Previous World Congresses
In 1955, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Social Security Association (ISSA) organized the first World Congress, which was held in Rome. For the first time, prevention experts and decision-makers from around the world met at a major international congress. The focus at that time lay upon the pooling of experience and information on new technical developments in the area of prevention. Since then, the World Congress has been held every three years. It is the world's largest event for the international occupational safety and health community.
The 2014 World Congress in Frankfurt is being organized by the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) as the national host, in conjunction with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Social Security Association (ISSA). The 2014 World Congress marks the event's twentieth anniversary.
The national organizers and the venues of the last seven World Congresses are listed in the adjacent table.