OH2021 Sustainable Workplace Health Conference. The must-attend event for Occupational Hygiene and Worker Health Protection
BOHS is hosting its OH2021 Sustainable Workplace Health Conference in Nottingham from Monday 8 to Thursday 11 November.
The Society has worked with the conference venue to provide a Covid-secure face-to-face event, while running parallel virtual sessions from an international line-up of speakers. For the first time, the conference can also be fully attended using a digital pass, allowing for access to recordings of all the sessions at the convenience of the participant.
With Covid-19 restrictions now eased and workplace health continuing to be a national concern, the coronavirus pandemic and lessons learned from it certainly feature on the agenda. However, the Society has much else to focus on. World Health Organisation figures show a worker dying from non-Covid health related issues every 30 seconds and UK Health and Safety Executive statistics show 1.6 million people suffering from work-related illnesses between 2019 and 2020. This compares to the UK’s working population of 32.6 million people.
The conference will address the latest scientific and technical developments in the protection of people in the workplace. Over four days, it will cover subjects ranging from causes of lung disease, risk management and perception, scientific innovation, and new technology. An International Day will take place on 11 November, drawing on speakers from around the world, focusing on how to have a lasting effect on the improvement of workplace health.
The event will also include free to attend Professional Development Sessions for professional Occupational Hygienists, including workshops with topics around leadership, mentoring, ethics and isocyanate testing. A wide range of exhibitors will be highlighting the latest in health protection technology.
The CEO of the British Occupational Hygiene Society, Professor Kevin Bampton commented, “At it’s heart, any learned Society is about getting together in a professional social context and sharing wisdom. OH2021 is the perfect opportunity for creative and intellectual sharing for anyone who cares about worker health protection in the UK and internationally.”