List of past events


“Create a more inclusive world” – RI World Congress, 25–27 October 2O16, Edinburgh

Every four years Rehabilitation International (RI) organises a World Congress. The next is to be held in Scotland, from 25 to 27 October 2016.

Thematic Areas will be: World of work; Care and independent living; Education and training; Ageing and rehabilitation; Culture, leisure and sport; Accessibility and inclusion; Disaster management – emergency and humanitarian response.

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1st International Conference on Occupational Safety & Quality of Life, 12-13 October 2016, Praha

International Conference organized by the Occupational Safety Research Institute under the auspices of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work.

Main issues :

  • 50+ and other „endangered groups“ of employees – support and employability
  • New technologies and ways of working – benefits and threats
  • Ergonomics and working environment – perspectives and approaches

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“Musculoskeletal disorders due to repetitive activities”, 30 September 2016, St-Denis (France)

This meeting, organized by AFNOR and open to all, will focus on the NF X35-119 standard on “Ergonomics – High-frequency handling – Assessment and limit values of biomechanical strain for repetitive upper and lower limb tasks”. This cross-cutting subject concerns numerous workers who perform repetitive tasks.

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First VISION ZERO Europe Conference, 7-9 September 2016, Bochum (Germany)

The Conference is a new approach to strengthen Safety & Health at Work in Mining, Quarries, Aggregates & Cement Industries. It will focus on the new vision zero prevention strategy of the ISSA & its 7 golden rules for successful implementation and economical effective prevention in enterprises.

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“Shaping the new world of work. The impacts of digitalisation and robotisation”, 27-29 June 2016, Brussels

The purpose of this ETUC/ETUI conference is to discuss how the world and nature of work and employment is being changed radically by the digital revolution.

Contrary to similar conferences, this event will not only focus on the quantity of work (‘will robots destroy our jobs?’) but also on the quality of work (working conditions, life-work balance, autonomy versus precarious jobs, impacts on social dialogue, health and safety at the workplace etc.) and the challenges of these trends for trade unions and workers.

It will try to answer the question how trade unions and civil society can help define a path to a ‘social digitalisation of work and the work place’ which will support and even strengthen the overall well-being of Europe’s workers.

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WORKING PAPERS: Digitalisation of the economy and its impact on labour markets


International Symposium – Endocrine disruptors and sensitising substances, 1-3 June 2016, Paris (France)

From 1 to 3 June 2016, the INRS and the Chemicals Committee of the ISSA are holding an international conference in Paris on “Chemical substances representing special hazards: What risks at work? What prevention?”.

This will be an opportunity to make a comprehensive review of the occupational risks related to endocrine disruptors (effects on reproduction, toxicological effects, cases of phthalates and Bisphenol A, etc.) and sensitizing agents (respiratory and skin allergies, occupational exposure limits, overview of sensitizing substances used in industry, etc.): health effects, job positions concerned, prevention solutions to be recommended, etc.

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