Sep 18 2020

A WHO/IOSH webinar: World Patient Safety Day 2020: Joint action for health worker safety

September 18, 2020

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM


Chicago, IL 60612

The webinar will highlight the outcomes of the 2020 World Patient Safety Day, the global campaign for health worker safety and the calls for action by international organizations, occupational health practitioners, professional associations, and trade unions to scale up efforts and sustain partnerships for protecting health, safety and wellbeing of all health workers, everywhere, all the time.

This session will be hosted by Andrew Sharman, President of the Institution of Occupational safety and Health (IOSH) and Maria Neira, Director in the World Health Organization (WHO).

This webinar will be in English with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish and French.


  • World Patient Safety 2020: Speak up for health worker safety! - Neelam Dhingra-Kumar, WHO
    Policies, programmes and tools for occupational health for health workers - Ivan D. Ivanov, WHO
  • Decent work and safe working conditions for all health workers – Christiane Wiskow, International Labour Organization
  • Labour rights and unions for worker health and safety in the health sector - Baba Aye, Public Service International
    Nurses and nursing practices for health worker safety - Hoi Shan Fokeladeh, International Council of Nurses
  • Occupational health science and practice for protecting health workers – Gwen Brachman, International Commission on Occupational Health
  • Occupational safety and health practitioners for health worker safety – Julia Johnston, IOSH Health and Social Care Committee


This webinar will be available in English, French and Spanish.


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WHO Worker Health

Date posted

Sep 14, 2020

Date updated

Sep 14, 2020