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.