Contribution to safety is a merit – AIGA 2009


The Asia Industrial Gases Association (AIGA) held a safety seminar on dissolved acetylene in Taipei, Taiwan on 13th July 2009 in cooperation with the Taiwan High Pressure Gases Industrial Association (THPGIA), the Council of Labour Affairs, and the Safety and Health Technology Centre.

The one-day seminar was well attended by about 140 delegates from Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, and China, comprising both the gas producers and end-users, as well as regulatory and safety authorities from the local government.

Mr KUO Fong-Yu, Deputy Minister from the Council of Labour Affairs, provided an opening speech. He quoted and compared the figures of industrial incidents from the developed Western countries and Japan, the fatalities and the injuries in Taiwan, and said that he hoped the records in Taiwan could be further improved with time.

The Deputy Minister also urged everyone to work to improve the safety, “…contribution to the industrial safety is a merit…,” he said.

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