XX World Congress on Safety
and Health at Work 2014

Global Forum for Prevention

24–27 August 2014 · Frankfurt · Germany

The programme

One world, countless different worlds of work: the programme of the XX World Congress for Safety and Health at Work 2014 will present all visitors with practical strategies for their prevention tasks.

Six Technical Sessions form the heart of the programme. In addition, 30 symposia address topical issues relating to safety and health at work. A particular highlight is the Forum for Prevention, which in this form is a first for the World Congress.

These programme items are supported by opening and closing events, keynote speeches, and a German Evening (limited number of participants). The Congress programme also includes a range of industry visits, cultural events, the International Media Festival for Prevention (IMFP), an accompanying trade fair, and further side events.

Programme overview

Which events are being held where and when? Find the answers at a glance in the programme overview. Use our interactive programme tool to check out details of the individual programme items. Here you will find an introduction to each talk, together with information on the speakers.

Technical Sessions

The six Technical Sessions develop the three main subjects of the 2014 World Congress. Find out here which strategies are effective in shaping safety and health at work sustainably.


The 30 symposia reflect the topics that are currently most pressing in occupational safety and health around the globe. Get involved in the discussions, contribute your own experience, and benefit from new observations on key prevention issues.

Forum for Prevention

At the new Forum for Prevention, over 200 experts from 46 countries will be presenting the latest findings from research and the field. This marketplace for opportunities in prevention will be open for business on all three days of the Congress. Be inspired by new solutions in occupational safety and health.

Interactive programme tool

Full details of the Congress programme are just a click away. The interactive programme tool gives you all the information you need on papers, abstracts, speakers, times and venues. Use it to put your own personal Congress programme together.

Why not join us at the World Congress?

The 2014 World Congress is the OSH event of the year. Don't miss the opportunity to be there.

  • Keep up to date on OSH issues
  • Meet experts from all over the world
  • Network, locally and interactively



  • End of online registration period:  10th August 2014. Payments by bank transfer cannot be processed after 8 August 2014 (deadline for receipt of payment by the DGUV).


The toolbox provides systematic assistance in the organization and interactive design of technical sessions and symposia, with the objective of assuring their sustainability. It is intended for use by the various stakeholders of the event, and puts useful help and methods at their fingertips. The methods range from tips for the design of Powerpoint slides to alternatives for interior design.
The toolbox is available in English and German.
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