Orlando, March 24-27, 2014
The conference is a great opportunity to connect with other professionals and attend multidisciplinary educational sessions.
For the two-year period of 2014-2015 the FEES has decided to support the European campaign "Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress", organized by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA). The overall content of the campaign is described as "manageing work-related stress and psychosocial risks". The topic is especially interesting for ergonomists, for whom this is a part of their core expertise area. The FEES is also an official partner of the EU-OSHA.
To support the activities of the Federation of the European Ergonomics Societies it is possible to become a sustaining member of FEES. Sustaining membership is both possible for organisations/companies and individual persons.
Supporting FEES can be divided in two different groups:
Using the ever-popular Napo character, EU-OSHA, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, together with the Napo Consortium has devised a series of occupational safety and health (OSH) education toolkits for teachers, aimed at introducing health and safety topics to primary school children in an educational, yet fun and imaginative way using the Napo clips and creative activities.
During the European Week for Safety and Health at Work various events are held across Europe including conferences, exhibitions, competitions and training sessions.
The aim is to raise awareness of the current Healthy Workplaces Campaign and its theme.
On behalf of the Federation of European Ergonomics Societies (FEES) R. Hoftijzer was present at “The European Social Model” joint seminar of the European Parliament and four European agencies/organizations. The title was The European Social Model “A key driver for competitiveness”. Besides the organisers European organisations like FEES could participate. More than 100 participants were present.
There was a GfA Autumn Conference in Vienna, 19th-20th September 2013.The Austrian Workers Compensation Board, Department for prevention organized this year the annual autumn conference of the German Ergonomics Society (GfA).
At this conference contrtibutions from ergonomics, human factors, prevention but also out of the operational praxis were discussed.
The main topics were