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COSH2019 THEME: DRIVING OSH EXCELLENCE WITH INTEGRITY FOR THE FUTURE

In the global economy, occupational safety and health (OSH) issues are among the key determinants to a company’s competitiveness through productivity enhancement and efficiency. Industries and employers must realize that four fundamental factors justify OSH management. These are, corporate social responsibility, integrity and moral obligation, good business sense and legal obligation. Common sense tells us that effective OSH management not only reduces the risk to safety and health but also ensure high returns to the company in terms of productivity and profitability. Managing OSH is not only essential for business competitiveness but also sustaining the well-being of the workforce.

In any business enterprise, the issue of preserving and retaining the employees is most urgent. The welfare of their human resources should be of utmost importance to employers and a pre-requisite to developing and maintaining a competent and highly skilled workforce. Therefore, OSH education and training is of paramount importance and employers should see it as an investment and not an expense.