Conference Program has been published August 4th

NES2016 Conference Program in Kuopio

Proceedings of NES2016 (pdf)

Key note presentations (in pdf file):

Other presentations:


Key Notes:

Jan Dul is a professor of Technology and Human Factors at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. His research focuses on the interaction between people and the physical and social environment. His knowledge is used in new product development and process innovation, in particular the design of successful products and services, and the development of work environments for high performance (creativity, innovation, productivity, quality, health and safety). Jan Dul also has a main interest in empirical research methodology and has develop Necessary Condition Analysis (recently published in Organizational Research Methods).

Jan Dul will discuss the application Necessary Condition Analysis (NCA) to the ergonomics field. He will also show how ergonomics researchers and practitioners can apply the method for identifying critical ergonomics factors that must be in place for a desired outcome.

Mikael Forsman is a professor of Ergonomics at the Institute of Environmental Medicine at Karolinska Institutet, and at Centre for Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Stockholm County Council. Forsman is passionate about health in workplaces.

Forsman’s area of expertise includes quantification of biomechanical loads on muscles and joints (arising from poor work posture, heavy loads and repetitive movements), industrial ergonomics, participative ergonomics and signal processing.

In addition, to his many research activities, Mikael Forsman is contributing to the area of occupational medicine by supporting local work health actors and by teaching and supervising master- and PhD students.

Mikael Forsman´ s presentations will concern methods of risk assessments, that different ergonomists may assess different risk level for the same job, new technical measurements of biomechanical exposure, and how possibly find reliable practical methods with a satisfying predictive validity.

Anne-Helene Garde is a research professor in psychosocial work environment at the National Research Centre for the Working Environment with special focus on working hours and psychophysiology i.e. how the body responds to stress.

Tentative title of her key note presentation is “What is the optimal way to arrange shift and night work when this is inevitable?”

Clas-Håkan Nygård is Professor in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Tampere, Finland. He has extensive experiences in aging research through studies in ergonomics, work physiology as well as occupational gerontology. Dr Nygård is well published in the field of aging and work and has written numerous scientific articles and chapters. He is past president of the Finnish as well as the Nordic Ergonomics Societies and past secretary of the European Federation of Ergonomics Societies. For present he chairs the technical committee´s on Aging in the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) and the International Committee of Occupational Health (ICOH) and is also a fellow of IEA. Tentative title of his key note presentation is “Healthy aging at work and beyond”.

Jos Verbeek is head of the Cochrane Work group which examines the effectiveness of occupational health and safety interventions. The group is part of the Cochrane Collaboration. The group exists since 2004 and produces systematic reviews of intervention effects. Jos Verbeek is an occupational health physician and epidemiologist by training and works as a senior researcher at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health in Kuopio, Finland.

Tentative title of his key note presentation is “Effects of ergonomic interventions on health outcomes”.