The theme for the symposium will be implementing OSH within companies through the development of a Preventive OSH Culture – including with a focus on small and medium enterprises (SMEs). To drive sustainable improvements of OSH, OSH Strategies need to focus on developing a preventive OSH culture. There is a strong need to promote awareness that a good OSH performance improves the well-being of workers and has a positive impact on productivity, employability and competitiveness.
The symposium will feature sharing and discussions with public and private sector representatives from ASEM partner countries on the development and implementation of OSH Strategies to create a strong preventive OSH culture. There will also be a focus on efforts of SMEs in this regard.