The participants from all over the world were treated to a packed schedule for four days, gathering to listen to innovative solutions, new ideas, and the latest research in the field of occupational health and safety. Shaping change was the theme of the congress, where the focus was on future challenges and opportunities.
During the congress, there were good opportunities for networking and many future collaborations were opened up. Many world-leading actors in the field of work environment participated where, among others, representatives from the International Labor Organization (ILO), the International Social Security Association (ISSA) and the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health were present.
We presented our report on the work environment for LGBTQ people
During the session “Beyond the Buzzword: Psychological Saftey in the Modern Workplace”, Nader Ahmadi, Director General at the Swedish Agency for Work Environment Expertise, presented the literature review The organisational and social work environment of LGBTQ people. The review was assigned to the agency by the government and we have collected and compiled knowledge about LGBTQ people’s organisational and social work environment, with a particular focus on the situation of transgender people.
– There is a great interest in our review and it feels important to be able to highlight the topic in an international context as well. We have had the opportunity to make many new contacts, which feels very good, says Nader Ahmadi, director general at the Swedish Agency for Work Environment Expertise.
In addition to our presentation, we also had two posters on site, The working environment for managers during the corona pandemic and The working environment for primary school teachers during the corona pandemic.
– It feels good to be able to showcase the agency’s work in an international context. Even though the biggest wave of covid-19 is over, there is still an interest in the issue, says Robert Ljung, department coordinator at the Swedish Agency for Work Environment Expertise.
More about the congress
The 23rd World Congress took place at the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney), Darling Harbour 27 – 30 November. 3 000 participants from over 120 countries took part. The World Congress on Safety and Health at Work was organised by the International Labor Organization (ILO), the International Social Security Association (ISSA) and SafeWork NSW.