November 16, 2011 - 9:00am - November 17, 2011 - 12:30pm
China World Summit Wing Hotel, No. 1 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Beijing 100004, China
October 12, 2011
To: Mercer ORC Networks Occupational Safety and Health Group
Mercer ORC Networks International Safety and Health Forum
Mercer ORC Networks Western Occupational Safety and Health Group
Mercer ORC Networks European Union Safety, Health and Environment Group
Mercer ORC Networks Corporate Environmental Forum
Mercer ORC Networks Physicians Group
Mercer ORC Lawyers Group
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From: Norman Tan, Managing Director, Mercer ORC Networks Asia Pacific
Dee Woodhull, Principal, Mercer ORC Networks Washington
Frank A. White, Global Director, Mercer ORC Networks Worldwide
Subject: Mercer ORC Networks Asia Pacific Safety, Health & Environment Forum Agenda
November 16 & 17, 2011,(Wednesday & Thursday) Beijing, China
We are extremely pleased to invite you to attend the Mercer ORC Networks Asia Pacific Health, Safety and Environment Forum, which will be held November 16–17, 2011, at the China World Summit Wing Hotel, No. 1 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Beijing 100004, China.
We at Mercer ORC Networks are very excited about this opportunity to provide you with occupational safety, health and environmental expertise and resources comparable to those offered to our US- and EU-based members.
Registration will begin at 8:30am on November 16, 2011; the forum will begin at 9:00am following registration. Attire for the forum is business casual. Please complete and sign the attached Mercer ORC Networks AP HSE Forum registration form and fax to (65) 6475 2077 to indicate your intent to attend, or visit this link: URL: http://www.acedaytons-direct.com/orc/beijing/main_reg.php to register online.
Mercer ORC Networks has arranged special rates of:
CNY 2000 (US $313.68)
CNY 2200 (US $345.04)
CNY 2200 (US $345.04)
CNY 2400 (US $376.41)
Room rates quoted above are:
§ Subject to 15% service charge
§ Inclusive of daily breakfast/s
§ Inclusive of complimentary broadband
Reservations must be made no later than November 10, 2011. Please make your reservations early to ensure availability at the Mercer ORC Networks rates. Reservations can be made by calling +1 202 331 5200 or fax at +86-10-6505-8881 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to welcoming you to Beijing, China for our coming Mercer ORC Networks AP HSE Forum.
OurNovember 2011 Forum will feature up-to-the-moment issues and speakers who will discuss initiatives that may affect your company; professional peers who will describe efforts to develop “Best in Class” approaches to EHS challenges; and other experts who will present ideas for you to consider and perhaps adopt in your own programs. The following topics will be presented:
· China Emerging Health Legislation and Issues
· China Emerging Occupational Safety & Health Legislation and Issues
· China Cleaner Production Standards and Issues.
· Update of China RoHS
· Case Study 1: P&G Contractor Safety Program
· Case Study 2: Baxter Contractor Safety Program
· Highlights of Mercer ORC Networks in U.S. on ‘OSH Sustainability Metrics/Standards and Illness & Injury’
· Workshop on ‘HSE Talent Retention Challenges & Solutions’
· HSE Panel Discussion
We are honored to have Mdm Duandong Mei, Assistant Counsel on Occupational Health, Bureau of Food Safety Coordination and Health Inspection, join us to present ‘Emerging Health Legislation and Issues in China.’ Mdm Duandong will discuss:
- Emerging important health legislation, codes of practice, guidelines, documents
- Emerging occupational health challenges arising from economic expansion, such as food safety; noise pollution; bans on smoking; and the influence of climatic changes on the prevalence of such diseases as dengue fever, bird flu, and the like.
Next, we will welcome Dr. Maohua Zhong, Vice Director, China Academy of Safety Sciences & Technology, State Administration of Work Safety, to update us on ‘Emerging Occupational Safety and Health Legislation and Issues in China.’ Dr. Zhong will address the following points:
- Emerging important safety legislation, codes of practice, guidelines, and other documents
- Nuclear Safety
- The 12th-Five-Year Plan on Safe Production
- Enforcement challenges in the face of rapid economic development
We are excited that after lunch Ms Yu Xiuling, Deputy Director of the China National Cleaner Production Center, will join us to speak about ‘China Cleaner Production Standards and Issues.’ Her presentation will include:
- Roles of the China National Cleaner Production Center
- An Overview of Cleaner Production Standards in the Organic Chemical Raw Material and Electroplating Industries
- Environmental and Economic Impacts arising from National Cleaner Production Standards
- Challenges faced by industry in complying with Cleaner Production Standards
- Emerging Cleaner Production Standards in the near future
- Enforcement challenges in the face of rapid economic development
Next, Dr. Lu Chunyang, Project Manager, China Telecommunication Technology Labs, Ministry of Information Industry will provide a ‘Latest update on China RoHS’. She will discuss:
· Review of China RoHS
· The latest developments in China RoHS
· Voluntary certification
· Challenges in complying with the RoHS requirements
· RoHS legislation and/or regulations that will emerge in the near future
After tea break, two representatives from member companies will share their experiences with managing the most persistent safety and health challenges we have all faced when engaging contractors to carry out work activities on our behalf. Riza Fortuna, Asia Corporate HSE Manager, Procter & Gamble, and Frank Qi, HSE Manager, Asia Pacific, Baxter will present case studies on contractor safety management from their corporations.
Some of the issues they will highlight are:
- Definition of a contractor
- Criteria for selecting contractors and/or awarding contract work
- Control systems to ensure contractors follow applicable HSE requirements
- Challenges arising from engaging contractors to work within and/or outside the facility
- Opportunities to enhance the working relationship between the contractor and the facility owner
Opening the Thursday morning forum will be Dee Woodhull, Principal, Mercer ORC Networks, Washington, DC. Ms. Woodhull will present ‘OSH Metrics for Sustainability and Injury Prevention”, in which she will discuss recent developments in OSH metrics with respect to which metrics are being recommended for inclusion in sustainability indices, and the latest work of the Mercer ORC Networks Alternative Metrics Task Force to develop more reliable and effective benchmarking indicators. Among the topics she will address are:
- GRI – G3 OSH Metrics
- ISO 26000 OSH Guidance
- ASSE Draft Safety & Health Sustainability Index
- Mercer ORC Networks CSR and Sustainable Development Working Group
- Proposed Mercer ORC Networks benchmarking metrics
Next, our interactive Workshop session will focus on ‘HSE Talent Retention Challenges and Solutions.’ As the emerging economies in Asia Pacific are booming, while those in the US and EU are experiencing downturns, we are facing tremendous pressure to retain our HSE-competent people in this region, where such talents are very scarce. With this background, we will engage in an interesting and timely workshop on how member companies are meeting the challenge.
The workshop will be conducted in an interactive session with our members and delegates by breaking out into smaller groups to create an opportunity for them to brainstorm, discuss, evaluate, and suggest recommendations. Each group then will select a spokesperson to report out after the breakout. The resulting findings and recommendations will become part of a working document that will be posted on our Mercer ORC Networks AP HSE website for members to review and contribute to on a continuous basis.
Tasks for Each Group
· Identify HSE Talent Retention Challenges
· Share Corporation HSE Talent Retention Programs, if any
· Identify methodology in the retention of HSE Talent
· Share metrics to measure HSE talent enhancement and/or retention
· Identify best practices
Finally, after the tea-break, we will have an HSE Panel Discussion where each of the Corporate Regional HSE leaders will be invited to step forward to the panel to provide expert discussions, sharing, evaluation on any HSE issues that delegates would like to raise. We encourage delegates to prepare their HSE questions beforehand and email them to email@example.com.
We believe this exciting and informative program will be of great value to you, and are eager to share it with you. Please see the attached Agenda for further details about speakers, times and meeting rooms.
We look forward to seeing you in Beijing, China.