The XXII World Congress on Safety & Health at Work, which takes place in Toronto on 4-7 October 2020, will invite participants to submit papers, projects or case studies for symposia sessions and/or poster presentations in September.
Taking place at Toronto’s Metro Convention Centre, registration is now open for the largest event of the occupational health and safety community, which will be co-hosted by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety and Canada’s Institute for Work & Health (a Toronto-based work injury and disability prevention research institute).
The two-day event will again be sponsored by the International Labour Organization and the International Social Security Association since the first Congress was held in Rome in 1955. It now attracts over 3,500 delegates from more than 150 countries.
The World Congress, which takes place every three years hosted by a different country each time, will call for abstracts, starting on 15 September, that directly relates to the theme and topics of the Congress.
The theme of the 2020 World Congress is ‘Prevention in the Connected Age: Global solutions to achieve safe and healthy work for all’. And according to the ILO and ISSA, the programme promises to be interactive, showcasing experts, thought leaders and innovators from around the globe.
The Congress will focus on three main topics:
* Innovations in Addressing Longstanding Safety and Health Challenges.
* Implications of the Changing World of Work for Occupational Safety and Health.
* Advancing a Culture of Prevention
The main objectives are to provide a forum for exchange of knowledge, practices and experience in order to promote safe and healthy work for everyone, in addition to strengthening connections, networks and alliances and laying the groundwork for co-operation and strengthening relationships among all concerned.