XX World Congress on Safety
and Health at Work 2014

Global Forum for Prevention

24–27 August 2014 · Frankfurt · Germany

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.

2011 –

Istanbul, Turkey

Host: Turkish Ministry of Labour and Social Security (ÇSGB)
11 – 15 September

2008 –

Seoul, South Korea

Host: Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency (KOSHA)
29 June – 1 July

2005 –

Orlando, USA

Host: National Safety Council (NSC)
18 – 22 September

2002 –

Vienna, Austria

Host: Austrian Workers’ Compensation Board (AUVA)
26 – 31 May

1999 -

São Paulo, Brazil

Host: Ministry of Labour of Brazil
12 – 16 April

1996 –

Madrid, Spain

Host: Spanish Ministry of Labour and Social Security
22 - 26 April

1993 –

New Delhi, India

Host: National Safety Council 
4 – 8 April