50th Anniversary Congress of the SELF Ergonomics: Meeting society’s challenges

August 28, 29 and 30, 2013
Paris1 University Panthéon - Sorbonne, Paris, France
Organiser: SELF 

The 50th Congress of the SELF invites all those interested in these issues to submit papers or symposiums on the following 7 subjects: 
  1. Developments in the work sphere: new political, legal and social questions
  2. Ergonomics, a resource adapted to economic developments and to company governance?
  3. New frontiers of the quality of life and health, both at work and in the society.

8th International conference on psychology and ergonomics "Unity of Theory and Practive"

24-25 September 2013
Tver, Russia

The Biennial International Conference «Psychology and Ergonomics: Unity of Theory and Practice» takes place under patronage of the Inter-Regional Ergonomic Association.

Occupational Health and Safety "Improving Working Conditions in Europe"

Tuesday 9th July 2013, Brussels
Organiser: Public Policy Exchange 
This international symposium will provide an invaluable opportunity to discuss how the number of occupational accidents can be reduced especially in high risk industrial work environments, and consider an effective cross-border strategy to prevent stress, depression and other work-related illnesses.

Ergonomics programmes at Óbuda University, Budapest, Hungary

The European Conference on Applied Ergonomics, organized by the Hungarian Ergonomic Society and the Ergonomics Sub-Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences was hosted by Óbuda University, Donát Bánki Faculty of Mechanical and Safety Engineering.

Great lesson in ergonomics (Grande leçon d'ergonomie)

Université Ouverte des Humanités canal-u tv in the Science of Human (Sciences de l'Homme) French version series published seven chapter of "Great lesson in ergonomics" (Grande leçon d'ergonomie)

  • the emergence of ergonomics,
  • the concepts,
  • the gearing down,
  • the institutionalization,
  • the practices,
  • the diffusion,
  • the perspectives

Link: http://www.canal-u.tv

Number of European Registered Ergonomists has passed 400

In the last council meeting of the Centre for Registration of European Ergonomists (CREE), 24 new applications and 25 prolongations were approved. With those, the number of Eur.Erg.s has grown to 404.
Despite the economic crisis, over the years we have seen an increasing number of ergonomists who want to stress their professionalism by applying for certification.

Benchmarking and exchange for good practices in OSH

EU-OSHA and its official Campaign partners met on 5 -6 June 2013 in Brussels to exchange good practices, as well as performance and process indicators to promote better safety and health practices

Public consultation on future EU policy framework started

The European Commission has launched a public consultation to gather insights and contributions from the public further to results of the evaluation of the European Strategy on Safety and Health at Work 2007-2012. This should help identify current and future challenges in the occupational safety and health area, and identify solutions to address these challenges. All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation, which will be open from 31 May 2013 to 26 August 2013.

Ergonomists’ work & salaries in Europe On-line survey

FEES, in association with the French Ergonomics’ Society and Ergonautes groups, proposed a survey for ergonomists and human factors experts. This survey concerns the professionals who are working as Ergonomists or who consider working as ergonomists, even if their jobs are called differently. This survey was developed to learn more about you and your job in ergonomics/ human factors. Our main goal is to obtain information about ergonomics/ human factors’ job exercise in Europe.

SELF press release on arduousness at work

The French Language Ergonomics Society (SELF) welcomes that the Act dated 9th November 2010, regarding pensions reform, arduousness at work is now recognized by the French Labour Code and, therefore, employers are required to ensure its prevention.

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