This international symposium will provide an invaluable opportunity to discuss how the number of occupational accidents can be reduced especially in high risk industrial work environments, and consider an effective cross-border strategy to prevent psychosocial risks and other work-related diseases. The symposium will allow delegates to examine and assess projects, tools and best practices tackling occupational safety and health issues in Europe so as to create healthy workplaces and foster growth.
List of past events
The next “Débats d’EUROGIP” on the theme “Europe and occupational safety and health: what achievements? what outlook” will be held on 19 March 2015 (in Paris).
What is the situation regarding occupational safety and health in Europe? At a time when the European Commission has just adopted a new Strategic Framework for the EU for the period 2014-2020, the question will be put to the speakers at the conference.
Representatives of Community institutions, European social partners and the competent national organizations will review progress in the area of occupational safety and health since the Single European Act of 1986 (directives, framework agreements, strategies, etc.), possible problems of application, and the challenges to be faced in the coming years (economic crisis, emerging risks, population ageing, OSH management, etc.).
The EUROGIP Conference is organized in the form of round table meetings. Following each of them, time will be devoted to question and answer sessions between the speakers and the audience.
The Debates aim to facilitate the exchange of information and experience between the relevant stakeholders: public authorities, “safety” managers, social partners, human resources managers, industrial doctors, researchers, etc.
Brussels (Belgium), from 15 to 16 October 2014
On 15 and 16 October, the Spanish trade union institute Istas is organizing in Brussels, in partnership with the ETUI, a conference on psychosocial risks. The event will focus on a presentation of the results of E-impro, a project aiming to improve trade unions’ participation in psychosocial risk prevention. The project concerns France, Spain, Italy and Turkey.
Toronto (Canada), from 29 September to 1 October 2014
This conference covers the theme of “Applied Research and Knowledge Implementation on preventing work disability”. It is intended for scientists, researchers and experts in the field of work disability prevention.
Adelaide (South Australia), 17-19 September 2014
The congress will explore a number of themes including:
- Psychosocial factors at work and their relationship with productivity and health
- Psychosocial research in developing countries
- Integrative and interdisciplinary approaches
- Prevention and interventions for workers at risk
- Hot topics such as workplace bullying, sickness absence, ageing workforce
- Organisational factors that promote wellbeing
- Managing workers with chronic health disorders and mental health issues
- Focus on industries/occupations at risk e.g. health workers
- Worker health: From research to practice.
Frankfurt (Germany), 24-27 août 2014
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.