OIC Occupational Safety and Health Network (OIC-OSHNET) is an OIC platform established to create closer cooperation among the national Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Institutions of the OIC Member States through sharing knowledge, experience and best practices.

The Network was launched with a kick-off meeting, jointly organized by SESRIC and the Directorate General of Occupational Safety and Health (DGOSH) of the Republic of Türkiye on 16-17 May 2011 in Ankara, with the participation of representatives of national OSH institutions of 15 OIC Member Countries, namely, Albania, Bangladesh, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kyrgyz Republic, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Senegal, Türkiye and United Arab Emirates. The establishment of OIC-OSHNET was welcomed by the First Session of Islamic Conference of Labour Ministers held during the 19th World Congress on Safety and Health at Work on 10 September 2011 in Istanbul, Republic of Türkiye.


OIC-OSHNET aims at establishing an international network for systematic sharing of information and experience in the domain of OSH among the national OSH institutions of the OIC Member States with a view to improving the quality of the OSH services and standards of these institutions.


  1. Raising awareness of the importance of OSH in OIC Member States through establishing collaboration and cooperation and conduct joint projects and exchange of best practices among the national OSH institution in the OIC Member States.
  2. Enhancing the capacities of OSH institutions in the OIC Member States, through facilitating the exchange of experts and organizing study visits and training workshops.

For more information about the OIC-OSHNET Portal, please visit: https://oshnet.sesric.org/index.php

OIC Occupational Safety and Health Network Events

Venue Date Information
Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara - Türkiye 06-07 December 2022 Training Course on ‘Preventing Workplace Hazards’
Virtual, Ankara - Türkiye 25-26 October 2022 Training Workshop on ‘Developing Strategies on Mainstreaming OSH into Education Systems’
Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara - Türkiye 07-09 June 2022 SESRIC Organised a Training Course on ‘OSH Structures and Labour Inspection’ for the benefit of OIC African French-Speaking Member Countries
Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara - Türkiye 17-18 May 2022 SESRIC Conducted an Online Workshop on ‘Addressing Challenges of Occupational Health in the Future of Work’ in collaboration with the ASEAN Occupational Safety and Health Network (ASEAN-OSHNET)
Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara - Türkiye 30 November 2021 The Annual Meeting of the National Focal Points (NFPs) of the OIC Occupational Safety and Health Network (OIC-OSHNET) convened virtually on 30 November 2021
Virtual, Tunis - Tunisia 01-04 November 2021 Training Workshop on ‘Data Collection and Analysis in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH)’
Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara - Türkiye 18-21 October 2021 Training Workshop on ‘Improving and Fostering OSH Culture in Workplaces’
Virtual, Ankara - Türkiye 20-22 September 2021 Training Course on ‘Definition, Classification and Regulations on Biological Agents: A Global Perspective’
Virtual-Ankara - Türkiye 21-23 June 2021 Training Course on ‘The Application of the OIC/SMIIC Standards on OSH’
Virtual, Ankara - Türkiye 24-26 May 2021 Training Course on ‘OSH Inspection Services’
Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara - Türkiye 06 May 2021 Webinar on ‘Occupational Safety and Health Systems (OSH) during the Pandemic: The Impact and Response’
Virtual-SESRIC, Ankara - Türkiye 14-22 April 2021 Training Course on ‘International Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Regulations’
Virtual - Ankara - Türkiye 07-08 October 2020 4th Meeting of the OIC Occupational Safety and Health Network (OIC-OSHNET)
Ankara - Türkiye 11-13 April 2018 Preparatory Senior Experts Meeting for the 4th Meeting of the OIC Occupational Safety and Health Network (OIC-OSHNET)
Istanbul- Türkiye 10 May 2016 3rd Meeting of the OIC Occupational Safety and Health Network (OIC-OSHNET)
Ankara - Türkiye 04-06 March 2013 2nd Meeting of OIC Occupational Safety and Health Network (OIC-OSHNET)
Ankara - Türkiye 16-17 May 2011 OIC Network for Occupational Safety and Health (OIC-OSHNET): Kick-off Meeting