Asia Links and Resources


Japan Occupational Safety and Health Resource Center (JOSHRC) English language website with information on struggles for better working conditions in Japan. JOSHRC advocates for better laws, assists labor unions, and fights for compensation of victims of occupational disease.

Asia Monitor Resource Center (AMRC) is an independent non-governmental organization which focuses on Asian labor concerns. Their main goal is to support democratic and independent labor movements in Asia. Publishes an excellent newsletter on Asian labor and health and safety issues, Asian Labour Update.

Guangzhou Occupational Health & Occupational Rehabilitation Resource Center” (OHOR)

Japan International Labor Foundation’s "Positive" Project: Participation -Oriented Safety Improvements by Trade Union Initiative. This is a project initiated by the Japan International Labour Foundation(JILAF) which was founded by Japanese Trade Union Confederation (JTUC-Rengo) to promote action-oriented training in occupational safety and health (OSH) in industrially developing countries.

China Labour Bulletin: An excellent source of information about occupational safety and health conditions in China.

Taiwan Association for Victims of Occupational Injures This association was founded in 1992,for the purpose of organizing occupational accident victims and their families to help themselves and to pressure the Taiwanese government and employers to take measures to prevent industrial accidents and occupational diseases.

Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) is a Delhi based voluntary development organisation, striving for socio-economic and socio political equality and welfare. PRIA undertakes a wide range of social initiatives within the perspective of participatory development and research. PRIA has been actively involved in promoting better working conditions in India and has produced a CD-ROM titled ‘Data bank on Occupational and Environmental Health’ contains information on working and living conditions of the organized and unorganized sector of labor, occupational health hazards and information on legal safeguards and social security net for the workers. The CD-ROM contains 110 studies conducted by PRIA, over the last twenty years.

Asian-Pacific Regional Network on Occupational Safety and Health Information. Part of the global network of the ILO International Occupational Safety and Health Information Centre (CIS). The Network was initiated by different agencies, institutions, and organizations from 24 countries of the Asia-Pacific Region, in 1993. Website in English. Publishes an English language Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety.

OHSEI: Asian Workers Institute for Occupational Health, Safety and Environment OHSEI was established to improve working conditions for workers in Asia and to promote an environment-friendly and sustainable industry. Based in Bangkok, Thailand.

National Information Network on OSH in Vietnam


Photo Exhibit of Asbestos Victims from the Yokosuka, Japan Shipyard and Naval Base. An impressive collection of photos documenting the heavy human cost of asbestos use at this shipyard.