Mr. Phillip Germain

Chief Executive Officer
Saskachewan Workers Compensation Board, Canada

Phillip Germain holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Alberta and holds a professional designation from the Canadian Board of Registered Safety Professionals. Phillip has had a 30 year career as a professional and executive in health and safety and workers’ compensation.

After starting his career in non-profit safety organizations from 1991 – 1998, Phillip became the Executive Director of Prevention at the Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board (SWCB) 2005 and Vice-President of Prevention, Employer Services & Policy in 2012. Phillip was appointed as CEO of the SWCB in 2019.

  Phillip was awarded Saskatchewan Safety Professional of the Year in 2014. He currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the International Association of Industrial Accidents Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) Disability & Prevention Committee, the Board of Governors for the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety (CCOHS), Vice-Chair on the International Social Security Association (ISSA) technical commission on Insurance against Employment Accidents and Occupational Diseases, Board of Directors for the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC), Executive Sponsor for the AWCBC Communications Committee.


10:05 - 10:50 am EDT / 14:05 – 14:50 pm UTC / 16:05 – 16:50 pm CEST
The changing world of work and COVID-19

The employment impacts of COVID-19 in many nations have been sharp and deep, while in others they have been less severe. In all nations COVID-19 can be seen to be shaping the future world of work. In this session, panelists will describe scenarios for the pace of global employment recovery, look at the future of work organization and the growth and impact of remote working arrangements, prevention measures for essential workers, the importance of social security protections, and policy reforms that may emerge in the post-pandemic period.

Dr. Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed, CEO, Social Security Organisation, Malaysia
Mr. Aminur Rashid-Repon Chowdhury, Executive Director, Bangladesh Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Foundation, Bangladesh
Mr. Kris De Meester, Senior Advisor, Federation of Enterprises, Belgium
Dr. Viviana Gómez Sánchez, President, Latin-American Association of Occupational Health, Costa Rica
Mr. Phillip Germain, Chief Executive Officer, Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board, Canada
Dr. Elizabeth Lungu-Nkumbula, Board Chairperson, ENVIS Consulting Limited, Zambia

Mr. Rakesh Patry, Director General of International and Intergovernmental Labour Affairs, Employment and Social Development Canada, Government of Canada, Canada

English, French, German, Spanish

8:00 - 10:00 am EDT / 12:00 – 14:00 pm UTC / 14:00 – 16:00 pm CEST
ISSA Special Session: Global Forum for Work Injury Insurance

The Global Forum gathers leading experts and researchers from social security institutions to discuss prevention related questions for workers compensation boards and occupational accident insurance schemes. The Forum focusses on various topics dedicated to prevention, communication, innovation, sustainability and resilience. This year, the Forum will address responses to pandemics outbreaks and extreme events such as the COVID-19. It will be hosted by the Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation with honourable support of the XXII World Congress on Safety and Health Organizers, the International Social Security Association and its ISSA Technical Commission on Insurance against Employment Accidents and Occupational Diseases. We are also pleased to welcome the regional organizations, bringing together social security institutions that are providing insurance against accidents at work and occupational diseases.

Mr. Marcelo Abi-Ramia Caetano, Secretary General, International Social Security Association
Mr. Andrey Pudov, State Secretary – Deputy Minister, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
Mr. Phillip Germain, Chief Executive Officer, Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board, Canada
Mr. Alexey Polikashin, Deputy Chairman, Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation
Mr. Vic van Vuuren, Director of Enterprises, International Labour Organization
Dr. Edlyn Hoeller, Deputy Director-General, German Social Accident Insurance
Dr. Irene C. Isaka, Secretary General, East and Central Africa Social Security Association
Mr. Dong-Heon Kim, Director of IT, Korea Workers' Compensation & Welfare Service
Dr. Stefan Hussy, Director-General, German Social Accident Insurance, Chair of the International Social Security Association Technical Commission on Insurance against Employment Accidents and Occupational Diseases
Ms. Evelyn McGill, President, International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions

English and Russian

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