COVID-19 and OSH



Over two days in early October 2020, organizers of the XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work are hosting free, virtual special sessions focusing on COVID-19 and occupational safety and health (OSH).

On October 5, from 9.00 a.m. to noon EST, the half-day special session will feature thought-leaders discussing innovations in addressing COVID-19 in the workplace, how the future of work is being shaped by the global pandemic, and the relevance of promoting a culture of prevention to address COVID-19. 

On October 6, from 8.00 to 11.00 a.m. EST, sessions will also include a COVID-19 focus. The International Labour Organization (ILO) will discuss ILO's work in helping member countries to develop OSH policies, regulations and programs related to COVID-19. The International Safety and Security Association (ISSA) will address the response of work injury insurance providers to pandemic outbreaks and other extreme events. 

Also on October 6, the International Media Festival for Prevention will announce the 50 shortlisted projects of this year's festival, with the best being awarded at the XXII World Congress taking place in Toronto on September 19-22, 2021. IWH is a national co-host of the 2021 global forum.

Registration for the XXII World Congress special sessions on COVID-19 and OSH opens on September 8, 2020. 

Logo for World Congress COVID-19 and occupational safety and health digital meeting in October 2020