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IOSH to take world stage

IOSH will engage and collaborate with delegates from across the globe at the XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work.

Running from 20 to 23 September 2021 and hosted by Canada, the event will embrace the theme of ‘prevention in the connected age: global solutions to achieve safe and healthy work for all’.

This is the first time the full Congress is being held online and it will follow a lively and interactive format. The virtual platform will also ensure that the critical knowledge shared by OSH experts, thought leaders and innovators is accessible to thousands of participants.

IOSH will be represented by Policy and Development Manager Dr Iván Williams Jiménez, Head of Strategic Engagement Alan Stevens and President-Elect Louise Hosking, who said: “I am honoured to represent IOSH at this prestigious event, which will be attended by decision-makers from government and public authorities, workers’ representatives and more.

“Having an IOSH presence means we can provide a voice for our members and the profession.

“There is a huge emphasis on collaboration and engagement, and I can’t wait to join the global prevention community to exchange information and drive innovation and action at a time when OSH has never been more important.”

Louise is hosting a symposium entitled Training for Vision Zero on Tuesday 21 September*. Vision Zero is the International Social Security Association’s (ISSA’s) global initiative to eradicate all work-related accidents and illness, and ISSA has partnered with IOSH to ensure its strategy can be implemented by organisations around the world through quality training.

ISSA has co-organised the event with the International Labour Organization, the Institute for Work & Health and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.

On the agenda are technical sessions looking at the issues of today, and Alan will speak on ‘regulating OSH in future of work – new forms of work, workers, employers, workplaces and working relationships’ on Monday 20 September**.

In addition, the Congress schedule includes dedicated time for delegates to chat, network and view the virtual Poster Exhibition, which will see Iván present on ‘AI and automation technologies in the workplace’.

The programme will also give participants a chance to experience Canada through showcase events.

Read more about the conference, including how to register, and check out the full programme.

 

*This symposium will be broadcast twice – 13:45-15:15 EDT (18:45-20:15 BST) and 23:45-01:15 EDT (04:45-06:15 BST)
** This session will be broadcast twice – 10:30-12:15 EDT (15:30-17:15 BST) and 20:30-22:15 EDT (01:30-03:15 BST)

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