XX World Congress on Safety
and Health at Work 2014

Global Forum for Prevention

24–27 August 2014 · Frankfurt · Germany

  • Frankfurt


to the XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2014: Global Forum for Prevention, in Frankfurt.

The German Social Accident Insurance is proud to be the national organizer of the 2014 World Congress. The 2014 World Congress is being organized jointly by the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Social Security Association (ISSA) and the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV).

Occupational safety and health has become a far-reaching task in our globalized world. People on all continents suffer under dangerous and unhealthy working conditions. Each year, well over 2 million people are killed in occupational accidents. Only by means of sustainable solutions we will be able to prevent occupational accidents, occupational diseases and work-related health hazards.

Discussion – debate – action: this is the focus of the 2014 World Congress. Over 4,000 experts from all over the world will be discussing the latest OSH developments and trends. Our hope is that each and every delegate will return home with new ideas and newly forged contacts. In addition, we offer you the opportunity to experience practical prevention activity on-site during visits to companies in a range of sectors, and to learn about new OSH products at the accompanying trade fair.

We have a vision: the Vision Zero. A world in which work is safe and healthy. A world without severe or fatal occupational accidents. We are devoting all our efforts to this vision. Only if we all act together, globally, however will we make progress towards this vision becoming reality. The 2014 World Congress provides an environment in which this is possible. We have chosen the financial and business metropolis of Frankfurt as the venue for the congress. We welcome you to the heart of both Germany and Europe. Frankfurt has many cultural and culinary attractions, and is known for its interesting sights.

We are fully committed to organizing the 2014 World Congress such that its success will be sustainable, and we look forward to your active participation.

New: Second Announcement published

The Second Announcement provides an updated overview of the programme for the World Congress 2014, particularly containing information on the following:

  • The launch events and the speakers
  • The Technical Sessions, together with summaries of the subjects and information on the individual papers and speakers
  • The topics of the Symposia
  • The Forum for Prevention
  • The International Media Festival for Prevention
  • The Technical Tours of companies in Frankfurt and the surrounding area
  • The supporting cultural and tourist events during the Congress
  • The venue, dates, and information on travel and accommodation

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World Congress 2014 receives 1300 contribution proposals

The submission deadlines for contributions to symposia and the Forum for Prevention have now passed, with a total of 1300 abstracts received – more than ever before!

As such, the World Congress 2014 will offer a broad spectrum of specialist content delivered by highly qualified contributors. In particular, you can look forward to a comprehensive programme focusing on the themes of safety and health in the workplace.

Take advantage of this excellent opportunity, and come to Frankfurt to play your part.

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