TORONTO, Ontario, Canada will host the XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work under the theme; “Prevention in the Connected Age: global solutions to achieve safe and healthy work for all,” the International Labour Organisation (ILO) announced on its website Friday.
The organisers, the statement said, include the ILO, the Institute for Work & Health (IWH), the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) and the International Social Security Association (ISSA).
Participants from around the globe will attend virtually from September 20–23, 2021. Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, high-level government officials, trade unions, workers and their representatives, communicators, representatives of social security organisations, filmmakers, journalists, speakers, thought leaders, occupational experts and decision-makers will explore critical occupational safety and health issues.
The Congress program features over 200 speakers in six technical sessions and 21 symposia. The International Media Festival for Prevention will take place during the Congress, as well as hundreds of virtual poster presentations and an International Safety and Health Exhibition.
Speakers at the Congress will include Mr. Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director and Co-Head, Toronto International Film Festival; Dr. Joachim Breuer, President, ISSA; Dr. John Howard, Director of NIOSH, Center for Disease Control and Prevention; Dr. Cameron Mustard, President, IWH; Dr. Elizabeth Nkumbula, Founder and Chairperson, ENVIS Consulting Limited, Zambia and Mr. Guy Ryder, Director General, ILO.
Others speakers include Prof. Atsushi Seike, President, The Promotion and Mutual Aid Corporation for Private Schools of Japan; Ms. Anne Tennier, President & CEO, CCOHS and Ms. Maayan Ziv, CEO & Founder, AccessNow.