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Institute History

      Thailand Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Public Organization)  T-OSH is the first Public Organization under supervision of Ministry of Labour, Thailand. TOSH was established on 22nd May, 2015 by the Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Act B.E. 2554 (A.D. 2011), in Chapter 7 Section 52. 

      Occupational Safety, Health and Environment ACT B.E. 2554 (A.D. 2011) dated January 17, 2554, which was effective from July 16, 2011 results in rapid activities to be proceeded and establishment of  the system to cover various regulations.  Especially the clause 52 of this act enforces to establish the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health within one year. The Institute for the purpose of promoting occupational safety, health and environment shall have powers and duties as follows:

(1) To promote and solve problems concerning with occupational safety, health and environment;

(2) To develop and support the preparation of standards to promote occupational safety, health and environment;

(3) To operate, promote, support and jointly operate with agencies on occupational safety, health and environment, both from public and private sectors;

(4) To conduct a research, study on promotion of occupational safety, health and environment, both on personnel and technical development;

(5) Any other powers and duties as prescribed by the law. 

Benefits of establishing Thailand Institute of Occupational Safety and Health for the government

  • To be the proactive main authority of concrete responsibility for the government’s policies and to have communication flow between related organizations.
  • To have a basic structure of service center for efficient and standard exchanging and using information.
  • To decrease the overlapping budget and increase organizational transparency through resource sharing and management.
  • To produce research and development network related to occupational safety, health and environment.
  • To promote the machinery of government to produce a management system that could reduce occupational injuries and illnesses.
  • To reduce economic burdens and impacts of occupational injuries and illnesses on the society.

Public benefits of establishing Thailand Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

  • Workers are well and systematically taken care of their safety and health by TOSH.
  • Reduce accident in workplace and improve occupational safety, health and environment in Thailand to meet universal standard.
  • Reduce inequality of access to transparent and equitable government safety services.
  • The standard working environment is applied to all workers and safety culture is established.
  • Workers are able to access to information of safety, health and environment.
  • Workers possess knowledge of and adherence to self-care regarding dangers and  diseases in workplace.
  • Reduce family and social burden of injuries, disabilities and loss of limb.

Authority of TOSH

  • To promote and solve problems concerning occupational safety, health and environment;
  • To develop and support the preparation of standards to promote occupational safety, health and environment;
  • To operate, promote, support and jointly operate with agencies on occupational safety, health and environment, both from public and private sectors;
  • To arrange a research, study on promotion of occupational safety, health and environment, both on personnel and technical development;
  • To develop knowledge and build innovations for occupational safety, health and environment.
  • To provide academic-, technology transfer services and instructional media about occupational safety, health and environment.

Vision

“Promote safety culture for healthy worker society within year 2036” 

Missions 

  • Provide research service and preparation for statistics in order to meet the universal standards of occupational safety, health and environment.
  • Develop knowledge, innovation, academic service and personnel in the occupational safety, health and environment field to support the missions associated with human resources and national development.
  • Encourage working society to have safe environment in workplace and collaborate with organizational network to work efficiently in harmony regarding occupational safety, health and environment to benefit employees and to support development of the country.
  • Promote safety culture.
  • Create systematic work and organizational arrangements to drive TOSH’s strategies. 

Goals 

  • Have a standard of promoting occupational safety, health and environment management towards sustainable business operations through public participation
  • Development of occupational safety personnel, who connect with industrial sector and educational institution, which meet the target industry according to the Thailand 4.0 policy
  • Academic service in targeted areas by cooperation with agreed efficient service network
  • Workers have an awareness of the importance of accident prevention which can lead to a behavioral safety in workplace.
  • TOSH is an outstanding organization in aspects of learning, modernity and operation through good governance.