Due to the worldwide impact of COVID-19, the organisers of XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work International Labour Organization(ILO) and International Social Security Association(ISSA), hosted a Special Session on October 5-6, 2020. This live event brought together international experts to share their opinions about COVID-19 and occupational safety and health. Occupational Hygiene and Health Division Director Chang, Kuo-Ming and Occupational Accident Labor Protection Division Director Yu, Yi-Chun represented Taiwanese OSHA to attend this conference, enhancing Taiwan's international participation in occupational accidents prevention and occupational rehabilitation services.
Day 1 sessions featured innovations in addressing COVID-19, including the role technology is playing, the importance of rapid response workplace infection prevention practices, and regulatories to address potential workplace legal, ethical and privacy issues. A second panel session then focused on the changing world of work due to the pandemic. Break-out sessions discussed the culture of prevention, the importance of good governance and social dialogue, and new vision zero indicators and training programs. Day 2 sessions were organized by the International Labour Organization and International Social Security Association. These sessions profiled the short-listed entries of the International Media Festival for Prevention, Global Forum for Work Accident Insurance and Decent Work through Safety and Health in the New Normal Preparing. Through valuable experience sharing among other countries, it helps Taiwan to refine the occupational safety and health strategies in response to COVID-19.
Essentially, COVID-19 pandemic has not yet ebbed. Taiwanese OSHA has cooperated with Central Epidemic Command Center continuously to promote various epidemic prevention strategies in the workplace, such as establishing a crisis management mechanism, increasing awareness of risk management and prevention of biological hazards. Taiwanese OSHA will dedicate to maintaining zero infections in the workplace and protecting workers' safety and health.
- Publish Date：2020-10-07
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