IOHA Newsletter – September Edition

The September issue of the IOHA newsletter, Global Exposure Manager, is now available on the IOHA website ( . The newsletter can be directly accessed and downloaded here.

Individual links to the main articles can be accessed as follows:

  • Training for everyone, everywhere (OHTA)

  • South Korea wins bid to host 2020 IOHA meeting

  • Investing in foreign exchange (National Association Spotlight – NVVA)

IOHA Board Meeting and The 18th ISRP International Conference in Yokohama

The second IOHA Board meeting of 2016 will take place in Yokohama, Japan on 6th November. The meeting will also include the 2016 AGM. The date and location have been chosen to align with the ISRP Conference, to strengthen links between IOHA and ISRP. Further details of the conference can be found here.

The venue for the Board meeting will be the Mielparque Hotel (very close to the Hotel New Grand where the ISRP Conference is taking place). Hotel accommodation at reduced (conference) rates is available for the nights of 5th and 6th November at two hotels, the Hotel New Grand and the Star Hotel.

Below you can find attached information that includes a booking form, further details of the hotel options and rates, as well as directions to the hotels. If you wish to make your reservation, please complete the booking form and send it to the travel agency of Tokyo Express International Co., Ltd.  The contact at the travel agency is Ms Setsuko Miyazaki, e-mail:,   FAX: +81-3-3433-1721.

Venue and accommodation information for IOHA BOD Meeting


The deadline for booking accommodation with the travel agency is 1st October. Board members are asked to bear in mind that the hotels tend to get very busy in Autumn with sight-seeing visitors, and that visa applications for Japan take at least two months.

Currently there are visa exemptions for 67 countries or regions. Nationals and citizens of those countries and regions are not required to obtain visas to enter Japan when their visits are tourism, commerce, conferences etc, as long as they do not engage in paid activities in Japan, or their periods of stay exceed those stipulated in each country’s arrangement of short-term stay (most countries are 90 days – Indonesia, however, is 15). For the list of countries and more information about visas, please see the links below.

Exemption of Visa (Short-term Stay) – Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

Visa Information – Japan Tourism Organization

Countries that are not on this list of visa exemptions include: Brazil, Colombia, Macedonia, Vietnam and South Africa. Nationals from Malaysia are only visa-exempt if they have an e-passport. Nationals from Taiwan are only visa-exempt if they have a passport with a Personal Identification Number. Nationals from Indonesia are only visa-exempt if they have an e-passport registered to one of the diplomatic missions in Japan. Please be sure to check whether you require a visa.

IIHA Heat and Chemical Risk Assessment Workshop and Practice

Indonesian Industrial Hygiene Association (IIHA), in partnership with Center for Assessment and Application of Occupational Health and Safety (known as Pusat Kajian dan Terapan Keselamatan dan Kesehatan Kerja (PKTK3) Fakultas Kesehatan Masyarakat Universitas Indonesia), will be conducting our very first workshop this October. It will take place at Faculty of Public Health Universitas Indonesia, Depok*. The workshop will be delivered by Prof. Dino Pisaniello, FAIOH, FSIA, FRACI from School of Public Health, The University of Adelaide, South Australia.

We provide the workshop with two topics: heat risk assessment and chemical risk assessment. Each topic will be held on:

  • October 11, 2016 for heat risk assessment
  • October 12, 2016 for chemical risk assessment

This workshop and practice is limited for only 30 seats. Reserve your seat now!



*Specific venue of the workshop will be notified later to the participants

MIHA International Conference and Exhibition 2016

The MIHA ICE 2016 will be held at Seri Pacific Hotel in the city of  Kuala Lumpur from 18th to 20th October.  The theme of the conference, ‘Managing OSH through Challenging Times’, was chosen for the OSH professional to share, learn and network specifically in Industrial Hygiene matters.

For more information about MIHA ICE 2016, check out the poster below or visit


MIHA ICE '16 (2)

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