8th International Conference & Exhibition on OHS

8th International Conference & Exhibition on OHS

8th International Occupational Health and Safety Conference, organized by Ministry of Labour and Social Security. 8th International Conference & Exhibition on OHS to be held in İstanbul in 8-11 May 2016 at Halic Cogress Center. Academicians leading their fields, specialists, parties related to labour life and students, forming a synergy altogether, will find an opportunity to share knowledge, experience and good implementation models under the title of “Health and Safety Promotion at Workplaces”.

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security aims at ensuring the realization of the social affluence and justice, as well as improving the living standards of workers and quality of workforce.

For this purpose, The Ministry takes preventive measures for the arrangement of working life and ensures facilitation of the relationship between the employer and employee for the protection of the working peace through Professional training, inspection and law enforcement. One of the most important tasks of the Ministry is to facilitate a safe and healthy work environment for the workers as well as occupational rehabilitation of the disabled people.
This task is carried out by the Directorate General of Occupational Health and Safety. For this purpose The Ministry utilizes tools such as training and implementation of social insurance services against various physical, economic and social risks. The Ministry of Labour and Social Security also collects and publishes labour statistics on yearly basis.

Intercontinental synergy for Occupational Health and Safety at the melting pot of civilizations.

Right to work at a healthy and safe environment is one of the fundamental human rights. The primary objectives of OSH are to take precautions by predetermining any factors in the working environment that may harm the employees; to provide a comfortable, healthy and safe labour life without any occupational accidents or diseases; to sustain the mental and physiological health of the employees.

According to ILO numbers there are 3 billion employees in the world 1.2 billion of which are female. Every day 6 thousand workers i.e. every minute 4 worker die due to occupational accidents or diseases. On annual basis 360 thousand people die due to occupational accidents and 1 million 950 thousand people die due to occupational diseases.


Invitation letter about event from, Mr.Süleyman SOYLU,  Minister of Labour and Social Security

“Work accidents and occupational diseases claim the lives of millions of workers annually and cause significant economic and financial losses. Providing and sustaining safer and healthier workplaces are among the common goals for all countries. This issue had been discussed as part of the employment agenda at the Turkish G20 Presidency in 2015.

This common goal will be achieved through cooperation between the countries as well as exchange of knowledge, experience and best practices. To this end, the Turkish Ministry of Labour and Social Security has been organizing an international conference on OSH every two years since 2001 and “8th International Conference on Occupational Health and Safety” will be held in İstanbul on May 8-11, 2016 with the participation of the academicians and experts leading in their fields, representatives of relevant international organizations, universities, trade associations and non-governmental organizations from all over the World. The Scientific Advisory Board has determined the motto of this Conference as “Sustainable Occupational Health and Safety”.

Various aspects of occupational health and safety will be discussed extensively with 36 main topic under “Sustainable Occupational Health and Safety” motto. Participants will also have opportunity to meet the innovations in the field of occupational health and safety in the Turkish Occupational Safety and Health Exhibition (T+OSH Expo) held concurrently with the Conference.

The Ministry of Labour and Social Security of Republic of Turkey is proud to be your host for this major organization in 2016. I invite you to the Conference to benefit from sessions of the Conference and explore İstanbul, where the continents meet.”

For more information: www.tioshconference.gov.tr