The Association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnerships (AOTS) will be conducting a training entitled The Program on Occupational Safety and Health Management and Work Environment Improvement [ERWM] on July 9 to July 24, 2019 (16 days) at Kansai Kenshu Center (TKC), Tokyo, Japan.



The objectives the program are as follows:

  • Participant’s to understand trends in managing Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in companies compared with participants’ own systems;
  • To find solutions to some issues concerning OSH management and apply concepts and methodology that needs mutual cooperation among employers and workers
  • To optimally utilize OSH management at their companies/organizations by observing the best practices from company visits.



The course will consist of the following elements:

Lectures by specialists and experts

(1) Lectures by specialists and experts The lectures such topics as below will be conducted by the specialists or the experts:

  • Trends in managing occupational safety and health
  • Current Labor and Economic Situation in Japan
  • Occupational safety and health: Experiences in Japan and Asia
  • OSH management case in Japanese company
  • Check list exercise: Cost effective improvement at workplaces
  • Practice and Introduction of Improving workplaces
  • Low-cost ways of improving safety and productivity (1): Material handling
  • Japan Industrial Safety & Health Association: Promotion of OSH
  • Global Safety & Health Education Center in Japanese company
  • Promotion of the employment of people with disabilities
  • 5S and KAIZEN Activities from the Viewpoints of Improving Workplace Environment
  • Low-cost ways of improving safety and productivity (2): Workstation design
  • Implementing improvements for better work and productivity
  • Actual Practices of Work Place Environment by the Japanese Company


(2) Company Visit Participants have opportunities to visit companies for them to observe the management practices of Japanese companies.  

(3) Workshop Participants discuss the cases on certain topics of some Japanese company.

(4) Individual Work and Presentations Participants are requested to prepare in advance a pre-training assignment. This contains current issues and situations their company are facing, and make a presentation to share this with their co-participants. During the seminar, participants are advised to draw up an Action Plan, which will be presented on the final day of the program, based on the skills and knowledge acquired through the program. And will be implemented upon their return.



  1. Lectures by specialists and experts
  2. Visits to Japanese companies for study
  3. Group discussions and presentations by participants



Those who have responsibility for OSH management in their companies or organizations; and are willing to play a key role for the dissemination of knowledge in the field of OSH management acquired from the program in their respective countries.



Applicants must meet all following the requirement below:

1.) Junior managers and/or middle-level staff members likely to become future leaders of employers’ organizations or their member companies. Particularly, persons who have responsibilities in the field of OSH management.

2.) Persons who have been recognized by the employers’ organization as suitable to attend the program and have been given a letter of recommendation by his/her employer

3.) Persons who will apply for what they learn from this program in their daily working environment.

4.) Persons who are able to fully complete the program and to carry out two tasks. The one is to make a presentation on their ‘Action Plan’ on the final day of the program and to send a modified ‘Action Plan’ to AOTS upon their return home. The other is to send the ‘Evaluation Sheet for Participant’s Organization’ to AOTS upon their return home.

5.) Persons who are able to disseminate learning and knowledge acquired from the program after returning to their organization with the cooperation of their employers’ organization.

6.) Persons who graduated from a four-year seminar from either a college or a university.

7.) Persons who are not over the age of 55 and not younger than 26(*).

8.) Persons who are physically and mentally healthy enough to undergo an intensive program in Japan. Not pregnant in case of women.

9.) Participants should not be students or armed forces personnel.

10.) Persons who have not attended Employers’ Organization Cooperation Program previously in Japan over the past five years.

** It is strongly advised that the applicants’ ages fall within the range of 26 and 55 in order to maximize the outcome (i.e. dissemination of the result of the program) and benefit at most from their participation in the program. The applicants who are under 26 or over 55 may not be eligible even if other requirements are satisfied.


Terms and conditions

(1) Participants shall obtain a “Temporary Visitor Visa” by submitting the invitation documents supplied by AOTS to the Japanese Embassy or consulate in their country. AOTS may cancel the invitation of participants who enter Japan with the wrong kind of visa.


(2) Reservation of tickets for air travel to and from Japan will be made by AOTS and the tickets will be sent to each participant in the form of an e-ticket through the travel agency. All participants are asked to ensure that they have made all the necessary arrangements on their side before starting their journey to Japan. A participant who is unable to enter Japan before the beginning of the program will lose his/her place. AOTS will arrange their flights for arrival in Japan one day before the program begins and their flights for departure one day after the program ends.


(3) Participants are not allowed to change the route, flight class or date without the endorsement of AOTS. Participants are not allowed to overstay at the city(ies) in a third country between participants’ home countries and Japan for any reasons other than flight convenience. If participants change the flight route by themselves, AOTS may charge them the cost of their air ticket.


(4) Participants shall not be accompanied by their family members to Japan during the program.


(5) Participants shall not request AOTS to arrange, nor arrange by themselves, any additional program for themselves during or before/after the program. Participants must attend all lectures, discussions, visits and ceremonial programs arranged by AOTS.


(6) Participants shall leave Japan and return home upon completion of the program in Japan according to the original schedule proposed by AOTS.


Program fee:


*Inclusive of international airfare, accommodation for the whole duration, food (breakfast, lunch and dinner), transportation abroad, program fee, training materials.

*Exclusive of local taxes and local fares


Application guidelines

  1. Only complete requirements will be entertained
  2. Only 1 applicant per company
  3. Program fee should be settled once the participant is already accepted
  4. ECOP member companies who have outstanding balance are prohibited from joining the program unless it is settled before the program


Deadline of submission of nominations will be on May 17, 2019 (no extension).


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


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