FIOH is participating in the XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2021

The XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2021 will be organized virtually on 20–23 September in Toronto, Canada. The experts of the Finnish Institute of Occupational health (FIOH) will give presentations in the Congress and FIOH will also have a Virtual Exhibition Stand in the Congress.  

The Congress is organized every three years and this year the XXII World Congress will embrace the theme of ‘Prevention in the Connected Age: global solutions to achieve safe and healthy work for all’.

The Congress will address this theme by breaking down the information into three major 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

Because of the time differences all the Sessions and Symposia will be broadcasted twice. The Congress Virtual platform will be open 24/7. In the Exhibition Connection Hall at the  FIOH virtual stand, the experts of FIOH can be met online at dedicated times.

Dr. Tommi Alanko is speaking in Symposia NUMBER 10

Dr. Tommi Alanko, director of the Occupational Safety Department of  FIOH is speaking  in the Symposia Nr. 10 on Wednesday 22 September at 20.45 (Broadcast A) and on Thursday 23 September on at 6.56 am (Broadcast B).

The Symposia “Global Collaborative Efforts for Advancing Vison Zero and a Culture of Prevention” is organized by the International Social Security Association (ISSA) and Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA).

The title of Tommi Alanko’s presentation is “Global Occupational Safety and Health Coalition: Task Group on Introduction of the Vision Zero concept at enterprises”.

Over 400 posters to be seen virtually – FIOH has FIVE posters

The Congress features a virtual Poster Exhibition with over 400 posters. FIOH experts will have the following poster presentations.

  • P03-49 Operating Environment Analysis of Finnish Occupational Safety and Health Inspection, Implications of the Changing World of Work for Occupational Safety and Health
    Mrs. Hanna Uusitalo, Finland
  • P08-13 Identifying the “Active Ingredients” of a School-based, Workplace Safety and Health Training Intervention, Mikko Nykänen, Finland
  • P09-25 From Zero Accidents to Vision Zero – A Story of Evolution, Tiina-Mari Monni, Finland
  • P09-53 Efficiency and Operability of HF Interventions in Improving Safety in Aviation and Railways, Anna-Maria Teperi, Finland
  • P12-08 Immersive Virtual Reality as an Effective Medium for Safety Education, Kristian Lukander, Finland

There will  be Other posters from Finland as well e.g.the following

  • P01-11 Policy Approaches to Meet the Future Challenges in the Changing World of Work, Liisa Hakala, Finland
  • P04-33 Environmental risks for occupational hazards in patient seclusion practices in psychiatric hospital care, Jaakko Varpula, Finland
  • P10-19 Rethinking the role of human factors during the work design process-Finnish perspective for future approach, Tarja Kantolahti, Finland
  • P15-08 Career opportunities for people with partial work ability: a Finnish success story, Paivi Mattila-Wiro, Finland

The first Congress was organized by ILO and ISSA in 1955

In 1955, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Social Security Association (ISSA) established the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work as a global forum to advance worker health protection. Since then, the Congress has opened its doors to the world every three years, each time hosted by a different country.  It has become one of the world’s largest events for the international occupational safety and health community--attracting thousands of delegates from across the world.

This year’s Congress is organized by the Institute for Work and Health (IWH), the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), ILO and ISSA.

The Congress was originally supposed to be organized in Toronto in autumn 2020 but was postponed and changed virtual because of the covid-19 pandemics. The Congress has four official languages: English, French, German and Spanish. The hashtag for the Congress is #WorldCongressCA.

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