PHOH 660 – Advanced Occupational Health and Safety (for Ph.D. Program)      
Department of Occupational Health and Safety      

Main Instructor & Coordinator

Name :

Lect.Dr. Wisanti Laohaudomchok
(อ.ดร. วิสันติ เลาหอุดมโชค)

Wisanti Laohaudomchok

Affiliation :

Department of Occupational Health
Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University
420/1 Ratchawithi Rd., Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400
Phone: 0 2644 4070 ext. 102

Academic Record :
1988 - 1992 Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Public Health (Major: Occupational Health and Safety)
Mahidol University - Faculty of Public Health
1997 - 1999 Master of Science (M.S.) in Industrial Health
University of Michigan - School of Public Health
Ann Arbor, MI, U.S.A.
[ Royal Thai Government Scholarship 1997 ]
2005 - 2010 Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) in Environmental Health, concentrating in Occupational Health
Harvard University - School of Public Health
Boston, MA, U.S.A.
[ Royal Thai Government Scholarship 2004 & Research Funding from NIOSH, U.S.A. ]
Work Experience :
1993 - 1997 Public Health Technical Officer
Division of Occupational Health, Department of Health
Ministry of Public Health, Bangkok, Thailand
1999 - 2005 Labour Specialist
National Institute for the Improvement of Working Conditions and Environment (NICE)
Department of Labour Protection and Welfare
Ministry of Labour, Bangkok, Thailand
2010 - 2018 Labour Specialist & Chief of Technical and International Affairs
Occupational Safety and Health Bureau
Department of Labour Protection and Welfare
Ministry of Labour, Bangkok, Thailand
[ in High Potential and Performance System (HiPPS) & Talent Network ]
2018 - Present Faculty Member
Department of Occupational Health and Safety, Faculty of Public Health
Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

Training & Study Visit :
  Worked as a Guest Researcher under the Health Hazard Evaluation Program at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), U.S.A. (Jun - Jul 1998)
  Participated in the Graduate Summer Session in Occupational Epidemiology at the University of Michigan – School of Public Health (Jul - Aug 1999)
  Participated in the Counterpart Training and Study Visit on Working Environment Improvement Technology in Japan, funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) (Aug – Sep 2002)
  Participated in 3 Fellowship Training Workshops & Symposium in Korea, for Policy Development on Occupational Safety and Health, funded by the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA) (Jun - Jul 2013, May 2014, and Jul 2017)
  Participated as a Thailand's Delegate in International Meetings & Study Visits on Occupational Health and Safety in Various Countries, e.g. Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Germany, Japan, Korea, China, and ASEAN Member States (over 30 times, in total)
  Participated in a Capacity Enhancement Program in Supporting the High Potential and Performance System (HiPPS) of the Civil Service Commission (Nov - Dec 2013)
  A Talent Network Fellow to Participate in the Public Management and Leadership Training for High Potential Officials, at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, Japan (May - Jun 2015)
  Participated in the Training Program for Middle-level Executives of the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare (2015)
  Participated in Various Technical Trainings/Workshops, e.g. on Research Development in Occupational Health, Development of OSH Information System, Radiation Protection Level 2 and Advanced Level for Radiation Safety Officer, Workplace Risk Assessment, etc.

Professional Experience :
  Worked directly in the field of Occupational Health and Safety for over 25 years
  Served as a Delegate of Thailand in various International Meetings & Policy Dialogues in the area of Occupational Health and Safety, for examples:
– Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) - Workshop on National Occupational Safety and Health Strategies (2011)
– ASEAN Occupational Safety and Health Network (ASEAN-OSHNET) Meetings & Policy Dialogues (from 2012 to 2018)
– General Meeting of the International Labour Organization (ILO) - Occupational Safety and Health Information Network (CIS)
  Acted as the Main Person in charge of ILO Convention No. 187 Ratification for Thailand (analyzed current administration status - National Policy, Master Plan, and Relevant Systems)
  Served as a Committee Member and Vice-President of the Occupational Health and Safety at Work Association (2011-2015)
  Served as a Committee Member of the Ergonomics Society of Thailand (2011-2014)
  Served as a Committee Member for ISO Standards Certification of the Management System Certification Institute (2013 - 2015)
  Served as a Committee Member for the Development of over 10 Thai Industrial Standards on Occupational Health and Safety, Ergonomics and Nanotechnology
  Served as a Lecturer/Speaker on Various Topics in the Safety Officer Trainings and Occupational Safety Inspector Trainings of the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare
  Serving as a Guest Lecturer, a Consultant, a Thesis Committee Member, and a Member of Other Committees for OH&S Curriculum Development at Various Academic Institutions, etc.

Areas of Interest and Expertise :
  Occupational Health, Industrial Hygiene, Exposure Assessment in Occ. Epidemiology (e.g., Use of Biomarkers, Cumulative Exposure Modelling, etc.)
  Development of Occupational Health and Safety Standards & Administration System at National and Internatonal Levels
  Others (e.g., Ergonomics, NanoSafety, Radiation Safety, etc.)

Published Research Works :
  Laohaudomchok W, et al. Assessment of Occupational Exposure to Manganese and Other Metals in Welding Fumes by Portable X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometer. J. Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 7(8), 2010, p. 456-465.
  Laohaudomchok W, et al. Toenail, Blood, and Urine as Biomarkers of Manganese Exposure. J. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 53(5), 2011, p. 506-510.
  Laohaudomchok W, et al. Neuropsychological Effects of Low-Level Manganese Exposure in Welders. NeuroToxicology, 32(2), 2011, p. 171-179.
  Chaikittiporn C, Laohaudomchok W, Weik KMMK. Improving Occupational Safety and Health of Myanmar Migrant Workers in Thailand. Asian-Pacific Newsletter on Occupational Health and Safety, 19(1), 2012, p. 10-13.
  Kongtip P, Nankongnab N, Chaikittiporn C, Laohaudomchok W, Woskie S, Slatin C. Informal Workers in Thailand: Occupational Health and Social Security Disparities. New Solutions, 2015.
  Laohaudomchok W, et al. Pesticide Use in Thailand: Current Situation, Health Risks, and Gaps in Research and Policy. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal, 2020.
  Wongsakoonkan W, Boonyayothin V, Tangtong C, Pengpumkiat S, Laohaudomchok W, Phanprasit W. Colorimetric Pad for Low-concentration Formaldehyde Monitoring in Indoor Air. J. Health Research, 2021.
  Nayha S, Phanprasit W, Chotiphan C, Konthonbut P, Laohaudomchok W, Ikäheimo T, Jaakkola J. Active Commuting and Work Ability: A Cross-sectional Study of Chicken Meat Industry Workers in Thailand. Int. J. Industrial Ergonomics. (in peer-review process)
  Phanprasit W, Konthonbut P, Laohaudomchok W, Tangtong C, Sripaiboonkij P, Ikäheimo T, Jaakkola J, Nayha S. Workplace Cold and Perceived Work Ability: Paradoxically Greater Disadvantage among High- than Low-educated Poultry Industry Workers in Thailand. (in submission)


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