The "International Conference on Fall Prevention and Protection 2013" was held at JNIOSH (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) (Tokyo, Kiyose) on 23-25th October, 2013. Researchers and administrative officials related to Slips, Trips and Falls (STF) from ten countries (the United States, Europe, and Asia) attended this international conference. Thirty-two presenters presented research results, case studies, related technology development, and governmental approaches, followed by lively discussions. A workshop on fall prevention and protection was held during the afternoon of the second day. This workshop was organized as a part of the "Occupational Safety and Health Research Strategies" of JNIOSH. Approximately 100 participants attended this workshop, with English-Japanese simultaneous translation. Eight senior researchers and administrative officials from the United States, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, France and Japan contributed plenary presentations in this workshop. The current STF exposures and countermeasures in each country were presented. After the presentations, a panel discussion with all presenters was held. The need for collaboration between countries was discussed and proposed. The direction for future STFs prevention research and practice was also discussed.
Accidents; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accident-statistics; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Work-environment; Environmental-hazards; Fall-protection; Safety-education; Safety-measures; Safety-research; Control-methods; Occupational-accidents; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-safety-programs; Occupational-health-programs