Lower the fatality rate in occupational accidents to advanced countries’ level by 2022
Today’s world is changing day by day. So is the OHS environment.
To make safer workplaces, we need to proactively respond to changes in OHS environments and make efforts to exceed people’s and society’s expectations.
For the last 32 years, the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency, KOSHA, has been dedicated to protecting the lives and health of workers.
The nation’s occupational accident rate, which was as high as 2.66% at the time of KOSHA’s foundation, has been lowered to 0.5%.
And we have built foundations for OHS and voluntary OHS activities by workplaces. In addition, we have contributed to improving Korea’s global standing by playing leading roles in occupational accident and diseases prevention.
But we still have a long way to go. Challenges we must resolve include: reducing the fatality rate in occupational accidents per 10,000 workers that still remains high; ensuring safety of those vulnerable to occupational accidents and diseases, for example older workers, female workers, migrant workers, and those working in small workplaces; and reducing gaps in OHS between large enterprises and SMEs, and parental companies and sub-contractors.
KOSHA will do its utmost efforts to accomplish its vision of "happy partner of workers in occupational accident prevention." We will endeavor to provide all workers with OHS services and infrastructure that go beyond their expectations.
By doing so, we aim to lower the fatality rate in occupational accidents per 10,000 employees to advanced countries’ level by 2022.
Every staff member at KOSHA will do our utmost to make safer workplaces, healthier workers, and happier Korea.
Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency President