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XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

Singapore, 3-6 September 2017

INRS is taking part in this event.

The world’s biggest gathering of occupational health and safety experts will be held from 3 to 6 September 2017 with the aim of reinforcing cooperation on major prevention issues.

This Congress offers a platform for the exchange of information and views for experts in occupational safety and health, representatives of enterprises and workers (social partners), decision-makers in governments and public authorities, and anyone else active in the area of occupational safety and health.

It will include plenary sessions, technical sessions, symposia, poster presentations and the International Media Festival for Prevention.

The Congress will focus on three main topics:

Topic 1: Vision Zero – From vision to reality

Vision Zero aims to instil a mindset that all accidents and diseases arising from work are preventable. It calls for a paradigm shift at every level of an organisation, from one of fault-finding, to one that focuses on finding solutions to prevent accidents and diseases. To achieve this would require commitment from all stakeholders at all levels in the workforce.

Topic 2: Healthy work – Healthy Life

The future world of work is becoming more challenging, complex and fast-paced. As a result, the link between work environments and employee health is getting stronger. To improve employee health and ensure that they can work longer and live healthier, the interconnected issues of occupational safety and health are best managed in a comprehensive and integrated manner. The integrated approach is one where employees and employers work together continuously to sustain, protect and promote each other’s safety and health in the workplace.

Topic 3: People-centred prevention

Protecting employees is the heart of what occupational safety and health (OSH) is about. To build inclusive workplaces for OSH to thrive, components such as demographic change, ageing, gender, culture and education are important. To support these efforts, sustainable strategies for the promotion, protection and education of our people are critical.


XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

  • Date

    From 03/09/2017 to 06/09/2017
  • Location

  • Organiser

    ISSA, ILO, Ministry of Manpower, Singapore
  • Web site

  • Information

    Languages: English, French, German, Spanish
    Location :
    Marina Bay Sands
    10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956

Last update on 21/03/2017