Mrs. Maria-Luz Vega

Special Advisor, Research Department, ILO, Switzerland

Mrs. Vega is the Senior Adviser of the ILO Research Department. She has a Licence in Labour from Madrid Universtiy Complutense and a Diplome d’Etudes Superieures en Droit du travail from the Université de Geneve.

She has been an ILO specialist since 1989. She was previously a labour and social security inspector at the Ministry of labour and Social Security in Spain, an associated expert in labour law and labour legislation, (LEGREL Geneva), a young professional in labour inspection (ADMITRA Geneva), a specialist in labour law and labour relation (LEGREL Geneva), and a senior specialist in labour law, labour relations and labour administration in Lima multidisciplinary team in Peru. Mrs. Vega was also a senior specialist in Fundamental Principle and rights (DECALRATION Geneva), a senior specialist on labour administration inspection (LABADMIN Geneva), and a Technical Adviser on Workplace Compliance, a Special Adviser on the Regional office for Europe and Central Asia, a Coordinator of the Future of Work Initiative.

Her main areas of competence include labour law, industrial relations, human rights, labour administration, labour inspection, OSH, international ILO standards and the future of work. She has more than 40 publications on the above mentioned areas.

TS6 - OSH in the digital world

The digital transformation is a game changer for the way we work and live. Future scenarios of robots working side by side with human beings are no longer a utopia but already exist. New forms of work lead to a major increase in self-employment and non-regular employment. While automation so far mainly has affected the industrial sector, a digital world will impact all sectors and all types of work. This presents both a risk and an opportunity for the world of work as we know it and consequently for safety, health and wellbeing.  

In this Technical Session, experts will showcase how technical achievements through digital transformation already help make work safer, monitor health, improve quality, productivity and thus overall business results. Also discussed will be how to assess new risks related to new technologies, automation and more complex systems. Prevention services and actors need to adapt to these developments. An additional critical issue to be discussed will be how they can contribute to find solutions for smaller companies with limited resources and reach out to non-standard types of employment.  

The overall challenge in a digital world will be to preserve, respect and develop the human factor as important for success.

Marc Malenfer, France  
Marc Wittlich, Germany

Pierre Berastegui, Belgium 
Hans-Jürgen Bischoff, Germany
Scott Gaddis, Canada
Michel Hery, France 
Agnès Parent-Thirion, Ireland 
Stéphane Pimbert, France
Andrea Rowe, Australia 
Maria-Luz Vega, Switzerland 
Christian Werner, Germany 

Live : 22/09/2021 - 10:30 EDT - 12:15 EDT
Rerun : 22/09/2021 - 20:30 EDT - 22:15 EDT