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A Global Vision of Prevention

Event details

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (Finland); ICOH – International Commission on Occupational Health and Ministry of Manpower (Singapore)


A Global Vision of Prevention


Draft programme 27. April 2017

High-level Special Event - Singapore World Congress

Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore

Sun 3 Sept 2017, 09.30 - 11.30, room (tbc)

Future forms of work and impact on occupational safety and health


The future of work shows some global trends; however there are differences in individual countries and sectors. High level experts with global and national perspectives will share their views on one of ILO’s Centenary Initiatives in this event.

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland, International Commission on Occupational Health ICOH and Ministry of Manpower, Singapore offer you the opportunity to be a part of the Global Dialogue on a burning issue that affect us all.

We invite 150 participants from international organisations, heads of delegations, high-level OSH experts to an early start of the Congress. Free participation, but please register by 20.8 at:  .

English language, no interpretation. Follow us for more details at (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter) and from Senior Officer Päivi Hämäläinen, .

Sunday 3 September 2017, 09.30 - 11.30 in room ABC

Moderator Mr Jukka Takala, President of ICOH

Opening and welcome

Safety, health and wellbeing at work: Finland 10 

  • Minister of social affairs and health, Finland - Ms Pirkko Mattila

Singapore presentation (new name)                       

  • Minister of Manpower, Singapore - Mr Lim Swee Say

ILO 100-years anniversary: Centenary Initiative: Future forms of work and Safe Work

  • Mr Guy Ryder, DG ILO

A new Agenda for the European Union: Modernising the EU OSH Legislation and Policy

  •  Mr Michel Servoz, Head, DG EMPLOI , EU

Case China: Transition from agriculture to industry and service

  •  Mr Sun Huashan, Vice Minister, State  -  Administration of Work Safety (SAWS)

Discussion, Q & A                             “Opponents”

  • Ms Christa Sedlatschek, Director, EU OSHA
  • Mr Kurt Straif, Section Head, IARC
  • Mr Sergio Iavicoli, Secretary General, ICOH


  • Mr Hans-Horst Konkolewsky, Secretary General, ISSA


  • Ms Pirkko Mattila

11.30   Coffee, tea and refreshments (30 min)

Moderator posing questions for “voting”

Audience will have (red/green) voting cards for questions asked between presentations

 12.00 The presentation of the updated estimates on occupational accidents, diseases and costs will take place in the same meeting room after the break (ILO, WHO, EC/EU-OSHA, Singapore and Finland)