This is the second year of two-year campaign European Month of Ergonomics EME 2012-2013, entitled ”Ergonomics for risk prevention”. A Power Point presentation for the introduction of the EME 2013 published by the Communication and Promotion Committee of the Federation of the European Ergonomics Societies can be download from this page.
This Federation of the European Ergonomics Societies campaign supports the European campaign for Healthy Workplaces, entitled for the 2012 and 2013 ”Working together for risk prevention”. The yearly Healthy Workplaces -campaigns are organized by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), which is now also an official partner of the Federation of the European Ergonomics Societies. The EU-OSHA -campaign ”Working together for risk prevention” calls for managers' leadership and workers' participation to improve safety and health at the workplaces in collaboration. For more information, see www.healthy-workplaces.eu.
Ergonomics plays a clear role in this activity: ergonomics aims at prevention by its nature, ergonomists have experience in organizing participatory workplace interventions, ergonomists have developed strategies and practices to improve the designing of the workplaces in companies, and, after all, a great deal of the risks associated with safety and health can be attributed to poor ergonomic design. In the European Month of Ergonomics 2012 and 2013 our aim is raising the awareness of the role of ergonomics in risk prevention.
The Power Point presentation "Ergonomics for risk prevention 2013" is an update of the introductory material for the 2012. It is intended to support the European Month of Ergonomics arranged by the national member societies of the Federation of the European Ergonomics Societies. Its purpose is to disseminate the message of the European Month of Ergonomics in possible seminars, meetings or other events related to the European Month of Ergonomics 2013. The basic content can be used also in articles or other communication material for the campaign. The presentation is distributed in the ppt-format so that it can be translated and modified for local use, possibly shortened and added by local examples, photos, etc.
The European Month of Ergonomics 2012 was mainly an introduction to the topic, highlighting the role of ergonomics in risk prevention. In this year campaign European Month of Ergonomics 2013 the discussion can be broadened to practical applications: research and development projects, case studies, methods etc.
In order to develop the future European Month of Ergonomics campaigns, and to share the experiences within the national societies, we kindly ask the members of the national societies of the Federation of the European Ergonomics Societies to gather experiences on the European Month of Ergonomics 2012 and 2013 (information on the events, articles, initiatives, etc.). Please send any material to the Communication and Promotion Committee of the Federation of the European Ergonomics Societies, to Martti Launis firstname.lastname@example.org or to Gyula Szabó email@example.com