The fifth European Conference of Euroshnet, which will be held from 14 to 16 October in Seville, will examine the subject of the “quality of life at work” from the novel viewpoint of standardization, tests and certification in occupational safety and health (OSH).
A key aspect of the quality of life at work is OSH, the primary goal of which is to ensure that employees work in a healthy environment and with safe equipment. Regarding the latter, standardization, which makes it possible to incorporate safety as of the product design stage, is of prime importance, as is market surveillance.
During the conference, interactive activities, such as the “World Café” and workshops, will be an opportunity to discuss the application and combination of prevention instruments – standardization, tests and certification, regulations, market surveillance, research and good cooperation between stakeholders – to help individuals work for a long time while remaining productive and in good health. From the long-range planning viewpoint, various presentations will give a glimpse of how these instruments could be perfected during the next ten years.
Like the previous conferences, this fifth Euroshnet conference aims to:
- stimulate interaction between the stakeholders concerned by occupational safety and health issues in Europe;
- provide up-to-date information on European Union policy in the areas of standardization and certification;
- discuss how standardization, tests and certification can help to improve the quality of life at work.
It is intended for product manufacturers and users, European and national authorities, standardization and certification specialists, OSH institutions and other stakeholders in occupational safety and health.
EUROSHNET is the European network for occupational safety and health experts involved in standardization, testing/certification and/or related research.