Welcome message from chairman
I would like to invite you to attend the Asia Pacific Symposium on Safety 2017 (APSS 2017) which is to be held at the Kitakyushu International Conference Center located in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan from 30 Nov. to 1 Dec., 2017.
Kitakyushu is the second largest city in Kyushu Island and is the center of one of the four major industrial area in Japan. There are a lot of scenic spots and delicacies around the conference venue.
The APSS was inaugurated in Gyeongju, Korea in 1999 as the first international meeting on industrial safety covering Asia and Pacific region. Since then, except 2015, APSS has been successfully held in every two years, with more than 200 scientist and engineers of relevant academic areas attending each time.
In the coming APSS 2017, the scope is to be expanded to include occupational health and other OSH related topics. I believe it is a good opportunity to exchange up-to-date knowledge in safety and health in workplace.
All members of the organizing committee and the working group look forward to seeing you in Kitakyushu.
Mitsuru Arai, Ph.D.
Japan Society of Safety Engineering