Mr. Sven Timm

Director of Central Prevention Division; Vice President of ISSA Prevention Sections Information and Prevention Culture, German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV), Germany

Dr. Sven Timm graduated as Marine, Hydro and Engineering Geologist as well as in Environmental Protection and Industrial Hygiene; he also holds a Doctor degree in Natural Sciences. He currently serves as Director of “Central Prevention Division” at DGUV since 2019.

He serves in honorary positions as Vice President of the International Sections of the ISSA on Information for Prevention and on a Culture of Prevention. His fields of activity are in national and international co-operation in prevention. He is also a leader of several international OSH projects, lecturer and trainer for ISSA and ILO, and he was the chief organiser of the ""XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2014” in Frankfurt.

TS4 - COVID-19 and the protection of workers : lessons from the global pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has sharply disrupted employment in many countries around the globe. Many millions of workers have adjusted to working remotely from their homes. And many more millions of workers, in sectors designated as essential, have been working in proximity to co-workers and, in some cases, providing services to clients, customers and other members of the public. This technical session will consider 3 dimensions of efforts to protect workers from the risks of COVID-19. A panel of OSH regulators will discuss the novel challenges faced by labour inspection services in the supporting essential workplaces in the adoption of effective infection control practices. A panel of OSH prevention experts will describe the exceptional importance of the global internet to rapidly disseminate guidance from trusted source authorities to hundreds of thousands of workplaces. The session will conclude with a global panel of scientists reflecting on the challenges in precisely identifying workplace transmission of COVID-19. 

Erin Oliver, Canada

Audrina Chua, Singapore
Andrew Curran, United Kingdom
Letitia Davis, United States of America
Siong Hin Ho, Singapore
Janet Mannella, Canada
David Michaels, United States of America
Peter Smith, Canada
Sven Timm, Germany
Jody Young, Canada

Live : 21/09/2021 - 10:00 EDT - 11:45 EDT
Rerun : 21/09/2021 - 20:00 EDT - 21:45 EDT