Occupational risks

Towards a global culture of prevention

Working conditions have a major and direct impact on the health and well-being of workers.

A new ISSA report confirms that investments in rehabilitation and work reintegration “pay off” for employers, social security systems and society at large.
The International Social Security Association (ISSA) launches the first ever global campaign to improve safety, health and wellbeing at work. The campaign aims to engage companies worldwide to...
Investment in employment injury schemes is an essential condition for decent work in a transforming labour market, particularly in developing countries, ISSA President Dr Joachim Breuer has told a...
One of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for 2030 is to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all. A major challenge is the creation of quality...
Preventing risk has always been a policy priority for social security. The dominant emphasis in this regard has fallen traditionally on workplace risk prevention. In recent years, a growing...
Today's working population is faced with "traditional" occupational risks, as well as a multitude of emerging work- and non-work related health challenges. New technologies, ergonomic risks,...
The Media Festival, organized by the International Social Security Association's prevention network, is the largest global event dedicated to film and media productions on safety and health, and...
Nearly 4,000 occupational safety experts, politicians and scientists from 139 countries will, until Wednesday evening, be discussing ways of making work safer and healthier. The triennial...
Social security institutions play a determinant role in helping to develop, promote and conduct prevention activities with a view to reducing the number of work-related accidents and diseases and...
In the context of a rapidly-changing economic environment, the working population continues to face a multitude of work-related health challenges, resulting in a significant burden on national...

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