Coming together for prevention in the connected age

Global circumstances are dictating the way we are approaching the organization and execution of the XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work in an unprecedented way.

Since its inception, the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work has been a platform for the OSH community to come together, find common ground and share ideas, innovations, strategies, and practical solutions that make work safer. Now more than ever, as the world recovers from a global pandemic, we need to work together, yet find ourselves incapable of convening as we have in the past.

It’s in the spirit of reaching across physical distances to convene and connect that the theme for the XXII World Congress is Prevention in the connected age: global solutions to achieve safe and healthy work for all.

Register Now and join delegates from over 100 countries at this critical global event.

Adversity sparks new opportunities

While high connectivity and the acceleration of information flow and processes
create challenges in our field, there is no doubt that these advancements spark
incredible opportunities and have given many of us the flexibility to navigate
these unprecedented times.

It’s thanks in no small part to digital advancements and communication that we can
collaborate with passionate individuals across borders and welcome all of you to the
very first fully digital World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

Prevention must always come first

There is huge potential to make use of new technologies to improve occupational safety and health in a connected, digital world of work. Likewise, technology is enabling us to honour our commitment to health and safety by providing you with a safe environment to exchange ideas and gain a renewed enthusiasm for OSH innovation.


Global trends, singular experiences

From CEOs to unions and public and private OSH organizations, the community we are bringing together is diverse and complex. While we are all affected by global trends, we all face singular challenges shaped by political, socio-economic, industrial and other factors that are specific to our situation. This year’s digital event is particularly well-suited to offering a highly customizable program that can be tailored to your unique interests and needs.

With a schedule that accommodates three different time zones, and a platform that allows you to plan your agenda ahead of time, you will be able to completely personalize your event journey. And, should you miss anything, the entire Congress will be available online to watch at your convenience.

Coming together as a global community

All of the things that make us different, such as our geographical location or the entities and interests we represent, only serve to better highlight what brings us together: our common goal of creating safe and healthy work for all.

The XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work is an occasion to review and discuss the role of the tripartite model of governance, but also to see these dynamics at play on a global scale. Working together, we can accelerate progress towards a global culture of prevention.

New ways to connect

After a succession of lockdowns and the pivot to remote work, some of us might feel frustrated, isolated from our peers, and saturated from so much screen time. The XXII World Congress will address these issues by providing you with new ways to connect and network with your peers around the world.

From moderated chats that you can participate in during presentations to live discussions to hosting your own private conversation based on the topic of your choice, you will be able to connect with your peers and actively interact with the conference’s content.

Spontaneous and unexpected interactions are what make an event exciting. We hope that by taking advantage of these opportunities to connect and engage with your colleagues, you will leave the conference having found a renewed sense of community.



A holistic approach to Occupational Safety and Health


The Congress will explore global solutions in the following key areas:

•Innovations in Addressing Longstanding Safety & Health Challenges
•Implications of the Changing World of  Work for Occupational Safety and Health
•Advancing a Culture of Prevention

This innovative and stimulating programme features knowledge and thoughtful
insights from speakers who will address both traditional hazards in high-risk
sectors as well as new risks brought on by digitization.

A critical juncture in time

Our global context has put pressure on worker groups, employers and regulators and put our field in the spotlight and innovate within it. There has been a great reckoning and a realization that Occupational Safety and Health practices can have incredible repercussions on families, entire communities and national economies.

In a rapidly transforming world of work, it is imperative and urgent to reaffirm that the right to safe and healthy work is a basic human right, and that we embrace this momentum to un-tap growth and innovation for the benefit of all.

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