Muscat – Oman will host the inaugural edition of the International Occupational Health Summit (IOHS 2024) from February 4 to 7, 2024 at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The event is a significant event reflecting the country’s unwavering commitment to advancing occupational health concerns and implementing best practices. A press conference held today in Muscat unveiled details of the summit, themed ‘Towards Sustainable Health Excellence at the Workplace’.
The conference will be held under the patronage of the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, in collaboration with Oman Energy Association (OPAL), with participation of the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Labour, World Health Organization, as well as number of private entities.
The summit will address local, regional, and global occupational health standards, emphasising effective management of worker well-being through excellence in occupational health, workplace safety, ergonomics, industrial hygiene, and related areas.
The primary goal of IOHS 2024 is to establish a global platform for occupational health in the region, showcasing global standards, best practices, innovation, and technology. The summit will gather international occupational health leaders, medical officers, professionals, regulators, hygienists, academics, consultants, students, and other stakeholders focusing on the protection of labour and creating a healthy work environment.
IOHS 2024 will also shed light on the Sultanate of Oman’s efforts and role in occupational health on local, regional, and global scales, aspiring to achieve world-class occupational health standards and practices across various industry sectors. This reinforces the sultanate’s commitment to fostering a safe, healthy, and highly productive workforce.
Over 50 companies from diverse local and international organisations will participate, contributing to an enriching programme comprising 4 keynote sessions, 6 panel discussions, 18 technical sessions, and 3 pre-conference workshops.