Over 29 speakers and moderators, and more than 12, 000 participants representing international organizations, governments, workers’ organizations, academe, and OSH professionals attended the 17th National Occupational Safety and Health (NOSH) Congress conducted via zoom platform and YouTube live for free with the theme, “Building Resilient OSH Systems: Best practices amidst crises”, September 28-30, 2021.
“This global crisis has brought unprecedented health and economic challenges, leaving governments around the world engaged in seemingly endless cycles of lockdowns and grappling for solutions to protect the people and keep the businesses afloat at the same time. It is thus pertinent to understand how OSH can make individuals and institutions resilient,” said DOLE Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III.
Among topics discussed during the congress were innovations made in OSH governance, communication and education in the digital world, OSH in the digital economy, new occupational hazards and risks that have arisen in the new normal, resiliency and sustainability and OSH management.
“The current situation made us realize that the efforts that we do in keeping our workplaces safe and healthy are going to have a positive effects in the community and to the whole nation,” said Executive Director Noel C. Binag, CE, MPA.
The NOSH Congress is a biennial event that serves as vehicle for information exchange on workplace safety and health.