The core aim of the "Vision Zero" strategy is the avoidance of serious accidents – in other words, accidents in which people are killed or suffer life-changing injuries. "Vision Zero" will be the main theme of the fifth international University Conference, which will examine university-specific issues from this perspective.
The 4th International Strategy Conference will be linked with the outcomes of the XX World Congress and build a bridge to the XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2017 in Singapore.
The German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) will be hosting the "Safe and healthy university" conference for the fourth time. The key topic is "Psychosocial strains – a topic at universities?"
The German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) will be hosting the "Safe and healthy university" conference for the third time. The key topic is the influence of new technologies upon work processes in universities and research establishments. Conference delegates will discuss safety and health as a quality feature in teaching and research.
During the 2nd Strategy Conference on Occupational Health and Safety in February 2011 the participants identified five core topics (“pillars”) to serve as a common frame of reference for implementing health and safety strategies. At the 3rd Strategy Conference we will move beyond these pillars: we will provide a net-work for stakeholders from different policy areas to reflect on and to discuss the most relevant core topics and we will identify where their various views intersect.
The university is a place of teaching and learning, researching and experimenting. People with very different tasks and areas of expertise work under the same roof: professors, students, research assistants, administrative and technical staff. The 2nd university conference in Dresden wants to contribute to a condition where all the people named above can carry out their various tasks without hazards and where safety and health are recognised as a quality feature of a university.
A key outcome of the 1st Strategy Conference in January 2009 was the call for better coordination between international and national strategies on safety and health at work. The 2nd Strategy Conference will offer international experts and high-level policymakers the opportunity to explore how the various international strategies can be better linked with one another and how implementation at the national level can be better coordinated. The common goal of the conference organisers is to promote a worldwide prevention culture.
Globalisation – a "meaningless buzzword" (Claus Leggewie) or signature-term of a new age? This was the question asked at the start of the workshop “Globalisation and training in occupational safety and health”. Experts from inside and outside the accident insurance institutions discussed the significance of globalisation for occupational safety and health and resulting requirements for health and safety training in a total of four thematic forums.
This conference focuses on the research to optimize the process for the transfer of classical risk oriented research into service oriented prevention provided to support the companies. According to current knowledge OSH research must be supplemented by the aspect of process-analysis and process-optimization of all prevention services. First results of this extended research approach will be presented.
This conference was a platform for experts and policy makers to exchange information about updated global, European, and national occupational health and safety strategies. It was hosted by the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) in co-operation with the WHO, ILO, ISSA, OSHA, ICOH and IALI.
People working in industrial environments, such as building sites for example, must be able to rely completely on their occupational health and safety equipment. Innovative, global developments in the field of personal protective equipment (PPE) were the subject of an international conference held in Dresden from 20 - 21 October 2008. Taking part were 120 businesses, manufacturers, users and OSH-experts from various different European countries.
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