The Association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnerships (AOTS) will be conducting an online course on Occupational Safety and Health Management and Work Environment Improvement from December 3, 2020, to March 9, 2021.

The program aims to help participants understand the trend of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) management, observe the best practices and compare them with their system in their companies, and find solutions to their issues concerning OSH management by applying concepts and methodology that need cooperation between employers and workers and optimally utilize OSH management in their companies.

There will be a total of 21 participants for this program coming from different countries, such as Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Lao P.D.R., Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam.


The seminar is consist of the following elements:

  1. Live streaming lectures by specialists and experts
  2. Online company visits
  3. Group discussion and presentations by participants


Date 2-Hour Session (Basically 15:00-17:00 in Japan Standard Time)
Dec. 3 (Thu.) 14:30-15:00 Brief Guidance of the Seminar and Opening Ceremony

15:00-18:00 Presentation of Pre-Training Report by Participants

Dec. 4 (Fri.) Improving Workplace Environment Workshop 1:

Improvement of Occupational Safety and Health Management (OSMH) (1)

Dec. 10 (Thu.) Improving Workplace Environment Workshop 2:

Improvement of Occupational Safety and Health Management (OSMH) (2)

Dec. 11 (Fri.) Online Company Visit: Check List Exercise
Jan. 11 (Mon.) Improving Workplace Environment Workshop 3: Check List Exercise Review
Jan. 12 (Tue.) Improving Workplace Environment Workshop 4: Occupational Safety and Health Experiences in Japan and Asia
Jan. 18 (Mon.) Live Streaming Lecture:

5S and KAIZEN Activities from the Viewpoints of Improving Workplace Environment

Jan. 19 (Tue.) Improving Workplace Environment Workshop 5:

Materials Handling (1)

Jan. 25 (Mon.) Live Streaming Lecture:

Current Development and Future Challenges of Trade Unions in Japan

Jan. 26 (Tue.) Improving Workplace Environment Workshop 6:

Materials Handling (2)

Feb. 1 (Mon.) Improving Workplace Environment Workshop 7:

Workshop Design (1)

Feb. 2 (Tue.) Improving Workplace Environment Workshop 8:

Workshop Design (2)

Feb. 8 (Mon.) Improving Workplace Environment Workshop 9:

Teamwork Environment (1)

Feb. 9 (Tue.) Improving Workplace Environment Workshop 10:

Teamwork Environment (2)

Feb. 15 (Mon.) Improving Workplace Environment Workshop 11:

Introduction of the Implementation in India and Lebanon and Making Your Plan

Feb. 16 (Tue.) Improving Workplace Environment Workshop 12:

Ergonomic Checkpoints

Feb. 22 (Mon.) Improving Workplace Environment Workshop 13:

Mental Health

Feb. 23 (Tue.) Improving Workplace Environment Workshop 14:

Implementing Improvements for Better Work and Productivity (1)

Mar. 1 (Mon.) Improving Workplace Environment Workshop 15:

Implementing Improvements for Better Work and Productivity (2)

Mar. 2 (Tue.) Improving Workplace Environment Workshop 16:

Labor-Management Cooperation & Role of Trainers to Improve Working Environment

Mar. 8 (Mon.) Improving Workplace Environment Workshop 17:

Action Planning and Future Cooperation

Mar. 9 (Tue.) 15:00-18:00 Presentation of Action Plan by Participants

17:00-17:15 Closing Ceremony



Persons who have responsibility for OSH management in their companies or organizations and are willing to play a vital role in disseminating knowledge in the field of OSH management in their respective countries.


Applicants must meet all the following requirements:

Junior to middle managers, middle-level staff members or specialists who have responsibility for OSH management in Employers’ Organizations or their member companies and are likely to become future leaders of Employers’ Organizations or their member companies.

Persons who are not over the age of 55 and not younger than 25 on the first day of the seminar. *It is strongly advised that applicants’ ages fall within the range of 25 and 55 to maximize the outcome, i.e., dissemination of the seminar’s result and benefit at most from their participation in the seminar. Applicants who are under 25 or over 55 may not be eligible even if other requirements are satisfied.

Persons who graduated from either a four-year college or university course, or have an equivalent educational background.

Persons who have a good command of both written and spoken English. *If a candidate is not educated in English, a document that proves his/her English proficiency, e.g., official TOEFL or TOEIC score, should be attached.

Persons who are recommended by both Employers’ Organization and their employer.

Persons who can fully complete the seminar and to carry out two tasks: (1) to make a presentation on their ‘Action Plan’ on the final day of the seminar and send an ‘Action Plan Implementation Report’ to AOTS by Tuesday, March 30, 2021; (2) to send the ‘Evaluation Sheet for the Participant’s Organization’ to AOTS upon their return home.

Persons who can apply the lessons of the seminar in their daily working environment and to disseminate the learning experiences and knowledge acquired from the seminar with the cooperation of Employers’ Organization.

Persons who are physically and mentally able to attend the seminar.

Persons should not be full-time students or military personnel.

Persons who have not attended Employers’ Organization Cooperation Program previously in Japan over the past five years. However, the participants of EREO seminar held in FY2018 are eligible to apply for seminars from FY2020.

Persons who can attend all online lectures and discussions during the seminar period. Equipment such as a personal computer, a microphone, a webcam, and internet connection to attend the online lectures should be prepared by themselves. The online lectures are supposed to be held from 15:00 to 17:00 in Japan Standard Time. An assignment may be given after each session. For those in countries with difficulties in participating live lectures because of the time difference, they are required to view a video stream of those lectures excluding sessions of presentation by participants.


Participants are requested to confirm their agreement with “Terms and Conditions for Participation in AOTS Program,” which includes the following conditions:

Participants must attend all online lectures and discussions during the seminar period.

Regarding intellectual property rights, the streamed lectures may not be downloaded or recorded in any way, and may not be used for any other purpose than participation in the seminar. Data distributed to participants through the lectures may be used only for designated and approved objectives. The ID, password, and any other personal information issued to the participants should not be used by anyone other than the designated person.

Program fee: Php20,000.00 ECOP MEMBER COMPANY

The deadline of submission of nominations will be on October 15, 2020

For inquiries, please email Mr. Ray Tadeo at or call 5009851 or 09175505635.

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