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BERLIN, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --



The "XX World Congress for Safety and Health at Work 2014" presents its programme and speakers

The topics and the international panel of speakers at the Technical Sessions of the "XX World Congress for Safety and Health at Work 2014" in Frankfurt have now been announced. The core themes of the Technical Sessions are as follows:

  • Promoting prevention culture in social security
  • Strengthening national OSH strategies and systems
  • Challenges and strategies for promoting occupational health
  • Healthy workplaces - healthy workers
  • Diversity in the world of work
  • Promoting employability of vulnerable groups

The "XX World Congress for Safety and Health at Work 2014" will be held in Frankfurt from 24 to 27 August 2014 by the DGUV, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Social Security Association (ISSA). The "Arbeitsschutz aktuell" exhibition and trade fair will be held on the trade fair site concurrently with the congress.

The Second Announcement for the congress, which was recently issued (see congress website), contains detailed information on the introductory talks, Technical Sessions, Technical Tours, the social programme, and the trade fair and exhibition.

Altogether, 1,300 submissions for the Symposia and for the Forum for Prevention - more than ever before - were received by the deadline for submissions. Submissions will be selected from these for the final programme. Preliminary information on the programme will be available on the congress website from the beginning of May.

The International Media Festival for Prevention, which is to be held concurrently, is a further highlight. A total of 290 entries from 33 countries are competing for the International Media Award for Prevention. The prize, which will be awarded to particularly effective videos on the topic of occupational safety and health, will be awarded during the World Congress 2014.

You can register for the congress on the event's website at http://www.safety2014germany.com. Access to the World Congress 2014 for persons with disabilities is assured.

Journalists should contact the press office of the DGUV (tel. +49-30-288-763-768, [email protected]) for accreditation.

Further information on the event can be found on the congress website and on the social media channels of the World Congress 2014:


Press contact:
Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung (DGUV)
Press office: Stefan Boltz, tel.: +49-30-288-763-768, fax: +49-30-288-763-771
E-mail: [email protected]


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