List of past events


EUROGIP Discussions, “Psychological disorders and work in Europe”, 24 March 2016, Paris, France

The psychological problems are becoming more common in Europe. What is the proportion of occupational and non-occupational factors? What are the mental disorders recognized as occupational diseases? How to act to identify the people involved and support them? These questions will be at the heart of the EUROGIP Discussions of March 24, 2016 (Paris, France), whose aim is to review the link between mental disorders and work in Europe.

The EUROGIP Discussions aim to provide a European perspective on a current issue and foster the exchange of information between stakeholders at European level: organizations responsible for insurance against occupational injuries authorities, public authorities, human resources, occupational physicians, social partners, researchers, etc. The conference is organized in the form of round tables led by a journalist, after which time is devoted to questions and answers between speakers and participants. A simultaneous French/English translation will be provided.

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6th International FOHNEU congress New Occupational Health Horizons, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, March 16–18, 2016

Occupational health faces new challenges. Economic crisis, immigration, demographic changes, unemployment, temporary work, work insecurity, ageing work force, mobile workers are merging factors which affect the health at the workplace. Prevalence of stress, depression and other mental disorders is likely to be related with the above risks. Common chronic diseases like cardio vascular, musculoskeletal problems are related to behaviors affected by the working conditions. New physical risks like EMF, nanotechnology and other new technological implementations demand new targeted effective, preventive measures. On the other hand, technologies facilitate health surveillance of the working force and enhance the applicability of measures that may improve health promotion at the workplace. In this framework Occupational Health Nurses (OHNs) have to be continually updated, applying evidence based practices to workers needs/best interest, imposing the revision of the context and strategies of occupational health nursing.

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Occupational Safety and Health: 
Towards a Stronger OSH Strategy for Europe, 24 February 2016, Brussels, Belgium

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 psychosocial risks and other work-related diseases. The symposium will allow delegates to examine and assess projects, tools and best practices tackling occupational safety and health issues in Europe so as to create healthy workplaces and foster growth. Public Policy Exchange welcomes the participation of all key partners, responsible authorities and stakeholders to exchange ideas and engage in thought-provoking topical debate.

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8th International Conference Safety of Industrial Automated Systems (SIAS 2015), 18-20 November 2015, Königswinter, Germany

SIAS has a long tradition. It was first organised in Montreal in 1999. In the meantime, events in Bonn, Nancy, Chicago, Tokyo, Tampere and Montreal again marked milestones in the follow-up of the initial gathering. SIAS has become a steady appointment for OSH experts, players in industry and the public sector. Nowadays, while technological developments are continuing by leaps and bounds, the conference has grown all the more important: It is a forum to share proven safety solutions, identify emerging OSH risks in good time and discuss chances and drawbacks of technology advances on a regular basis.

In 2015 the Institut für Arbeitsschutz der Deutschen Gesetzlichen Unfallversicherung (IFA) in Germany will be the conference host for the second time in the history of SIAS. After a successful event in Bonn on the Rhine at the beginning of the millennium, the conference will now move upstream to Königswinter at the foot of the Siebengebirge. The romantic landscape together with the approaching Advent season and the renowned German Christmas markets will set a perfect framework for fruitful and inspiring exchanges.

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USE 2015 conference on small enterprises, 21-23 October 2015, Groningen, the Netherlands

The USE 2015 conference concerns small enterprises, their social and economic environment and the conditions which promote occupational safety and health. It is intended mainly for decision makers, institutionals and researchers in the field of occupational risk prevention.

The conference, which is being organized by Gronigen University, includes a section on occupational safety and health. Several workshops are planned, including one organized by the INRS in partnership with EU-OSHA on practical online tools for small enterprises, in particular the OiRA tool for risk assessment.

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EUROSHNET: Improving the quality of working life – A challenge for standardization, testing and certification, 14-16 October 2015, Seville, Spain

It is aimed at manufacturers and users of products, European and national authorities, OSH experts, and other stakeholders having an interest in health and safety at work.

The focus of the 5th conference organised by the EUROSHNET network will be on the need to create conditions for improving the quality of working life in a rapidly changing world: how can standardization, testing and certification contribute? Which pitfalls should be avoided?

With your support and cooperation we shall find ways to complete the jigsaw puzzle of the numerous – and sometimes contradictory – requirements that we must face in the next 10 years.
EUROGIP co-organizing the conference.

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International Symposium “Violence, attacks and aggression in Transportation”, 16-18 September 2015, Hamburg (Germany)

The symposium is organised by the International Section of the ISSA on Prevention in Transportation.

Central questions will be: What are main causes and forms of violence and aggression? How can companies and organisations prevent violence and aggression successfully? What measures can and should be taken after incidents?

Additional to a series of talks given by international experts and hands-on seminars presented by practitioners, posters and other exhibits illustrate at our marketplace how other trades deal with the subject.

English-German translations will be available.

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International congress on the safety of nanomaterials, 12-15 April 2015, Helsinki (Finland)

Helsinki (Finland), from 12 to 15 April 2015

The congress aims to encourage discussion on progress in the area of nanomaterials and nanotechnologies. This international congress covers, in particular:

  • Methods of detection or evaluation of exposure in the area of nanotechnologies;
  • Mechanisms involved in the toxicity of nanomaterials;
  • Environmental impacts of nanomaterials;
  • Risk assessment and management when using nanomaterials and in nanotechnologies.

The SENN 2015 congress is intended mainly for occupational safety and health researchers, decision makers and institutions, experts in toxicology, materials science, metrology and risk assessment techniques, and OSH specialists in the area of nanomaterials and nanotechnologies.

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Women’s health and work. Sharing knowledge and experiences to enhance women’s working conditions and gender equality, 4 March – 6 March 2015, Brussels, Belgium

Brussels, Belgium, 4 March – 6 March 2015

Sharing knowledge and experiences to improve the working conditions of women and strengthen equality is the main objective of the international conference ‘Women’s health and work’ that the ETUI organises on March 4-6, 2015 at the ITUH in Brussels. The conference will touch on 6 areas organised in workshops of broad interest: health inequalities and division of labour; women workers exposed to chemicals, work organisation and the interaction with private life, the hardships of work, the design and use of protective clothing, personal protective equipment, tools and machinery for women’s work, and ageing and the long term effects of work. The latter workshop is organised by EU-OSHA.

The conference is organised in such a way that it will enable the symbiotic interaction between workers’ action and knowledge development in a dialogue among all stakeholders (researchers, professionals, trade union reps and activists) towards the improvement of women’s working conditions and health and strengthen links between European institutions and organizations engaged with improving working conditions and gender equality.

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