05 September 2017
16:00 – 18:00
Level 4, Meeting Rooms


Synopsis for concurrent symposia sessions: S02, S03, S10, S15, S19, S23, S25, S26, S27, S28 and S32.

S02. Good practices on OSH in SMEs


Level 4, Orchid 4203

Evidence shows that there are major shortcomings in complying with essential elements of OSH legislation in SMEs, especially among micro and small enterprises (MSEs). To address this challenge, several OSH organisations developed new approaches to reach those specific companies. The purpose of this symposium is to share good practices between OSH actors.

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S03. Management of OSH in the mining sector: Seven golden rules in mining

ISSA Mining Section

Level 4, Roselle Jr. 4611

Learn about and understand Vision Zero and the Seven Golden Rules. Understand the factors of success in OSH and importance of leadership and commitment of the management. Recognise the importance of people for a safe and health-supportive work environment. See the outcome from an ethical and a business perspective in matters of return on investment.

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S10. Vision Zero: Transportation and dangerous goods

ISSA Transport Section, Chemical Section

Level 4, Melati 4001B

In order to promote Vision Zero in both the transportation and chemical industry, a clear strategy on safe transportation, in particular, of dangerous goods is key.

This symposium offers a platform for prevention experts who are dealing with transportation and chemical industry. The goal is to provide participants with:

  • an update on current risks and opportunities;
  • a platform to discuss future challenges; and
  • a perspective on a safer working environment for all stakeholders.

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S15. People-centred prevention strategies on OSH


Level 4, Roselle Jr. 4711

In this session, participants will develop a common understanding of people-centred prevention. Acting as an expert group, participants will analyse key factors of the new approach to people-centred prevention in OSH. The key factors are derived from practices of good models that will be presented (walk the talk) in the symposium. A personal journey of reflection and a strategic viewpoint will complete the session. On top of this, there will be an award for the most people-centred practice.

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S19. Behavioural science contribution to OSH strategies


Level 4, Peony 4501A

As revealed by many publications in the OSH literature, there has been increased interest in understanding how human behaviour can contribute to workplace accidents and illnesses. This symposium organised by the Health and Safety Executive, United Kingdom, aims to bring together the views of experts, practitioners, and academia on how the use of applied Behavioural Sciences can lead to significant positive impact and changes to OSH goals and outcomes in the workplace.

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S23. Rehabilitation, disability and return to work


Level 4, Orchid Jr. 4211

Evidence based, scientifically and practically speaking, maintaining a disabled worker’s attachment to a pre-disability employer prior to entering some form of social security assistance has, contingent upon jurisdictional circumstances, delivered some impressive socio-economic outcomes.

Critical occupational professional standards were developed, validated and are being globally adopted. This session will:

  • provide an overview of the standards;
  • detail rationale for the standards;
  • provide the implementation process, and
  • identify practical considerations in the roll-out across jurisdictions in Europe, North America and Asia.

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S25. Wellbeing through work


Level 4, Simpor Jr. 4911

Employee health and wellbeing is an emerging topic in the Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) field. Research, medical, and academic groups are pioneering the concept of integrated health and safety, which posits that a true culture of health and safety requires a focus on worker wellbeing. This symposium brings together perspectives from industry, government, non-profits, and service providers around the concept of integrated health and safety in order to gather insights from different regions and sectors around the world.

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S26. Healthy work: Trends on occupational health


Level 4, Peony 4401B

The WHO and ILO organised this symposium to raise awareness among Congress participants and occupational safety and health community about the challenges and opportunities for protecting and promoting health at work arising from the Sustainable Agenda 2030. Panellist and experts from WHO, ILO, collaborating centres and national partners will provide highlights of how health and labour sectors can work together with private sector and the communities to implement the sustainable development goals by protecting and promoting the health of working people.

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S27. Psychosocial risks: Mental health and wellbeing at work

Centre for Comparative Labour and Social Security Law CNRS University of Bordeaux

Level 4, Simpor Jr. 4811

Occupational health is challenged by new social and economic contexts influencing the search for new working organisational perspectives and behaviours to support meaningful work and wellbeing. The goal is to give new approaches and a more specific structure related to psychosocial risks that could be used within the scientific community and actors of the economy. Promoting occupational mental health and wellbeing at work impels us to think of an alternative economic model based on inclusion of occupational health.

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S28. Estimating the benefit of occupational safety and health to society


Level 4, Orchid Jr. 4311

Reliable statistical occupational safety and health (OSH) data on occupational accidents and diseases, as well as their human and economic cost, is important for prioritising measures and preventing work-related accidents and diseases. To address coverage and reporting gaps and increase awareness on the magnitude of the problem, researchers estimate occupational injuries and work-related diseases and their costs to society. Similarly, effective methodologies for evaluating OSH in practice are lacking, particularly specific OSH performance indicators and measures related to social determinants of health.

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S32. Innovative approaches to OSH-II

MOM, Singapore

Level 4, Peony 4403

This symposium is part of a two-part series covering discussions on innovative approaches to tackle existing and impending challenges in occupational safety and health. This second session aims to be a platform for employers and employees to share ideas on how to overcome these OSH challenges.

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