Report - Joint Seminar “The European Social Model”

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.

GfA Autumn Conference in Vienna 2013

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

  • managment approaches in prevention and the design of work systems
  • projects for the implementations in enterprises and in public
  • safety and health managementsystems
  • role and

CEN-CLC BT WG8 Protective textiles and protective clothing and equipment

The programming mandate M/509 was adressed by the European Commission to CEN, CENELEC and ETSI on the 18th of September 2012. CEN/CENELEC accepted the mandate on the 8th of November 2012. 

CEN and CENELEC created the Working Group "CEN/CLC BT WG 8 "Protective textiles and personal protective clothing and equipment" with the objective to develop a work programme in response to the mandate. Mr. Henk Vanhoutte (ESF), rapporteur for the PPE sector, was appointed as convenor for this BT WG.

Report sheds light on the key factors determining OSH practice

A new report from EU-OSHA describes the contextual and environmental factors that shape approaches to OSH management

A follow-up study to ESENER, the report finds that working environments in EU Member States have a dynamic and changing nature. However, the differences between them are significant.

Ergonómia Európai Hónapja 2013

Ergonómia Európai Hónapja 2013: Ergonómia a kockázat-megelőzésért
Az Ergonómia Európai Hónapja (EEH) az európai ergonómia népszerűsítésének éves kampánya.
Az EEH-t az Európai Ergonómiai Társaságok Szövetsége (Federation of European Ergonomics Societies, FEES) kezdeményezi, és a nemzeti ergonómiai társaságok valósítják meg, Magyarországon a Magyar Ergonómiai Társaság (MET).
Az FEES az Európai Munkavédelmi Ügynökség (European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, EU-OSHA) hivatalos partnere, a MET a magyar fókuszpont hálózat tagja.

19th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA)

The 19th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) will be held in the Melburne convention and exhibiltion centre from 9 to 14 August 2015.

5th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics 2014


5th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics 2014
The conference objective is to provide an international forum for the dissemination and exchange of scientific information on theoretical, generic, and applied areas of ergonomics, including, physical ergonomics, cognitive ergonomics, social and occupational ergonomics, cross- cultural aspects of decision making, ergonomi

Patient & Healthcare Provider Safety

25 November 2013,  London.
This is a new event organised by the Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors Healthcare Special Interest Group. The provisional programme is now available and more details will be added soon. Listen to four influential keynote speakers and a series of presentations throughout the day on topics such as systems evaluation, reducing falls, equipment design, and training.

Ergonomics & Human Factors 2014

Ergonomics & Human Factors 2014

Designing for people through research and practice

EHF2014, 7-10 April 2014, Southampton.

Workplace Ergonomics & Productivity, WEP2013

Workplace Ergonomics & Productivity
The principal goals of this event are to present the latest products, services, research and ideas about how ergonomics can benefit workers, managers and their businesses.
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