Please note that we will be making minor updates to our programme and it will be available in the coming weeks. Download the updated first programme announcement below:

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Prevention in the Connected Age: Global solutions to achieve safe and healthy work for all

The World Congress is a crucial global forum for the exchange of information and opinion by experts in safety and health, representatives of companies and employees, decision-makers from government and public authorities, social partners, and anyone active in the area of occupational safety and health.

The Congress Programme will be dynamic and interactive, showcasing experts, thought leaders and innovators from around the globe covering the following main topics:

  • Innovations in Addressing Longstanding Safety and Health Challenges
  • Implications of the Changing World of Work for Occupational Safety and Health
  • Advancing a Culture of Prevention


For the first time in its history, the World Congress will feature Braindates. Braindates are dynamic conversations between individuals or small groups booked through the Congress mobile app. Delegates post the knowledge they are willing to share in the form of conversation topics, and curate their own experience based on what they can learn from the knowledge and experience around them.

Young Worker Spotlight

The Young Worker Spotlight is a lively, interactive session designed to spur global action to improve occupational safety and health for young workers. Youth champions from Canada and around the world join with policy-makers and experts to share knowledge and experience and offer new insights to inspire action in tackling this challenge.

Global Forum for Work Injury Insurance

This Forum provides a platform for representatives of occupational accident insurance or workers’ compensation schemes to discuss a number of global challenges that occupational accident insurance systems are facing today, such as the impact of technological progress in the areas of prevention and rehabilitation. This platform will open the opportunity to exchange information, to present good practice approaches and to formulate joint positions.

Technical Tours

Technical Tours will allow you to experience key industries and occupational safety and health developments in the local area. Most Technical Tours will take place on the afternoon of September 22, 2021 and are included in the Congress registration fee. See the technical tours page for more information.

Recreational and Cultural Tours

Whether you want to visit Niagara Falls, sample local food and drink, take in Toronto’s eclectic post-modern architecture, or simply join a Hop-on Hop-off bus tour, you will find there is plenty to do in the city of Toronto and surrounding areas for cultural and tourist activities. More information will be available in Summer 2021.

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