ISSA Webinar: Let’s talk about OSH – Have you ever managed a multicultural team?

12 March 2024 | Virtual

ISSA Webinar: Let’s talk about OSH – Have you ever managed a multicultural team?

12 March 2024 | Virtual

Tuesday 12 March, 16:00-16:45 (UTC/GMT+1 or CET)

Languages: Simultaneous interpretation in English, French, German and Spanish (Simultaneous interpretation – Frequently asked questions)

Cultural diversity is a reality in most workplaces today, and a multicultural workforce represents both opportunities and challenges when it comes to occupational safety and health (OSH).

The scope of the opportunities and challenges depends on the people’s backgrounds. Freedom of movement and promising career perspectives but also conflict, expulsion and natural disasters are factors that cause migration across national borders.

For employers that are desperately looking for workers, immigration may be a great opportunity. But what factors need to be taken into account when it comes to integrating new employees with a migration background into existing structures and cultures? What does safe and healthy collaboration look like in a culturally diverse workplace?

Register for this fifth webinar in the "Let's talk about OSH" series organized by the ISSA Special Commission on Prevention, which will look at safety and health perspectives when managing a multicultural team.


Basak Yanar Basak Yanar, Associate Scientist, Institute for Work & Health, Assistant Professor, Social and Behavioural Health Sciences, Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH) – University of Toronto, Canada
Bouchra Achoumrar Bouchra Achoumrar, Research Fellow, IEGUS – Institute for European Health and Social Economy GmbH, Lecturer at Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin (ASH Berlin), Germany

This webinar will examine the following questions:

  • What opportunities and challenges do multicultural teams bring to an organization and its managers?
  • To what extent does the workforce benefit from multiculturalism?
  • What are the implications and challenges to ensure OSH at the workplace ?
  • How can language barriers be overcome?


  • Welcome by Marcelo Abi-Ramia Caetano, ISSA Secretary General
  • Technical introduction by ISSA
  • Fostering inclusive safety practices in multicultural workplaces
  • Highlighting the opportunities and challenges of multicultural workplaces in the care sector
  • Q&A – Discussion
  • Conclusions
Bernd Treichel Moderated by Bernd Treichel, Senior Technical Specialist in Social Security (Prevention), ISSA

Practical information

The webinar is open to delegates of ISSA member organizations and invited institutions as well as all persons interested in the topic without registration fees.