• 33rd International Congress on Occupational Health 2022

Keynote & Plenary Speakers

We are excited to announce the global outstanding experts who are joining us to lead the program and discussions.


We are delighted to welcome Sir Michael Marmot to deliver his Keynote presentation as part of the Opening Session on Sunday 6 February 2022.

Sir Michael Marmot, University College, UK

Health inequalities in the workplace

As the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic ‘Build Back Better’ has become the mantra. Important, but we need to Build Back Fairer. The levels of social, environmental, and economic inequality in society are damaging health and wellbeing. Taking action to reduce health inequalities is a matter of social justice. In developing strategies for tackling health inequalities, we need to confront the social gradient in health, not just the difference between the worst off and everybody else. Inequalities in mortality from COVID-19 and these rising health inequalities as a result of social and economic impacts, have made such action even more important.


Paul Blanc

University of California San Francisco, USA
The past as prologue: How the history of occupational illness and injury teaches us about today

Hanifa Denny

Diponegoro University, Indonesia
Effectiveness of basic occupational health services in the informal sector

Frida Marina Fischer

University of São Paulo, Brazil
Impact of the 24 hour work cycle on worker health and safety

Lin Fritschi

Curtin University, Australia
Occupational cancer: Future opportunities and challenges

Margaret Kitt

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, USA
Emerging workplace health and safety threats – has the pandemic changed the trajectory?

Franklin Muchiri

International Labour Organization, Switzerland
Preventing infectious diseases in the workplace

Karen Nieuwenhuijsen

Coronel Institute, Amsterdam UMC, The Netherlands
Mental health, sickness absence prevention and return to work

Doo Yong Park

Korean Occupational Safety and Health Agency, Republic of Korea
Occupational health: Challenges and solutions in the COVID-19 era

Frank Pega

World Health Organization
The new WHO/ILO Joint Estimates of the Work-related Burden of Disease and Injury

Jorma Rantanen

Finnish Institute for Occupational Health, Finland
Globalisation and the implications for worker health

Alistair Woodward

University of Auckland, New Zealand
Worker health and safety in a changing climate