The XXth World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, held in Frankfurt (Germany) from 24-27 August, brought together nearly 4,000 participants. The ETUI was represented by Aida Ponce Del Castillo, the head of the ETUI Working Conditions, Health & Safety unit.
She took part in a panel focused on the trade union strategies for tackling unhealthy workplaces and delivered an address on the potential impact on workers' health of the spread of nanomaterials in the industry.
Two other projects in which the ETUI played a pioneering role were also highlighted during the congress: the ETUI Agri Project, the purpose of which is to use workers' experience in the design of agricultural machinery and ErgoMach, a project aimed at integrating ergonomics into machinery design.
The World Congress on Safety and Health at Work is Organized every three years by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Social Security Association (ISSA).