The International SOS Foundation, supported by the Ministry of Manpower
Singapore, is calling on safety & health leaders and business leaders
worldwide to attend the Singapore World Summit and sign a declaration in
support of the principles of prevention with regards to work-related
travel safety, health and security. Official signing of the declaration
will take place at the Summit meeting at the opening of the XXI World
Congress on Safety and Health at Work in Singapore on 3 September 2017.
Laurent Fourier, International SOS Foundation, comments, “The
prevention of work-related travel safety, health and security incidents
has become a vital element of occupational safety and health.
Organisations are faced with an increasingly challenging and
complex world of domestic and international pressures, rapid growth of
the mobile workforce1 and increased
regulations. We know that organisations want to make a difference in the
lives of their mobile workforce and make a commitment to Duty of Care
and we are now calling on business leaders to declare this interest to
encourage all organisations worldwide to do the same.”
“Prevention is crucial, but when prevention is not possible,
preparedness and speed are often a key factor in protecting the
workforce. The Singapore Declaration will also call on leaders to
recognise the necessity of the ability to respond rapidly and
effectively to incidents involving mobile workers.”
International SOS Foundation is seeking participation from leaders of
government ministries and agencies, intergovernmental organisations,
social security organisations, employers’ and workers’ organisations,
business leaders and those involved in travel, health and security for
organisations of all sizes, NGO’s, safety and health organisations and
institutions, senior occupational health and safety practitioners as
well as institutions of higher learning and others.
Delegates registered to the Summit, prior to 15 August 2017, will also
have the opportunity to see and provide comments on the initial draft of
the Declaration, return it to the secretariat and after legal review
have the opportunity to see the final draft of the Declaration before
the Summit and the signing ceremony.
For further information and to register for the Summit, click here
and for more information on the XXI World Congress on Safety and
Health at Work click here.
1 Price Waterhouse Cooper's "Talent
Mobility 2020" Publication
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