Why Occupation Safety & Health Association (WSHA) ?
In a country like Sri Lanka where the focus of Occupational Health & Safety is low and lack of quality educational/professional qualifications in the field is not commonly available, professionals need to come up with their own criteria to establish those standards.
Current challenges in the OSH field in Sri Lanka include.
Lack of enforcement of legislation
Inadequacy of monitoring and enforcements by law
H&S role by incompetent individuals
Absence of clear Job description for the role of H&S professional
No standards for H&S education and available curriculums
Inadequate recognition given to H&S professionals / Regulating the profession
No platform for H&S professionals to make their voice heard
In order to find a long standing and sustainable solution to the above challenges, the Workplace Safety & Health Association (WSHA) has been established by a team of qualified and competent Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) professionals in private sector organizations to act as the representative body for OSH professionals in Sri Lanka in collaboration with international organizations. WSHA will drive the agenda based on the ethical framework and objectives defined below in order to make a difference to peoples' lives and take OSH to the next level in Sri Lanka.
Contact : WSHA at firstname.lastname@example.org
Call : 0772222798
"Become the voice of OSH professionals in Sri Lanka"
Provide a forum for the exchange of knowledge, practices and experience between members with the aim of promoting safety and health at work in Sri Lanka.
Build networks and alliances while laying the groundwork for cooperation and strengthening relationships among all concerned in health & safety.
Provide a platform for the development of knowledge and strategic and practical ideas that can be put into use in the purpose of building strong legal and cultural H&S framework in Sri Lanka.
Act as professional supporting hand for all stakeholders in the field of health & safety.
Promote and create recognition in the Health & Safety Profession, as a key role in all industries making "Safety and health a career of choice."
Collaborate with other international organizations in areas of mutual concern.