The World Day for Health and Safety at Work takes place annually. The theme for 2024 – and this webinar – is ‘The impact of climate change and heat stress on occupational health and safety’.

NEBOSH’s Dee Arp will be joined by ILO representatives and experts on the topic:

  • Dr Manal Azzi, Global Team Lead on Occupational Safety and Health (ILO)
  • Dr Halshka Graczyk, Technical Specialist (ILO)
  • Dr Andreas Flouris Associate Professor, University of Thessaly (Author of ILO Heat Stress Publication)

Climate change poses various risks to occupational safety and health, including heat stress, solar UV radiation and air pollution, which impacts chronic diseases and other health conditions. Workers are also impacted by environmental risks such as severe weather events and vector-borne diseases. Furthermore, the production and utilization of chemicals in workplaces contribute to environmental and climate impacts and risks for workers.

Together, the panel will explore and discuss how organisations can address these hazards and implement preventative measures to ensure people work in a safe and healthy environment.

The webinar will stream at midday UK local time on Monday 29 April 2024. Registration is free and the session will also be available to view on-demand after the event: The Impact of Climate Change and Heat Stress on Occupational Health and Safety. A digital certificate of attendance will be available for delegates to download.

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