5th China International Forum on Work Safety

The 5th China International Occupational Safety & Health Exhibition and China International Forum on Work Safety, jointly sponsored by the State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS), a cabinet-level department of the Chinese government overseeing workplace safety, and the International Labor Organization (ILO), took place in September 2010.

The 5th China International Occupational Safety & Health Exhibition and China International Forum on Work Safety, jointly sponsored by the State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS), a cabinet-level department of the Chinese government overseeing workplace safety, and the International Labor Organization (ILO), took place in September 2010.

The theme of the Exhibition and Forum is "Safe Development Concerns People's Well-being". Presentation and exchange of ideas and experiences with regard to this theme will help us recognize the importance of improved work safety in a country's industrializing process and comprehend the laws and characteristics concerned, thereby enabling us to contribute to the cause of occupational safety and health in China and in the world at large and to promote the safe, harmonious, all-round and sustainable development of human society.

To foster harmony in society is a major task identified by the Chinese government with a view to building a well-off society in an all-round way, which has given full expression to the people-oriented development perspective. To promote preventive culture at workplaces, in a sense to truly protect workers' safety and health, whose continuous improvement can benefit the society as a whole, is a logical step amid efforts to build a harmonious society, which features democracy, the rule of law, justice, sincerity, amity, vitality, stability, harmony between man and nature, and coordinated economic and social development.

The Chinese government has been placing great importance on issues regarding work safety. In recent years, by taking major measures in terms of systems, mechanisms, funding, etc., it has continuously improved workplace safety conditions and on a preliminary basis, checked the rising trend of accident total, in the context of sustained and rapid growth of the Chinese economy.