SESRIC - Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries


Symposium on 'International Partnership in OSH Training' at XIX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work
Date : 13 September 2011 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

SESRIC organized a symposium on “International Partnership in OSH Training” in collaboration with the Turkish Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (ISGUM) during the XIX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work.

The Symposium provided a platform to share experiences and expertise in the field of occupational safety and health (OSH) with a focus on the importance of training and international partnership in the establishment and sustainability of a preventive approach to OSH.

Mr. Nihat Eğri, OSH expert at ISGUM made a presentation on “ISGUM – SESRIC Collaboration as a Model for Regional Partnership in the Field of Occupational Safety and Health”. Other speakers who made presentations/speeches during the Symposium included:

  1. Ulrike Bollmann, Institute for Work and Health of the DGUV (IAG), Germany
    • Crossing Borders: How to Ensure the Effectiveness and Sustainability of OSH Training
  2. Janet Froetscher, NSC, USA
    • International Partnerships in OSH Training: Maximizing Combined Strengths
  3. Tim Tregenza, EU-OSHA, Spain
    • Training - an Essential Part of the Prevention Approach
  4. David Gold, Gold-Knecht Associates, Switzerland
    • Using Modern Educational Techniques to Achieve Higher Levels of Awareness in Occupational Safety and Health
  5. Felix Martin Daza, International Training Centre of the ILO, Italy
    • An International Perspective on Occupational Safety and Health Training
  6. Representative from DuPont
    • A Global View of Safety: Putting Technology to Work to Protect more People from more Hazards

XIX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, hosted by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MoLSS) of the Republic of Turkey in cooperation with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and International Social Security Association (ISSA) from September 11 to 15, in İstanbul, Turkey, has been the biggest congress so far in the OSH field with 5400 participants from more than 140 countries worldwide.



Istanbul Declaration on Safety and Health at Work (English)