The China Occupational Safety & Health Association (COSHA), formerly known as the Chinese Society for Science & Technology of Labor Protection (CSSTLP), is a nationwide, nongovernmental, public-spirited, professional, nonprofit organization established on a voluntary basis by OSH practitioners and entities and registered with the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs. COSHA is a group member of the China Science & Technology Association.
The CSSTLP was founded in 1983 at the joint initiative of organizations including the former General Administration of Labor Affairs, the All-China Federation of Trade Unions, the Ministry of Health, the former Ministries of Coal Industry and Metallurgical Industry, the Ministry of Communications, the former Ministries of Aviation Industry, Machinery Industry, Ordnance Industry and Petroleum Industry. In March 1985, CSSTLP joined the China Academy of Science and Technology (CAST); In September 1988 it became a member of the Asia Pacific Occupational Safety & Health Organization (APOSHO). In August 1991 it registered with the Ministry of Civil Affairs. In November 2003 its name was changed to “the China Occupational Safety & Health Association”.
The COSHA is well supported by the State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS), and COSHA secretariat is in the same building with the State Administration of Work Safety.Read More»