ involvement Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency 20▶21
    • Industrial Accident Rates by Year
    • We will raise Koreas prestige aroundthe world by reducing the nationsoccupational accident rate to the levelof advanced countriesKOSHA puts the highest value on the safety and health of each and every worker in Korea and workstirelessly to prevent industrial accidents across the country. With the belief that a lower accident rate ofKorea upgrades the nations reputation, KOSHA will concentrate all its capabilities on achieving an industrialaccident rate of 0.5% by 2014.
    • I Business Areas ISAFETY,where your happiness beginsBased on its leading expertise and its strong spirit of service, KOSHA is deploying businesses inindustrial safety, occupational health, and safety certification targeting workplaces and workersin the field of manufacture, construction, and service. ● It also provides a wide range ofeducational programs on safety and health, develops and distributes media and materials, andconcentrates on safety and health-related R&D. ● KOSHA is active in its promotionalactivities and in helping to form a safe culture in order to raise Koreas awareness of safety andhealth issues as it continues to strengthen its ties to international cooperative efforts. ● Thefollowing is an introduction to KOSHAs business areas, which collectively strengthen safetyand health measures in all workplaces.
    • Safety, where your happiness begins Creation of Safe Workplaces Promoting Workers Health Prevention of Accidents at Construction Sites Service Industry Safety+(PLUS) Training & Media Service Advancement of Safety Culture International Cooperation Safety Certification Occupational Safety and Health Management System (KOSHA 18001) Research & Development Strengthening Cooperation with Safety and Health PartnershipsKorea Occupational Safety and Health Agency 24▶25
    • I Creations of Safe Workplaces ICreating safe and enjoyable workplacesKOSHA is conducting a number of projects to prevent industrial accidents in each workplace, through intensive management ofaccidents, demonstration projects to self-manage the hazard and risk factors, verification and review of manufacturing hazardsand risk prevention plans, technical support for preventing accidents in the shipbuilding industry, certification of safety and healthmanagement system (KOSHA 18001), verification and review of Process Safety Management (PSM). KOSHA is continuouslymaking the effort to build a safe and comfortable workplace, such as supporting improvement costs up to 150 billion wons peryear in investments into accident prevention facilities and promoting a clean workplace, especially at small scale workplaces.
    • I Safety, where your happiness begins I■ Clean Workplace Program facilities are being established. KOSHA mandates Based on risk assessment consulting for companies the submission of work plans so that it can review with fewer than 50 employees, KOSHA provides and monitor their execution. financial support to carry out safety improvement measures. ■ Preventing Accidents in the Shipbuilding Industry■ Loans for Industrial Accident In order to prevent fundamental disasters in the Prevention Facilities workplaces of shipbuilding and repairing industries KOSHA provides loans to small and medium-sized where disasters often occur due complicated work companies that cannot finance safety and health processes, we are providing systematic technical facility improvements. It offers long-term, low- and educational support that is most suitable to the interest loans for investment in facilities to prevent characteristics of each type of business and as such industrial accidents. contribute to the prevention of industrial disasters.■ Intensive Support for the Prevention of ■Safety and Health Management System Accidental Disasters (KOSHA 18001) KOSHA provides packaged support which includes It is a voluntary safety and health system in order to intensive identification of risk factors for the systematically promote the activities of disaster prevention of three frequent industrial accidents - prevention and reduce company losses. Following falls, crushes, and trips - in accident-prone are a number of procedures to achieve them: industries that have fewer than 50 employees, while business owner promote a safety and health policy also suggesting measures for improvement. In under a voluntary management plan, stipulate action addition, it provides technical data services, loans guidelines and standard details of reflected policy and financial support to applicants for facility plans, periodically self-evaluate the performances of improvement funds, safety inspections, and the safety and health plan that were carried out and educational support. make improvements.■ Self-Management of Hazard and Risk Factors ■ Verification and Review of PSM In a pilot project for self-management of hazard and We contribute in preventing critical industrial risk factors, labor and management voluntarily disasters at work places in high hazard and risk identify and improve the causes of accidents and facilities such as petrochemical plants having high occupational diseases on the basis of risk possibilities of critical industrial disasters by assessment. mandating them to report PSM which specifies the processing of the safety data, evaluation of dangers in the process, planning of safe operation and■ Review and Verification of Manufactur- emergency procedures, then verifying and reviewing ing Hazard and Risk Prevention Plans them. In order to guarantee a site’ safety prior to s construction at a place where accident-prone Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency 26▶27
    • I Promoting Worker’s Health IWorkers health comes firstOur focus is to ensure employees work in a clean environment with healthier minds and bodies, by educating theproper methods of handling toxic substance safely, establishing clean working environments, promoting variousoccupational health businesses to prevent occupational diseases such as musculoskeletal disorders through theimprovement of employee health care.
    • I Safety, where your happiness begins IWorkers’ Health Care■ Supporting the costs of inspecting work environments and special physical examinations We support the costs of inspecting work environments and special physical examinations for employees in order to prevent occupational diseases and to eliminate hazard factors, such as dangerous chemical substances, noises, and dust, among others.■ Supporting professional technologies for reducing exposure to hazardous factors and levels We support technologies for improving the fundamental working environment where hazardous factors such as chemical substances, noises and dust are exceeding safe exposure levels, and as such prevent the outbreak of occupational diseases by decreasing the worker exposure to hazardous factors.■ Supporting technologies for workplaces that are concerned about occupational diseases We provide various supporting technologies for worker health care. We prevent occupational cancer through technical support in workplaces which handle carcinogenic substances including asbestos and also prevent acute poisoning and suffocation through technical support in sealed works spaces and primary processes that handle chemical substances.■ Monitoring project for occupational health problem By establishing and operating networks with professional occupational health institutions, we provide proactive technical support in the workplaces that are vulnerable to outbreaks of occupational diseases. Also we contribute in improving the quality of the revaluations of the inspection results in the working environment.Promoting good physical health of employees■ Supporting the costs for activities to promote employee health and expanding participating workplaces. We support voluntary health promoting activities by providing part of the cost for the workplaces (alliance) that are willing to promote activities to improve employee health and we seek to expand the number of workplaces participating in the promotion to prevent occupational diseases.■ Supporting prevention of musculoskeletal disorders Through risk assessment and fact finding surveys of the types of businesses that are vulnerable to outbreaks of musculoskeletal disorders, we provide comprehensive prevention activities, such as ergonomic improvements, developing informative manuals, and developing and providing data. Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency 28▶29
    • I Prevention of Accidents at Construction Sites IHelping to make construction sites safeKOSHA works on a number of programs for the prevention of construction site accidents. These range from safetymanagement during each phase of construction to technical support for the reduction of potential accidents andthe supply of an occupational safety and health management system (KOSHA 18001) that supports theestablishment of voluntary safety management systems tailored for each specific construction company.
    • I Safety, where your happiness begins I■ Review and Verification of Hazards and Risk Prevention Plans KOSHA stipulates that large construction projects (buildings 31 meters or higher and those which pose a risk for a large-scale industrial accident) submit safety and health management plans in advance so that KOSHA may review the plans and then monitor their execution.■ Support for Building a Safety and Health Management System (KOSHA 18001) To allow for a construction company to systematically manage the entire construction site through voluntary safety and health activities, KOSHA supplies it with a safety and health management system. KOSHA 18001 develops and supplies appropriate programs for three groups: clients, general construction companies, and specialized construction companies. The result of this has been a significant decrease in accidents over the years and a lower accident rate at general construction companies.■ Calculation and Announcement of Accident Rates of Korean Construction Companies In order to prevent accidents at construction sites by raising safety awareness for construction company owners, KOSHA calculates accident rates at Koreas top 1,000 construction compaines based on the appraised value of the construction projects they handle. When each companys accident rate is calculated, a 10-fold heavier weight is placed on the number of people who die over those who are injured in construction accidents in the previous year, with the results announced on July 1 of every year. These figures are also submitted to major public organizations including the Public Procurement Service so that they may be used when the government initiates the bidding process for construction projects.■ Intensive Management to Prevent Accidents As people are constantly working at different heights in the construction industry, over 46% of total accidental deaths are caused by workers falling. Thus, KOSHA identifies construction sites with a high risk of falling and provides timely technical support, while also giving technical support for construction sites that pose other significant risks for major accidents such as potential collapses, explosions, or fires. Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency 30▶31
    • I Service Industry Safety+(PLUS) ISafe service industry makes our society saferWith the increase of service industries in our economy industrial accidents of workers are also increasing. KOSHAis undertaking great efforts to reduce the amount of industrial accidents in the service industry by promotingsafety culture and making service industrial workplaces safe by establishing a service industrial accidentprevention office in 2010.
    • I Safety, where your happiness begins I■ Life-long safety & health project for the service industry We discover and match stage by stage (learning-entering the workforce, founding a new business-working, doing business-living) preventive safety and health measures which are necessary for a worker occupational life and the business owner management life, promoting a Ubiquitous Safety Network together with the Ministry of Employment and Labor.■ Safety plus, service industry visiting campaign We visit small workplaces of 7 major categories of businesses in the service industry that are vulnerable to industrial accidents (building, sanitation, food, wholesale and retail sale, health care, education, rent) and provide them with information related to safety and health and conduct campaigns for them to enhance safety consciousness. We also inform them of the importance of safety and health in the service industry.■ Safety and health consulting To ensure those service industry workplaces with a high probability of disaster outbreaks establish a voluntary safety and health system, we oversee a safety and health consulting business, to provide technical support, educational support, data, and financial support.■ Provide safety and health education courses to occupational organizations We provide education on safety and health through legal occupational education courses for all occupational organizations related to the service industry to form a consensus with business owners and workers on the importance and the necessity of preventing disasters and improving safety consciousness at the workplace.Seven Major Sevice Sector for Intensive Management Complete Health Hygiene building and and Educational Wholesale Leasingand related Food facility social services and retail services services management welfare Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency 32▶33
    • I Training & Media ISupporting safety and health educationTo small and mid-sized workplaces, and those companies vulnerable to industrial accidents, KOSHA providesspecialized training services, complete with an analysis of the cause of any accidents and relevant safety measures.Alongside trained experts, KOSHA codevelops videos, animation programs, textbooks, and teaching plans for safetyand health training, which it then distributes online and offine.
    • I Safety, where your happiness begins I■ Customized Safety and Health Training by Level Centered on regional offices and area offices across the nation, KOSHA provides programs that focus on on-the-job training according to the structure of each industry or the specific characteristics of an accident. Additionally, it offers education for high-risk business owners, locally tailored education, and courses for honorary industrial safety supervisors. At the same time it provides consulting services on safety and health and supports instructors with inhouse training, while also carrying out mobile safety education and safety education through experience. In short, KOSHA is further strengthening training for those who tend to be most vulnerable to industrial accidents, including migrant workers, service industry workers, and older female workers.■ Occupational Safety and Health Training Institute (OSHTI) OSHTI operates a variety of specialized training courses for over 35,000 trainess a year, including safety and health managers and supervisors, as well as safety inspector training, job training for industrial safety supervisors, and training courses for executives. In addition, it runs courses by e- mail and through the Internet so that people can receive training anywhere and at any time. By providing people with real-life experience in their education, such as construction safety training and virtual safety training, OSHTI is further increasing the effectiveness of this kind of education.■ Development and Distribution of Safety and Health Educational Materials KOSHA develops educational materials suited to each specific industry, such as industries suffering from frequent accidents, and the forestry and service industries. At the same time it develops and distributes reference materials for each specialized area, from occupational safety, machines and electricity to chemicals, construction, and occupational health and hygiene. It also deals with material for those most vulnerable to industrial accidents, which often include worksites with less than 50 workers and migrant workers. Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency 34▶35
    • I Advancement of Safety Culture IWe make safety-oriented social atmosphereIn order to decrease the number of accidents through reinforcement of safety consciousness and safety action, KOSHA isspreading safety consciousness to the entire nation by initiating various efforts, such as promoting safety consciousnesscampaigns, spreading consumer participation safety culture businesses, improving non accident certification systems. KOSHAalso induces reinforcement of safety consciousness and safety action by conducting public relations through various mediaincluding television, radio, newspaper, and internet and providing data of safety and health that are supportive to workers andthereby contributing to the establishment of a safe atmosphere in our society and workplaces. ■ Advancement of Safety Culture KOSHA is taking the initiative in advancing OSH culture across the country through financial support for private organizations activities and the development of programs to identify any psychological problems workers are suffering from. It has also come up with a Safety Check Day and hosts many safety-related events throughout the year. ■ Support for Zero-accident Campaign In order for the zero-accident campaign, based on a respect for people, to be achieved with the participation of business owners and workers, it offers all possible support mechanisms to participating businesses, including guidelines, reference materials, certifications and awards for worksites that achieve the "no-accident period" goal. ■ Occupational Safety and health Week The 1st week of July has been designated as Occupational Safety and Health Week by KOSHA and Koreas Ministry of Labor. An annual festival is held during this time to pay homage to people in the OSH field and to offer various seminars and exhibitions, giving workers nationwide the chance to improve OSH. ■ Promotion of Public Safety and Health Awareness Through campaigns, special programs, and advertisements using various media channels, KOSHA is helping make safety issues common sense within society. It is also helping lower the number of accidents at industrial sites around Korea. ■ Online Public Service KOSHA runs its website in part as a forum to gather the diverse opinions of its customers. It also operates the site to provide a variety of in-depth information depending on the specific customers needs, while conducting diverse activities to encourage the public to have more interest in safety and health.
    • I International Cooperation IWe lead the world in establishing a preventiveculture in the spirit of the Seoul DeclarationBy successfully hosting a world-class congress on OSH, pursuing technological cooperation in accident prevention with specializedorganizations from countries around the world, and supporting the skills needed to prevent industrial accidents in Asian countries,KOSHA is contributing to the development of the regions industrial safety and health. In the future, it will continue to cooperate withthe global community.■ KOSHA, the Successful Host of the 18th World Congress on Safety and Health at Work By successfully hosting the 18th World Congress on Safety and Health at Work in 2008 in the largest scale to date, KOSHA took a major leap forward becoming a world-renowned agency working to protect the safety and health of workers. On the occasion, the first global charter on safety and health “The Seoul Declaration on Safety and Health at Work” was adopted, and KOSHA has been working to promote the Declaration in countries around the world. Also in 2009, KOSHA won the bid to host the 31st ICOH (International Commission on Occupational Health) Congress, which is the largest and most prestigious gathering of occupational health professionals. Also, the International Section of the ISSA on a Culture of Prevention was launched with the initiation of KOSHA. As the chair of the Prevention Culture Section, KOSHA will lead the way in promoting global prevention culture through technical cooperation with international partners.■ Technological Exchanges with Expert Organizations KOSHA is an international OSH organization which cooperates with some of the worlds leading organizations. To date, it has signed technological exchange agreements with 50 international organizations from 24 countries, including the International Social Security Association (ISSA), Americas National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the U.K.s Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL), Germanys Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EUOSHA), and Vietnams Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA).■ Expansion of Support for Developing Asian Nations KOSHA is continuously expanding its technical support for developing nations in Asia. As part of a cooperative project with the ILO and WHO, it supports fellowship training programs for safety and health managers from Asian countries. KOSHA also visits those nations directly to offer technical consultations, support the development of materials for safety and health training and activities, and provide safety and health facilities and equipment. As of 2011, KOSHA offers direct support to 18 countries and plans to continue expanding this support in the future. Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency 36▶37
    • I Safety Certification ISafety certification and inspection on hazardousmachinery and protective equipmentKOSHA protects peoples lives and property from industrial accidents by ensuring fundamental safety conditions are met throughthe S-Mark ( ) safety certification system for industrial machinery as well as a safety certification program ( ) for high-riskmachinery and equipment. KOSHA has also implemented a project to support the safe design and production of industrialmachinery. ■ Safety Certification KOSHAs mandatory safety certification system inspects not just the safety of products and the technical capability of manufacturers and the production process of high-risk machinery, but also protective devices and equipment. Only products which pass the fundamental safety test are allowed to be produced and supplied with the Safety Certification Mark ( ) on them. ■ Voluntary Safety Report Manufacturers themselves are compelled to check whether their products comply with safety standards on a regular basis to ensure that all products may be deemed safe at the distribution phase. ■ S-Mark Safety Certification KOSHA evaluates general industrial machines and equipment which used to be exempt from mandatory certification in a comprehensive way. The safety of machinery and equipment must comply with safety certification standards, as must the technical capability of manufacturers and the production systems. When these conditions are met, they are given KOSHAs S-Mark ( ). ■ Safety Inspections Regular safety inspections ensure safety at the user phase so that high-risk machinery and equipment continue to be operated safely. ■ Recognition of Voluntary Inspection Programs This system allows users to be exempt from mandatory safety inspections as long as they establish voluntary inspection programs that comply with the governments inspection standards of high-risk machinery and equipment as well as conduct safety efficiency tests on their own. ■ Supporting the manufacture and design of the industrial machine to be safe It is a system to secure the safety of an industrial machine by improving the risk factors during the actual usage stage and also executing a safety evaluation over general industrial machines at the design and manufacturing stage
    • I Occupational Safety and Health Management System KOSHA 18001 ISupporting voluntarysafety and health activitiesKOSHA implemented the KOSHA 18001 certification system in 1999 to establish voluntary health and safety activities in workplaces.In the 10 years since its launch, accident rates at certified workplaces have decreased by 24% on average and payments made toworkers by the Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance Fund have also decreased.■ Occupational Safety and Health Management System (KOSHA 18001) This voluntary safety and health system conducts accident prevention and corporate loss reduction activities in a systematic way by having business owners reflect safety and health policies in management policy, having them come up with detailed guidelines and standards, and getting them to go through regular inhouse evaluations of execution and to make improvements when necessary.■ Evaluation Criteria for the Certification Evaluation is performed based on 37 criteria: occupational safety and health management system area(18 items), level of safety and health activities area (13 items), and safety and health managerconsultation area (6 items).■ Outcome As business owners have expressed a strong desire for industrial accident prevention, health and safety activities have become more effective, while law-abiding practices and stable management are being maintained through the joint participation of labor and management in these activities. In addition, by quantitatively evaluating risks at workplaces, reasonable management is realized and the accident rate/work-loss rate both decrease. Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency 38▶39
    • I Research & Development IConducting R&D with the future in mindOccupational Safety and Health Research Institute of KOSHA founded in 1989 is a professional institution for the prevention of industrialaccidents and to keep the worker safe and healthy. Accidents and diseases could happen at anytime, anywhere and to anyone. All ofKorea’s best specialists in safety and health are here to prevent industrial accidents that may occur in our workplaces. The IndustrialSafety and Health Institution conducts various researches over potential risk factors that may affect workers and workplaces, such asresearches on national policies and system of safety and health, researches on improving dangerous machines to safe guard workers,researches on providing clean working places, and researches on protecting people’s health, and researches on evaluating the dangerand toxicity of hazardous chemical substances.
    • I Safety, where your happiness begins I■ Safe Management Policy Research We conduct various researches, such as improving the systems and policies for preventing accidents, linking social issues with our disaster preventing business, maximizing the result of our efforts to prevent industrial accidents. Also we establish mid to-long term goals for safety and health research and ensure the research is effective and systematic.■ Safety System Research After separating the businesses by categories of manufacturing, service, and construction, we analyze and investigate the types of factors that are harmful in each industry and based on the results of these researches projects we suggest some engineering countermeasures and develop technical guidelines in each industrial safety field.■ Occupational Environment Research We provide methods to improve occupational environment through an evaluation of the exposure on all sorts of hazardous factors which are present in the working environment and develop the guidelines then instruct the management team regarding the necessary evaluating skill thereby contributing to the improvements in productivity and worker health care.■ Research on Occupational Disease and Workers Health Through diverse research and projects, OSHRI is establishing monitoring systems for occupational diseases and epidemiologic investigations, developing manuals to control ergonomic hazards according to specific work characteristics, researching occupational stress and the occupational impact on workers health, and determining early detection methods for occupational diseases as well as developing preventive technologies and measures.■ Research on Risks and Hazards of Chemical Substances We protect the worker’s life and health from chemical substances, new hazardous factors of future industry and clarify the toxicity of harmful chemical substance and also conduct researches by evaluating dangers in order to determine the potential cause of chemical accidents in order to prevent them. Also we make every effort to prevent industrial accidents and occupational diseases by collecting internal and external chemical substance related data and providing data on MSDS.■ Analyzing Statistics of Accidents We are supporting industrial accidents prevention activities to progress more effectively and efficiently by providing scientific statistics on accidents. To achieve this, we are tracking statistics regarding the size and distribution of industrial accidents in Korea, analyzing the basic information on the cause of industrial accident, calculating the result of the worker’s health, and building a database of measurement on the occupational environment. We also conduct surveys of the working environment in order to investigate the influence of the psychosocial factors in the work place. Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency 40▶41
    • I Strengthening Cooperation through Safety and Health Partnerships IStrengthening cooperation through partnershipsKOSHA is pursuing a strategy to become a "hub agency" so that it can concentrate all of its capabilities on bringing about a countrywith healthier, safer workplaces. In line with this, it is establishing partnerships with labor and management groups, associations,local governments, public institutions, and professional organizations. As of Oct. 2011, KOSHA had signed agreements with a total305 organizations, so it is well on its way to making society safer than ever. ■ OHS Partnerships Classified by Partner ■ OHS Partnerships Classified by Sector
    • I Safety, where your happiness begins IWe achieved these results through safety & health partnershipsThe number of accidents in forestry and national highway sites which have high possibilities of disaster breakout is reduced andindustrial cities such as Ulsan and Ansan are turning into safer cities.■ Agreement with Forest Administration on Prevention of Forestry Disaster■ Realizing Zero-Accident National Highway with Ik-San National Territory Management Office■ Agreement of ‘Making a city Safe’ with City of Ulsan Made a cornerstone with a 0.7% accident rate in Ulsan city - Taking a cultural approach to the business of Making a safer city of Ulsan it increased the safety consciousness of Ulsan citizens thus logging a 0.7% industrial accident rate. Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency 42▶43
    • I Ethical Management IGaining even greater trust from customersThe world becomes a safer and more beautiful place when we share what we have together. In order to bring about a safe and happyfuture, which we can all share together, the focus of KOSHA’S managements shrategy is sharing. This can be achieved by bringsatisfaction to our customers and engaging in community services. ■ Charter of Ethics For the purpose of creating an even more ethical and trusted organization, KOSHA drew up a charter of ethics, a code of ethics, a code of conduct, and an executives integrity contract, all of which KOSHA is committed to following. ■ Ethical Management Activities With its chairman of the board at its center, KOSHAs management is conducting a whole range of ethical management activities with local communities, related organizations, and business partners. ■ Agency-wide Activities Spreading Ethical Culture KOSHA carries out activities to strengthen employee ethics by organizing joint labor/management rallies, while also putting together lectures given by celebrities and workshops. ■ Achievements Ranked No.1 in welfare and labor fund management by the Ministry of Planning and Budget (2003, 2006, 2007) Named an excellent organization on an integrity survey by the Anti-Corruption & Civil Rights Commission (2009, 2010) Named the top organization in the evaluation of corruption prevention policies by the Anti-Corruption & Civil Rights Commission (2009, 2010) Scored higher grades for five consecutive years in customer satisfaction surveys conducted by the Ministry of Strategy and Finance (2005~2009)
    • I Community Service ICreating a brighter world through sharingKOSHA carries out strategic community services with the participation of both labor and management. In addition, it is working hardto help people in need and grow alongside local communities. In short, it is doing everything it can to bring about a brighter world inwhich we share everything.■ Execution of Strategic Community Service KOSHA carries out strategic community services by dividing two types of services in order to fulfill its social responsibility as a specialized organization in industrial accident prevention. One is community service that complies with the agencys mission. An example of this is how KOSHA support safety and health activities for small businesses and improves living environments for the needy throughout local communities, such as migrant workers, teenage family heads, senior citizens who live alone, and workers and groups that have suffered from an industrial accident. The other type of community service is volunteerism. KOSHA provides physical checkups and provides a helping hand to farmers and the sale of produce by forming sister relationships with agricultural villages. Additionally, it helps under nourished children and assists in the giving out of food at social welfare facilities. Finally, KOSHA is a passionate participant in activities like "One Mountain & One River Protection," "Blood Donation of Love" and other such fundraising activities for accidents-hit areas.■ Safety Love Volunteer Group Launched in 2006, the Safety Love Volunteer Group consists of a group of volunteers at KOSHAs headquarters and volunteer groups at affiliated organizations. In order to provide the most urgently needed help at sites closest to neighboring local communities, KOSHAs headquarters operates both a general and smaller volunteer groups, while each affiliated organization also runs its own volunteer group. Members of the volunteer groups raise funds and gather donated goods to help social welfare facilities and the needy in local communities. They also pay direct visits to places and people in need of their help and labor. Korea Occupational Safety and HealthAgency 44▶45
    • 01 I Organization Chart I President Office of the Secretary Director Director Director General for General for General for Traning & Auditor Planning Technology Public Relations Construction Safety Culture & Service Industry Management Industry Accident Occupation Training &Planning Office Safety Office Certification Promotion Accident Prevention Audit Office Prevention Office Office Health Office Media Office Office Office Management Support Team Information System Team International Cooperation Team Human Resource Team ※ Headquarters 9 Dept. 4 Team
    • 02 I KOSHA Network I ■ Daegu Regional Office 19~20F, HosuBldg,. 648 Gukchaebosang-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu, Korea ☎ +82-53-609-0500 ▶ Eastern Gyeongbuk Area Office 402 POSCO-daero, Nam-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea ☎ +82-54-271-2014 ▶ Northern Gyeongbuk Area Office 312-23, 3Gongdan 1-ro, Gumi-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea ☎ +82-54-478-8000 ■ Gyeongin Regional Office 491 Gajeong-dong, Seo-gu, Incheon, Korea ☎ +82-32-570-7200 ▶ Bucheon Area Office 3F, Daeshin Plaza Bldg., 19, 265 beon-gil, Songnae-daero, Wonmi-gu, Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea ☎ +82-32-680-6500 ▶ Southern Gyeonggi Area Office■ KOSHA (Headquarters) 12~13F, Kyeonggi Small and Medium Business Center Bldg., 511 Gwongwang- 478 Munemi-ro, Bupyung-gu, Incheon, Korea ☎ +82-32-5100-500 ro, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea ☎ +82-31-259-7149▶ Occupational Safety and Health Research Institute (OSHRI) ▶ Eastern Gyeonggi Area Office 478 Munemi-ro, Bupyung-gu, Incheon, Korea ☎ +82-32-5100-761 2F, Sogok Hall Bldg., 3,17 Beon-gil, Swetgol-ro, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea ☎ +82-31-785-3300 Chemical Substances OSH Center 339 Expo-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Korea ▶ Western Gyeonggi Area Office 2F, Cental Wedding Hall Bldg., 230 Gwangdeok 4-ro,Danwon-gu, Ansan-si, ☎ +82-42-869-0300 Gyeonggi-do, Korea ☎ +82-31-481-7599▶ Occupational Safety and Health Training Institute (OSHTI) ▶ Northern Gyeonggi Area Office 478 Munemi-ro, Bupyung-gu, Incheon, Korea ☎ +82-32-5100-951 1F, Gyeonggi Northern Chamber of Commerce and IndustryBldg., 140 Chudong-ro, Uijeongbu-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea ☎ +82-31-841-4900■ Seoul Regional Office 14F, Yuhanyanghaeng Bld., 74 Noryangjin-ro, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, Korea ☎ +82-2-828-1600 ■ Gwangju Regional Office 8, 9, 11F, Trade Hall Bldg,. 282 Mujin-daero, Usan-dong, Gwangsan-gu,▶ Northern Seoul Area Office Gwangju, Korea ☎ +82-62-949-8700 7F, Woori Bldg., 42 Chilpae-gil,Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea ☎ +82-2-3783-8300 ▶ Jeonbuk Area Office▶ Gangwon Area Office 4F, Ministry of Employment and Labor Complex Bldg., 251 Geonsan-ro, 2F, Korean Teacher’ Credit Union Bldg., 2370 Gyeonchun-ro,Chuncheon-si, s Deokjin-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeonllabuk-do, Korea ☎ +82-63-240-8500 Gangwon-do, Korea ☎ +82-33-815-1004 ▶ Eastern Jeonnam Area Office Gangneung branch 35 Museonjungang-ro, Yeosu-si, Jeollanam-do, Korea ☎ +82-61-689-4900 15F, GangneungCity Hall Bldg., 33 Gangneung-daero ,Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do, Korea ☎ +82-33-655-1860 ▶ Jeju Area Office 4F, Small and Medium Business Center Bldg., 473 Yeonsam-ro, Jeju-si, Jeju-do, Korea ☎ +82-64-797-7500■ Busan Regional Office 26, 1763beon-gil, Jungang-daero, Geumjeong-gu, Busan, Korea ☎ +82-51-520-0601 ■ Daejeon Regional Office 60, 339 Beon-gil, Expo-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Korea ☎ +82-42-620-5600▶ Eastern Gyeongnam Area Office 4F, Yangsan Labor Central Complex Bldg., 51 Namyangsan 2-gil, Dong-myeon, ▶ Chungbuk Area Office Yangsan-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, Korea ☎ +82-55-371-7500 3F, KT Bldg., 20, 161 Beon-gil, Gagyeong-ro, Heungdeok-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do, Korea ☎ +82-43-230-7111▶ Ulsan Area Office 146 Dodjil-ro, Nam-gu, Ulsan, Korea ☎ +82-52-226-0510 ▶ Chungnam Area Office 3F, Chungnam Economy Service Center,215 Gwangjang-ro, Seobuk-gu, Cheonan-si, Chungcheongnam-do, Korea ☎ +82-41-570-3400▶ Gyeongnam Area Office 259 Jungang-daero, Uichang-dong, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, Korea ☎ +82-55-269-0510 ※ 6 Regional 17 Area Offices Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency 46▶47
    • 03 I History IPre-development Phase 1987~1990 Growth and Development Phase 1999~2008Dec. 1987 Korea Occupational Safety Agency (now KOSHA) established Dec. 1999 12th Anniversary of KOSHAs estabilshment/CIDec. 1987 Occupational Safety and Health Training Institute established Proclamation Ceremony heldDec. 1988 Area Offices in Busan and Incheon opened Nov. 2000 Arrangement in Mutual Recognition of Occupational SafetyMar. 1989 Gwangju Area Office opened and Health Management System signed between KOSHAApr. 1989 Area offices in Daejeon and Daegu opened and BVQIJul. 1989 Occupational Safety and Health Research Institute Dec. 2001 Northern Seoul Area Office opened established Mar. 2003 Jeju Area Office openedFeb. 1990 Southern Seoul Area Office opened Jun. 2003 Safety Seminal on Restoration project of Cheonggye StreamDec. 1990 Changwon Area Office opened held Sep. 2004 Winner of the National productivity Award Dec. 2004 Occupational Safety and Health Arrangement signed between KOSHA and the EU, Chemical Substance OSH Center establishedTake-off Phase 1991~1994 Jan. 2006 Wide-Area Offices established (Incheon, Daegu, Daejeon)Jun. 1991 Suwon Area Office opened OSH Centers established (Seoul, Incheon, Bucheon,Oct. 1991 Korea-Germany Occupational Safety Cooperation meeting Seongnam, Gangneung) Training and information Centers held opened (Seoul, Incheon, Busan, Gwangju, Daejeon)Dec. 1991 Jeonju Area Office opened Jul. 2006 Safety Love Volunteer Group LaunchedJan. 1992 Occupational health Research Institute opened Aug. 2006 KOSHAs sponsorship of KBS TVs "Escaping CrisesFeb. 1992 Korea-Japan Cooperation Meeting for the Prevention of Number One" began Occupational Diseases held Mar. 2007 Banwol Siwha Area Office openedFeb. 1992 Northern Seoul Area Office opened Oct. 2007 5,000th KOSHA Safety Certification Mark(S Mark) given outAug. 1992 Tripartite meeting to bring about low-cost, highly effective, Nov. 2007 Kyungin, Daegu, Daejeon Area Headquarters established (6 zero-accident worksites held Headquarters, 14 Area Offices established)Aug. 1992 10.1 million people participated in Zero-Accident Signature- Dec. 2007 20th Anniversary of KOSHAs establishment Seeking Campaingng that sought to mobilize 10 million Jun. 2008 18th World Congress on Safety and Health at Work supporters held/Seoul Declaration on Safety and health at WorkDec. 1992 Cheongju Area Office opened adoptedJul. 1993 Management Convention for Zero-Accident Campaign heldNov. 1993 1st Occupational Safety and Health Ward heldJan. 1994 Southern Daegu Area Office opened 2nd Take-off Phase 2009~Nov. 1994 Ulsan Area Office opened Jan. 2009 Renamed Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency Mar. 2009 Awarded the right to host the 2015 ICOH Dec. 2009 Selected as an "excellent organization" on an integrity survey carried out by the Anti-corruption & Civil RightsAcceleration Phase 1995~1998 CommissionMay 1995 Transfer of KOSHAs headquarters to present location in 2009. 2010 Selected as the top organization in corruption prevention by Buyeong-gu, Incheon the Anti-corruption & Civil Rights CommissionDec. 1995 Center for Safety and Health Research completed 2009. 2010 Service industrial disaster prevention office establishedJan. 1996 Regional Offices in Seoul, Busan, and Gwangju opened Sep. 2011 Achieved top grade on management evaluations of publicFeb. 1996 Yeocheon Area Office opened institutionsMar. 1996 Pohang Area Office opened Oct. 2011 Elected as a chair institution of ISSA Culture PreventionApr. 1996 Area Offices in Ansan and Chuncheon opened SubcommitteeMay. 1997 Training Center for Construction Safety Experience Dec. 2011 New CI proclaimed Acronym Safety and Health Agency completed declaredSep. 1997 Industrial Chemicals Research Center completedApr. 1998 14th APOSHO Annual Conference held in Seoul, KoreaDec. 1998 Merger of Occupational Safety Research Institute and Occupational Health Research Institute