Creating a safe and healthy learning and working environment
Symposium At The XX World Congress 2014
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The Symposium held on 26 August at the XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2014 – Global Forum for Prevention in Frankfurt, Germany, was a follow up to the joint workshop “Mainstreaming OSH into education: Towards a culture of prevention” that took place at ILO Training Centre Turin in 2012. The symposium in Frankfurt focused on the fundamental question, how the education system, the community and the world of work do interact. Within three workshops scientists and practitioners from the three policy areas exchanged what they have in common and investigated how they can work together to build a culture of prevention. The symposium was organized by ENETOSH in cooperation with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), the All-Russia Institute for Occupational Safety and Labour Economics (VCOT) and the Centre for Applied Health Sciences (ZAG) at the Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany.

| Bild: | Chairs of the symposium were Steve Horvath, President and CEO of CCOHS and Ulrike Bollmann, coordinator of ENETOSH. The moderator was David Gold, Gold-Knecht Associates, Switzerland, supported by the three workshop-moderators Ulrike Craes, BGW Academy Dresden, Germany; Lester Claravall, Oklahoma Department of Labour, USA and Tom McDaniel, Siemens Energy, USA.

More than 100 people, coming from different regions of the world, joined the ENETOSH symposium in Frankfurt. Divided into the three groups the audience set out into searching solutions by changing the perspective between the groups. The method was: Ask questions! The moderator David Gold explained: “Only those, who ask questions, can hope for innovative and meaningful answers.” Click here to have a look at the “Question Cards”.

The questioning was based on a brief statement done by one representative per policy area: Peter Paulus, Leuphana University Lüneburg, represented the education sector; Sue Boychuk, Ministry of Labour Ontario, Canada, represented the world of work and Louise Logan, President and CEO of Parachute, Canada, the community field.

Please click for the presentations:
Peter Paulus   |   Sue Boychuk   |   Louise Logan


Within each policy field the process of developing questions was facilitated by three lead experts.

Education system:
Sarah Copsey, European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA)click here for the abstract
Yuka Ujita, International Labour Organization (ILO)click here for the abstract
Shamusideen Kadiri, ZUB CHORD Technical Ventures, Nigeriaclick here for the abstract
 
World of Work:
Ioana-Georgiana Nicolescu, The National research and development Institute on Occupational Safety ‘Alexandru Darabont’ (INCDPM)click here for the abstract
Hanna Uusitalo, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH)click here for the abstract
Daniela Scholl, Auszeitagentur, Germanyclick here for the abstract
 
Community/Society:
Jill Joyce, IOSH, UKclick here for the abstract
Carolyne Plummer, University Health Network, Canadaclick here for the abstract
Hanan Elnagdy, Ministry of Manpower and Migration, Egyptclick here for the abstract


The symposium was started by an introduction of a delegation of the first International Youth Congress on Health and Safety by the chair of this symposium. Click here to read more about “A New Generation in Health and Safety” at the blog of Steve Horvath. He closed the symposium as follows: “The participants lit a fire, they tried to do something transversal in various groups to point out a common understanding of how to interact to build a culture of prevention.”

To learn more about the symposium please have a look into the video clip "Prevention awareness from an early age” at the video portal within the documentation of the XX World Congress.

The whole documentation of the XX World Congress can be found on the congress website. All links open in a new browser window.

Evaluation

The symposium was chosen for an extra evaluation: A pre-survey together with potential participants and the speakers of this symposium at the XX World Congress 2014 was carried out. Following the event, participants were asked to fill in an online questionnaire especially dedicated to this symposium. The speakers of this symposium got an immediate general and personal feedback based on the evaluation by the participants.

NewsletterOn the occasion of the XX World Congress a special edition of the ENETOSH Newsletter No 12 was published. This edition contains an inlay written by Sue Boychuk describing Canada’s model and long-term success story of mainstreaming OHS education in the school system to prepare students for work and life.

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