ILO-Korea Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) project in Myanmar: Training workshop for beginner of "industrial hygiene"

The training workshop is expected to lay the foundation for the government to set up an industrial hygiene system.


Myanmar has achieved rapid economic growth rate, one of the highest among ASEAN countries. However, there is an urgent need for country to take actions on occupational disease prevention through education and training on industrial hygiene. Currently the technical capacity and understanding of industrial hygiene issues in Myanmar is limited and there is no existing training programme targeting government officials.
The ILO-Korea OSH project in Myanmar organized this industrial hygiene training workshop, with the expectation that it will lay a solid foundation for the government to set up an industrial hygiene system. The training workshop targets related governmental officers from Ministry of Health and Sports (MOHS) and Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security (MOLIP).


  • Establishment of consensus on the importance of industrial hygiene and promotion of the policy-making efforts to protect workers’ health through industrial hygiene field.
  • Demonstration of basic level of knowledge, skills, and technical competency in industrial hygiene principle (anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling) of occupational health risks.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the key components of Industrial Hygiene.