SDGs 3, 8, 16, 17
FJCU collaborated with the Ministry of Labor in setting standards for permissible exposure to 1-bromopropane in workplaces. In November 2013, six workers in Kaohsiung died as a result of poisoning from 1-bromopropane; therefore, in September 2014, the Institute of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health (ILOSH) under the Ministry of Labor commissioned a team from FJCU’s College of Medicine to conduct an investigation on the use of 1-bromopropane in workplace environments and the effects of its exposure on workers. Subsequently, in 2015, a proposal for setting standards for permissible exposure was drafted, and an expert review conference and public hearing was completed in 2016. On July 1, 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration under the Ministry of Labor announced that the standard for permissible exposure to 1-bromopane in workplaces is set to 0.5 ppm.
Related practical events:
* Dialogue with government and non-governmental organizations
* Signed letter of intent with the Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy
* FJCU collaborated with the Ministry of Labor in setting standards for permissible exposure to 1-bromopropane in workplaces.
* Participated in the discussion on the impact of offshore wind power on Taiwan’s coastal ecology
* FJCU invited an expert to give a talk to faculty and students about sustainable development, a major focus of the United Nations