OS+H Asia Hybrid Edition opens today

The 12th OS+H Asia exhibition is taking place this week in the form of a hybrid edition, bringing the best of both worlds — in-person experience and online convenience — on the Integrated Virtual Showcase (IVS).

The ‘live’ component will take place at the e2i West (Devan Nair Institute for Employment and Employability, Singapore) from 8 to 10 November, while the virtual format runs from 8 to 12 November.

With a focus on key issues dominating today’s occupational health and safety (OSH) landscape, as well as knowledge building and upskilling opportunities for safety professionals, the hybrid edition is based on four key pillars:

  • Tech Innovation Stage | 8-10 November

  • Hosted Buyer Sessions | 8-10 November

  • Integrated Virtual Showcase | 8-12 November

  • Thought-leadership Industry Events | 8-12 November

Tech Innovation Stage

The Tech Innovation Stage, streamed live and available on-demand, is at the heart of the hybrid edition. Participating companies will be joined by invited WSH decision makers and buyers from six key sectors: building and construction, marine, transportation and warehousing, medical and healthcare, cleaning and environmental services, F&B hospitality, and manufacturing and processing.

Complementing the Tech Innovation Stage is the Exhibitor Showcase – a sourcing and procurement platform which will feature 60 companies and brands from 19 countries presenting their latest WSH products, newly launched innovations, and latest preventive solutions.

“This year continues to be a page-turner, and the pandemic has shown us the importance of innovation and technology particularly in workplace safety, health, and security,” said Gernot Ringling, managing director of Messe Dűsseldorf Asia, the show organiser.

“The challenges brought on by the pandemic have presented opportunities for us to rethink how we deliver our events, thus the Tech Innovation Stage will continue to be an integral part of OS+H Asia in future editions.”

Thought-leadership and knowledge-sharing sections

With thought-leadership and knowledge-sharing an important component of OS+H Asia 2021, there will be a comprehensive line-up of concurrent events, including:

  • 8 November | Asia Pacific OHS Training Convention (hybrid), organised by Singapore Institute of Safety Officers (SISO), SISO Academy and WSH Council, with the theme ‘WSH Training in the Covid-19 Endemic Environment.’

  • 9 November | Forum on Workplace Safety + Health (hybrid), with the theme ‘Fulfilling the WSH 2028 Vision’. Jointly organised by Messe Düsseldorf Asia and SISO, the forum is aimed at empowering WSH professionals with advanced competencies to better implement safety and health practices at different workplaces.

  • 10 November | 19th SISO WSHO Conference (hybrid), with the theme ‘The Road towards Total Workplace Safety and Health: Role of Workplace Safety and Health Officers in Integrating Occupational Health and Wellbeing from Pandemic to Endemic.’

  • 11 November | National Safety Council Symposium (online), with the theme ‘Ensuring a Safe and Healthy Singapore.’

  • Webinar series:

  • 11 November | International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) - A Look at Some Significant Technological Advancements for Safe Use of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms

  • 11 November | International Association of Labour Inspection (IALI) - Roles of Labour Inspectorates in Respect of Migrant Workers

  • 12 November | Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES) – Design for Safety

  • 12 November | OSH Trends Online Webinar on Hazardous Area: Explosion Prevention by TÜV SÜD | Assets Training & Technical Services | CTE Australia

According to the show organiser, OS+H Asia’s shift to a hybrid edition in 2021 will ensure its continuity in the OSH space as Singapore prepares to open further and more travel corridors are set up. The physical edition of OS+H Asia is scheduled to return in September 2022.

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