It is indeed both an enormous challenge and a great honour for me to take up the Chairman of OSHAssociation Worldwide, to lead distinguished fellow professionals in the field of OSH. Looking back over the years since the formation of this non- profit organization, we have been active to leave no stone unturned to promote the development of Occupational Safety and Health through awareness campaign, seminars, forums, summits, newsletters and publications.
There is no doubt at all, that profound contributions of international members are tremendous. I shall endeavour to do my humble best not to disappoint on the trust and support. OSHAssociation is an international established professional association for Occupational Safety, Health & Environmental Professionals from various countries of the world, who put every effort to save worker's lives and making people's jobs and lives safer.
Membership in OSHAssociation is the perfect means for health and safety professionals of all levels to expand their knowledge enrich their expertise and explore future issues, strategies and trends in the industry. Through our comprehensive program on continues professional development certification and annual professional development conferences, etc. Membership in OSHAssociation tailored to challenge your thinking and provide practical insight into emerging issues that allows you to manage OSH challenges in your organization.
Putting Occupational Safety and Health at the heart of every organization and the entire world is a huge challenge. We have seen remarkable successes over the past couple of years from countries where we are present now. Nevertheless, there is no room for complacency because even the loss of life is too many to lose. Having assumed the role of the Chairman, I consider that imbuing health and safety in the community and raising influence of safety awareness remain high on the agenda.
we are in the process of establishing other subcommittees (i.e. Professional Development, Publicity & Communication, Technical Advisory and External Relations), and each subcommittee will advise the Executive Council on strategic issues and priorities and carry out any function delegated to an Executive Council. We believe the new organizational structure is valuable for addressing the feedbacks collected in our Membership Satisfaction Surveys.
Meanwhile, we will explore more opportunities to support local researches and provide personal and career guidance or mentoring our young members to progress in the health and safety career. It is important to maintain closer cooperation with various counterparts such as councils and local government bodies and build a trusting relationship to push our safety message across that everyone should be entitled to a safe working environment.
We hope that we can exchange our knowledge and reinforce the connections amongst various nations, regions, branches and groups. Of course, your support and our passion are driving forces to continue our work to uplift and promote health and safety standards in the world, achieving the vision of OSHAssociation worldwide.
We are in a time when health and safety at work could go to the wall. With our local infrastructural projects gradually getting underway and increasing number of alternation and renovation works, we should be well-prepared for stepping up occupational health and safety promotion and uplifting our standard in our region.
On the other hand, we hope that our website will keep us better connected as a community and we will keep you informed about our upcoming events. We are happy to receive feedbacks and suggestions from you on how to promote safety in your country by working with us passionately. If you have any enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Last but not the least, I sincerely hope that we can maintain our continued support from all our international regions and bring our enthusiasm to contribute and participate in furthering the goals of OSHAssociation worldwide, as we have achieved fruitfully in the past couple of years from participating countries.
Wish you best of luck, in the pursuit of your OSH career!Best Regards.