Under the theme "Towards Sustainable Health Excellence at the Workplace" kicks off the inaugural edition of Occupational Health Summit

Under the theme "Towards Sustainable Health Excellence at the Workplace" kicks off the inaugural edition of Occupational Health Summit

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Under the patronage of Ministry of Energy and Minerals, in collaboration with Oman Energy Association, (OPAL) HE. Dr. Mahad bin Said Baowain, Minister of Labour has opened the inaugural edition of the International Occupational Health Summit (IOHS 2024) under the theme "Towards Sustainable Health Excellence at the Workplace” which will take place until 7th February 2024 at Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre.

IOHS 2024, is set to draw industry leaders, senior officials, and subject matter experts from various sectors, along with professionals interested in occupational health and industrial hygiene. This event reflects the country's unwavering commitment to advancing occupational health concerns and implementing best practices. It also serves to highlight Oman's efforts and role in occupational health on local, regional, and global scales, aiming to achieve world-class occupational health standards and practices across various industries. The summit shall reinforce Oman's commitment to fostering a safe, healthy, and highly productive workforce.

The primary objective of IOHS 2024 is to establish a global platform for occupational health excellence in the region, showcasing global standards, best practices, innovation, and technology. The summit brings together international occupational health leaders, medical officers, professionals, regulators, hygienists, academics, consultants, students, and other stakeholders with a focus on protecting labor and creating a healthy work environment.

The summit hosts insights from local, regional, and international experts, specialists, and academics representing diverse organizations. The comprehensive program encompasses 4 keynote sessions, 6 leadership panel discussions, 18 technical sessions, and 3 pre-conference workshops. Topics covered include worker welfare, leadership and sustainability in occupational health, policies and standards, innovation and technology, mental health at the workplace, occupational health surveillance, and various specialized subjects.

The accompanied exhibition of IOHS 2024 witnesses the participation of various companies from diverse local, regional, and international entities. This exhibition serves as a platform to showcase global standards and cultures in Occupational Health, spotlighting best practices, innovation, and technology within the field. It promises to be a comprehensive exploration of advancements in occupational health, fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange among participants.

The summit witnesses participation from various government entities and global organizations including  Ministry of Energy & Minerals, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Labour, Muscat Municipality, Oman Energy Association (OPAL), Civil Aviation Authority, Capital Market Authority, Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry, General Federation of Oman Workers, as well as prominent industry players like Petroleum Development Oman, OQ, Oman LNG, ASYAD, Occidental Oman, Oman National Engineering and Investment Company, CC Energy Development, RTITB, Seeh Al Sarya Engineering (SAS), Petrogas, Daleel Petroleum, Sohar Aluminium, Takaful Oman, and various other local, regional, and international companies.

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