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Pushing OSH policies in a warming world

Joint IOSH and Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC) webinar

Date
19 June 2024
Type
Webinar

This webinar looks at the impact of the rise in global temperatures making occupational heat stress a more common problem. It is increasingly well-evidenced that excessive heat during work creates occupational health risks. A worker’s physical functions and capabilities, and work capacity, are restricted and it negatively affects workforce productivity. This is particularly the case in regions vulnerable to climate change.

The session explores:

  • the different avenues in which governments can work together with workers’ and employers’ organisations
  • the design, implement and monitor better mitigation and adaptation policies and practices
  • workplace interventions and awareness initiatives that look at educating and assisting employers on heat illness prevention
  • recommendations for improved levels of coordination from public authorities on setting occupational heat health surveillance services and systems.

What you will learn

  • Occupational risks associated with working in high-heat environments.
  • Projections on the effect of rising global temperatures on occupational heat hazards.
  • Outline of how to reduce exposure and control the negative impacts of heat events.

Speakers

This event is led by Dr. Shouro Dasgupta, Environmental Economist at CMCC Foundation – Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change and Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Ruth Wilkinson, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, IOSH.

  • Professor Francesco Bosello, Senior Scientist, CMCC Foundation – Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change and Professor at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.
  • Professor Elizabeth Robinson, Director, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change, London School of Economics and Political Science.
  • Halshka Graczyk, Technical Specialist on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), OSH Branch, International Labour Organization (ILO).
  • Veronica Scarano, Health Safety Executive Manager and Head of Prevention and Protection Service (RSPP) at Fendi.

This webinar looks at the impact of the rise in global temperatures making occupational heat stress a more common problem. It is increasingly well-evidenced that excessive heat during work creates occupational health risks. A worker’s physical functions and capabilities, and work capacity, are restricted and it negatively affects workforce productivity. This is particularly the case in regions vulnerable to climate change.

The session explores:

  • the different avenues in which governments can work together with workers’ and employers’ organisations
  • the design, implement and monitor better mitigation and adaptation policies and practices
  • workplace interventions and awareness initiatives that look at educating and assisting employers on heat illness prevention
  • recommendations for improved levels of coordination from public authorities on setting occupational heat health surveillance services and systems.

What you will learn

  • Occupational risks associated with working in high-heat environments.
  • Projections on the effect of rising global temperatures on occupational heat hazards.
  • Outline of how to reduce exposure and control the negative impacts of heat events.

Speakers

This event is led by Dr. Shouro Dasgupta, Environmental Economist at CMCC Foundation – Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change and Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Ruth Wilkinson, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, IOSH.

  • Professor Francesco Bosello, Senior Scientist, CMCC Foundation – Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change and Professor at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.
  • Professor Elizabeth Robinson, Director, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change, London School of Economics and Political Science.
  • Halshka Graczyk, Technical Specialist on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), OSH Branch, International Labour Organization (ILO).
  • Veronica Scarano, Health Safety Executive Manager and Head of Prevention and Protection Service (RSPP) at Fendi.

Anyone with an interest in occupational heat hazards.

Anyone with an interest in occupational heat hazards.

  • Type

    Online

  • Date

    19 June 2024

  • Time

    12:00 BST, 13:00 CEST, 15:00 UAE