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Our world is more connected than ever. Across the globe, workers, employers, and governments are rapidly adapting to the changing world of work.

Programme

Programme schedule

Monday, 27 November 2023
  • 9:00 am
    Workshops
  • 11:00 am
    Workshops
  • 1:00 pm
    Workshops
  • 3:00 pm
    Workshops
  • 4:30 pm
    Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception
Tuesday, 28 November 2023
  • 9:00 am
    Keynote Presentation
  • 10:00 am
    Technical Sessions
  • 11:00 am
    Technical Sessions
  • 12:00 pm
    Lunch & Networking
  • 1:00 pm
    Symposia
  • 1:30 pm
    Symposia
  • 2:00 pm
    Workshops
  • 2:30 pm
    Symposia
  • 3:00 pm
    Mock Trial
  • 3:30 pm
    Symposia
  • 4:30 pm
    ILO & ISSA Reports
  • 5:00 pm
    IMFP Special Session - Award Ceremony
Wednesday, 29 November 2023
  • 9:00 am
    Keynote Presentation
  • 10:00 am
    Technical Sessions
  • 11:00 am
    Technical Sessions
  • 12:00 pm
    Lunch & Networking
  • 1:00 pm
    Symposia
  • 1:30 pm
    Symposia
  • 2:00 pm
    Alternative Ideas
  • 2:30 pm
    Fireside Chat
  • 3:00 pm
    Workshops
  • 3:30 pm
    Symposia
  • 6:00 pm
    Australia Night
Thursday, 30 November 2023
  • 9:00 am
    Keynote Presentation
  • 10:00 am
    Technical Sessions
  • 11:00 am
    Technical Sessions
  • 12:00 pm
    Lunch & Networking
  • 1:30 pm
    Symposia
  • 2:00 pm
    Symposia
  • 2:30 pm
    Symposia
  • 3:30 pm
    Symposia
  • 4:00 pm
    Symposia
  • 4:30 pm
    Symposia
  • 5:30 pm
    Closing Ceremony
Friday, 1 December 2023
  • 9:00 am
    Technical Tours
  • 10:00 am
    Technical Tours
  • 11:00 am
    Technical Tours
  • 1:00 pm
    Technical Tours
  • 2:00 pm
    Technical Tours
  • 3:30 pm
    Technical Tours
  • 4:30 pm
    Technical Tours

Shaping Change 

The COVID-19 pandemic provided opportunities to access, develop, and trial innovative approaches to harm prevention. Individuals and groups continue to connect, collaborate, and develop new practices and processes to advance work health and safety.
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Shaping Change

By joining this conference, you’ll experience firsthand how unified efforts contribute to positive outcomes that safeguard workers’ physical and mental health and wellbeing.
 

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Shaping Change

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Collaborating for a better future

Creating a safety culture and knowing how to measure it in your organisation is crucial to preventing workplace injury and disease. While we all have a shared responsibility to achieve Vision Zero, this conference focuses on the essential role leadership and worker participation plays in developing a culture of prevention. This conference offers you the chance to share knowledge, engage with and learn from work health and safety professionals shaping safer and healthier workplaces worldwide. 

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A changing world of work 

The world of work is transforming at a rapid pace. Workplace robotics and artificial intelligence, flexible work models and the burgeoning gig economy are some of the factors driving this change. From business leaders and human resource managers to social services, hospitality, mining, and NGOs (Non-Government Organisations) – we’re all thinking differently about risks in the modern world.

This conference asks how we can evolve our thinking to tackle new risks and seize opportunities, such as the blending of work and home life, the connection with holistic health and mental health, and solutions that use human-centred design and behavioural insights for harm prevention. 

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Futureproofing against ongoing and re-emerging risks 

Safety management and preventing occupational disease in high-risk industries like construction, education, medical, transport and health care are not new challenges. 

This conference opens dialogue for us to rethink and solve persistent problems to build safer workplaces for the future. Hear about advancements in our understanding of traditional harms. Learn about innovative solutions that are tackling traditional problems, and discover best practices that help deal with ongoing health and safety risks, such as safety in design safety data, and employee satisfaction.

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Programme Principles

Four key principles underpin the World Congress
Perspectives
Storytelling
Opportunities
Learnings
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Perspectives

Including and listening to voices from different organisations (both in size and across industries), nations, cultures, and roles within the OSH community (such as business leaders, researchers, regulators, workers, and associations).

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Storytelling

Sharing OSH success stories and human experiences.

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Opportunities

Addressing both risks and opportunities whilst focussing on prevention and positive change.

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Learnings

Encouraging learning and development through practical examples, lessons, toolkits and training.

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Schedule

The 23rd World Congress is a hybrid conference integrating the best of face-to-face with virtual engagement. 

As a delegate, you can join collaborative events, activities, and workshops. 

Expect grand ceremonies, entertaining keynote speakers and engaging symposia. Whether attending in person or virtually, design your work health and safety conference journey and learn, upskill, and network through premium experiences. Mock trials, roundtable conversations, technical tours, fireside chats, tactical sessions and more await you. 

In-person registrations are now open.
 

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