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17th Israeli Occupational Safety and Health Congress

Almost 1,000 participants from all branches of the Israeli economy and society have participated in 17th Israeli Occupational Safety and Health Congress, held at the Airport City convention center on 17 November 2014. The congress, organized by Israel Institute for Occupational Safety and Hygiene (IIOSH) in collaboration with the Manof Fund of National Insurance Institute, coincided with the IIOSH 60th anniversary.

The delegates, mainly safety officers and other OSH professionals from across the country, were greeted by Economy Minister Naphtali Bennet, President of Industrialists' Union Tzvi Oren, Chairman of General Federation of Labour Avi Nissenkorn, Mr. Moshe Mizrahi MK, General Director of National Insurance Institute Prof. Shlomo Mor-Yosef, and IIOSH Board Chairman Shalom Shlomo.

In his opening address, IIOSH Acting General Director Israel Shreibman listed the significant achievements gained by the Institute during its first sixty years. He outlined the principal directions for the further action towards an ultimate goal – Zero Accidents at the Israeli workplace: changing the safety culture and climate; addressing the safety and health concerns across the whole life cycle; applying the leading-edge approaches and tools for OSH management, training, information dissemination and more.

After the plenary session, the Congress continued its work in several parallel topical sessions: OSH Management; Workplace Health; Human Factor; Selected Projects for Advancing the Safety; Successful Applications and Tools; OSH Communication and Web. 

At the end of the Congress, a ceremony was held of awarding the winners of the Safe Family photo competition.