About the Conference

Ghana is set to host Africa and the world for the first Conference on Occupational Health and Safety. The conference, hosted by the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations will have in attendance, authorities in charge of Labour and Employment in the region, labour experts, health safety and environment experts and international, inter-regional and local organizations whose work relate to the corresponding fields. The event, a conference and exhibitions will be held at the Accra International Conference Centre.

The theme of the conference is “Safe and Healthy Work Culture for Sustainable Development”. This conference will be a very important milestone in bridging gaps between rapidly changing world of work here in Africa and the corresponding challenges versus solutions in bringing about a healthy balance.

A key feature of this conference is the National Launch of Vision Zero Campaign. This global campaign, launched by the International Social Security Association (ISSA) has seen footprints, first in Singapore at the XXI World Safety and Health Congress in 2017 with the Africa launch in Cote D’Ivoire in April 2018. Ghana is third African country after Cote D’Ivoire and Nigeria to launch this global campaign that has seen over 1950 companies and trainers sign up.

Event Partners, Occupational Health and Safety for Africa are excited to collaborate with the Ministry of Labour and Employment and several partners to organize this major program. The Congress shall present the best platform to share experience, research and solutions related to work in the African setting. The technical sessions, symposia, exhibitions, and posters of the Congress will provide useful insight into good occupational health practices.

The organizing committee are committed to joining our colleagues in the region and on the international front to making the world of work safe and healthy by supporting one another. There are various committees set up to assist bring the best and most relevant content to the participants of the conference and to all those investing in this event. We wish to encourage all experts in the occupational health and safety fields to join us in Accra from 29th to 31st October 2018 for the ACOHS2018 and Ghana Vision Zero Launch with strong interest and support.

Key Highlights of the Conference

Opening Ceremony & Keynote addresses

Technical Sessions & Symposia

Vision Zero Ghana Launch

International Exhibition on Health and Safety at work

Technical Tours

Safework Awards 2018 and Ghana Night



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