1st Edition of International Conference on

Ergonomics & Human Factors

Theme: Working Safely Today, Brings the Promise of Tomorrow

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Rome, Italy

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Ergonomics 2018

About Conference

EuroSciCon is organizing meeting on Ergonomics & Human Factors 2018 is scheduled from July 26-27 at Rome, Italy. EuroSciCon is the UK based independent life science Events Company with predominantly business and academic client base.

The 2018 meeting promises to be a dynamic and informative event and going to explore the issues on work related factors,  innovations and integrated approaches towards ergonomics, the speakers are a multidisciplinary gathering of globally perceived specialists that speak on the Ergonomics with a theme on Working safely today, brings the promise of tomorrow!!

This is 2-day Meeting and you can participate in a number of educational formats including General Sessions, Poster Presentations, and Workshops/Symposium, Meet-the-Professor Sessions, Oral Presentations and other interactive and informal exchanges.

Topics will cover the latest advances in Environmental and physical ergonomics, Human-machine systems, Anthropometrics, Cognitive ergonomics and its design.

We trust you will discover the Meeting beneficial, enlightening and agreeable. We want to thank all EuroSciCon Members and participants whose commitments and cooperation have been basic to the accomplishment of the association!!

About Rome, Italy

Rome is one of the most important tourist destinations of the world, due to the incalculable immensity of its archaeological and art treasures, as well as for the charm of its unique traditions, the beauty of its panoramic views, and the majesty of its magnificent "villas". Among the most significant resources: plenty of museums like Capitoline Museums, the Vatican Museums, Galleria Borghese, and a great many others aqueducts, fountains, churches, palaces, historical buildings, the monuments and ruins of the Roman Forum, and the Catacombs.

Top Attractive Places to Visit in Rome

The city is covered with many famous tourist attractions like Colosseum, Modern Center, Historic quarter, The Vatican, Trastevere, Esquilino-San Giovann and many other historical places which make the visitors more captivated towards the city.

Colosseum: It is also known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, an oval theatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. Built of concrete and sand, The Colosseum is situated just east of the Roman Forum. Construction began under the emperor Vespasian in AD 72, was completed in AD 80 under his successor and heir Titus.

The Vatican: The State of Vatican City is a country located within the city of Rome.  Within Vatican City are religious and cultural sites such as St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums. They feature some of the world's most famous paintings and sculptures.

Trastevere:  The Trastevere is known for traditional and innovative trattorias, craft beer pubs and artisan shops, as well as simple B&B and budget hotels. The land to the south of the Vatican, on the west bank of the Tiber River, full of narrow cobbled streets and lonely plazas that served as the inspiration for artists such as Giorgio de Chirico, now arguably the centre of Rome's artistic life.

 

Scientific Sessions

We are going to cover the following major scientific sessions in Ergonomics &Human Factors conference which is going to held in Rome, Italy from July 26-27, 2018.
Your suggestions related to the conference will be highly appreciated!!

Musculoskeletal Disorders

MSDs are the single largest category of workplace injuries and are responsible for almost 30% of all workers. Repetitive movements are especially hazardous when they involve the same joints and muscle groups over and over and when we do the same motion too often, quickly and for too long. Tasks requiring repetitive movements always involve other risk factors for MSD such as fixed body position and force; the worker, in order to perform the task, has to sustain the shoulder and neck in an erect position to exert some force.

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendinitis
  • Rotator cuff injuries (affects the shoulder)
  • Epicondylitis (affects the elbow)
  • Trigger finger
  • Muscle strains and low back injuries
  • De Quervain’s disease
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome
  • Digital Neuritis
  • Ruptured / Herniated Disc

Vision Problems

Visual discomforts are frequent complaints of computer workers. Eyestrain and headaches blurred vision are the most common problems that were reported. It can also occur when your eyes start to feel tired, they may go slightly blurred, and they often get dry and itchy. Other problems include double vision, burning and dry eyes, eye fatigue, and light sensitivity. Neck shoulder and back pain can also be related to viewing the computer keyboard and/or screen. The American Optometric Association has designated this complex of problems as computer vision syndrome (CVS).

Lighting and vision are inter-dependent. Workplace lighting and visual ability both play a significant role in work posture. Workers alter postures to get relieved from stress on the eyes. Complaints of neck, shoulder and back pain can frequently be alleviated if visual ergonomics are identified.

  • Visual fatigue
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Burning and watering eyes
  • Headaches and frequent changes in prescription glasses
  • Computer vision syndrome (CVS)

Individual-related Risk Factors

Age is the most analysed risk factor. Living habits like smoking and drinking are observed to be significantly associated with injury events.  Obesity has a higher overall risk of occupational injury.  Small and Medium-scale Enterprises showed that poor nocturnal sleep habit was related to a significantly higher prevalence of risk. Education has also been found to have a confederation with occupational injury, such that no formal education was associated with markedly high risks. The commonest job-related factors found by the researchers are: work type, workplace, work duration, length of shift work experience, job burnout and job dissatisfaction.   

  • Poor work practices
  • Poor overall health habits
  • Poor rest and recovery
  • Poor nutrition, fitness and hydration 

Raynaud’s syndrome or white finger

Raynaud's syndrome is characterized by damage to the blood vessels resulting in constriction of blood flow to the affected areas of the body. This obstruction limits the delivery of oxygen to those body parts and over time results in muscle and tissue damage. While the infirmity may affect a person's nose and ears, it most often strikes the hands and feet. The prolonged and persistent exposure to vibrations during work can be a factor in the development of the syndrome. The name white finger was given to this syndrome due to the ashen appearance of the fingers of someone who has this disorder. Usually, the body conserves heat by reducing blood circulation to the extremities, particularly the hands and feet. In people with Raynaud's syndrome, this control system becomes too sensitive to cold and greatly reduces blood flow in the fingers and toes. Left untreated, Raynaud's syndrome will finally result in the loss of control and sensation in the affected extremities.

  • Cold fingers or toes.
  • Tingling and slight loss of feeling
  • Blanching or whitening of the fingers
  • Numb, prickly feeling or stinging pain
  • Colour changes in the skin 

Industrial hygiene                                                                  

Industrial hygiene is the science of protecting and emphasizing the health and safety of people at work and in their communities. It is important that you protect your most valued resource from the silent pervasive elements that, with overexposure, can cause real and irreversible harm. This is commonly referred to as occupational health or industrial hygiene. It is the science and art of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling the environmental factors or stressors arising in or from the workplace which cause sickness, impaired health and well-being, or significant discomfort among workers.

  • Chemical hazards
  • Noise
  • Blood borne pathogens
  • Indoor air quality factors
  • Incorrect work stations 

Psychology

Psychology is the science of behavior and mind, embracing all aspects of conscious and unconscious experience as well as thought behaviours. Poor workstation designs can lead to increased cycle times, low quality of work, as well as exposure to high forces and awkward postures, thereby increasing the amount of psychological stress placed on an individual at work. Stress can also arise from the poor design of controls and displays that make it difficult for the operator to interpret information. Increased stress can directly influence a worker’s behaviour. Studies have shown that prolonged stress can lead to a decrease in cognitive function and human performance.   

  • Neuro developmental disorders
  • Neuro cognitive disorders
  • Bipolar diorders
  • Trauma and Stress
  • Somatic symptom
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Addictive disorders

Biomechanics

Biomechanics is the study of the structure and function of biological systems such as humans, animals, plants, organs, fungi, and cells by the method of mechanics. Biomechanics is closely related to engineering, because it frequently uses traditional engineering sciences to analyze biological systems. Some simple applications of Newtonian mechanics and materials sciences can supply correct approximations to the mechanics of many biological systems. Applied mechanics, mostly mechanical engineering disciplines such as continuum mechanics, structural analysis, kinematics, mechanism analysis, and   dynamics play prominent roles in the study of biomechanics.Usually biological systems are more complicated than man-built systems. Numerical methods are hence implemented in almost every biomechanical study. Research is done in an iterative process of hypothesis and verification, including several steps of modelling, computer simulation and experimental measurements.

  • Sports biomechanics
  • Continuum biomechanics
  • Bio fluid mechanics
  • Biotribology
  • Comparative biomechanics
  • Computational biomechanics 

Ergonomics physiology

Physical ergonomics is about the human body's responses to physical and physiological work prospects. Strain injuries from repetition, vibration, force, and posture are the most common types of issues, and thus have design implications Changes in occupational activities are associated with a gradual replacement of jobs that require much dynamic effort by those that involve static and mental efforts. Classic occupational physiology dealing with systemic changes occurring during a dynamic effort is largely superseded by biochemical and electrophysiological studies of changes in cellular physiology evoked by static effort and changes that accompany mental overload and stress.

  • Applied physiology
  • Cell Physiology
  • Cybernetics
  • Cyto Architecture
  • Neuro Physiology
  • Physiome
  • Exercise Physiology 

Anthrapometry

Anthropometry is the branch of the human science that deals with  the physical measurement of the human body, particularly size and shape. Ergonomics is the science of work of the people, who do it and the way it is done; the tools and equipments they use, the places they work in, and the psychological aspects of the working environment. In a simplified way  it can be explained as the adaptation of work to man.. One application of anthropometrical measurement in ergonomics is the design of working space and the development of industrialized products such as furnishing, cars, tools, work stations, chairs etc. With recent advances in technology, the precision and automation of measurement techniques will increase, improving definition of human size, and the mechanics of workspaces, clothing and equipment. A well-developed tool will perform better in a worker’s hand without harming his bodily structures.

  • Auxologic
  • Aesthetic
  • 3D Body Scanners
  • Baropodographic
  • Neuro imaging 

Human Factors Engineering

Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics (HFEE) is concerned with ways of designing jobs, machines, operations, and work environments so that they are compatible with human capacities and limitations. The HFEE practitioner, operating within an industrial or governmental organization, is called upon  to apply existing human performance knowledge to the design and modification  of equipment and also to generate new experimental data required for equipment design. This course work is supplemented by research opportunities in a variety of human factors engineering and ergonomic application areas including auditory communication, computer displays, industrial safety, training, and transportation systems. Emphasis is placed upon particular content area courses, elective courses in the student’s area of interest, and laboratory research under the direct guidance of an HFEE faculty member.

  • Product Designing
  • Tools Scheming
  • Work bench Manufacturers
  • Management Engineering
  • Vaccum Deposition Technology

Kinesiology

Kinesiology is the scientific study of human and non-human body movements. Kinesiology deals with the physiological, biomechanical, and psychological mechanisms of movement. Applications of kinesiology to human health i.e., human kinesiology include biomechanics and orthopaedics; strength and conditioning; sport psychology; methods of rehabilitation, such as physical and occupational therapy; sports and exercise. Studies of human and animal motion include measures from motion tracking systems, electrophysiology of muscle and brain activity, various methods for monitoring physiological function, and other behavioural and cognitive research techniques. Kinesiologists work in industry to assess the suitability of workstation designs and provide suggestions for modifications and assistive devices.

  • Neuroplasticity
  • Motor Redundancy
  • Adaptation through exercises

Social Environment

The social environment of any organization is heavily influenced by the levels of gratification experienced by individuals. People who are depressed at their jobs may still make an effort to reach others well, but frequently become sullen, uncooperative and counterproductive. When job dissatisfaction leads to poor interpersonal relationships, those relationships can then contribute to a poor working environment, creating a downhill spiral in the social environment. Cooperation in the job helps to create a supportive social environment. When people work together on projects rather than competing, they learn that their best interests are shared together, and that what benefits their co-employees also benefits them. Office politics are notorious for undermining a healthy social environment. Diplomatic issues can range from gender relations to religion to race to actual politics, such as co-workers who become excessively adamant about supporting different political parties. When conflict does erupt, it has a major effect on the social environment of an organization. Ongoing conflicts between one or more people can disrupt the work of everyone around them and lead to decreased productivity, lowered job satisfaction and damaged morale

  • Teamwork and team structure.
  • Supervision and leadership.
  • Supportive management.
  • Communications.
  • Resources

Design of Tasks

Work/job design is used to estimate how tasks or the entire job is organised within the work environment, and then ensure these are well-matched to the attributes of the employee. While both terms, job design and work(place) design are used interchangeably, job design has a focus on those administrative changes that are required to improve working conditions, with work design having a more pragmatic approach and confronting those adjustments that may be required to workstations, tools, and body positions to allow the worker to function more effectively . A well-designed job could result in more engaged, healthy and productive employees, and these outcomes would benefit both employees and organisations.  A properly designed job assures that the worker is able to accomplish what is required in a safe and healthy fashion, and thereby reduce physical and psychological strain.

  • Work demands are too high or too low.
  • Badly designed machinery guards
  • Organising the work

Workstation Layout

Maximum flexibility in office workstation areas is achieved through the use of universal workstation sizes and shapes, configured in varying open plan groups to suit teams and tasks.  Office workstation layouts should be modular, with the extent number of variations possible to facilitate future rearrangement if necessary. Choose the workstation size according to the functions performed by the user rather than job classification or status. Generally a combination of paper and computer based tasks will require more space than computer based tasks only. Workstation systems, as with all office and business furniture, should consist of components that can be reconfigured and reused without requiring multiple trades to disconnect and reconnect systems. Workstations and desks made up of separable free-standing components are preferable to integrated and custom-built office furniture that restricts re-configuration.

  • Items that are used regularly are out of convenient reach
  • Deficient space under work surface for legs
  • Awkward and uncomfortable postures
  • Lighting inadequate causing eyestrain
  • Chair not properly adjusted
  • Conflicting demands

Learn more

USA Ergonomics Universities

Harvard University | Massachusetts Institute of Technology  | Stanford University  | University of California Berkeley  | California Institute of Technology  | Johns Hopkins University | University of California San Francisco  |  Yale University  | Princeton University Scripps Research Institute  | Cornell University  | Duke University  | Washington University in St. LouisColumbia University | Rockefeller University | University of California San Diego | University of Chicago | University of Wisconsin Madison | University of Michigan | University of Pennsylvania  | University of Washington  | North western University  | Vanderbilt University  | Emory University  | University of Texas | Brown University  | Indiana University |University of Arizona  | Ohio State University  |University of Alabama | University of Pittsburgh | Michigan State University  | University of Virginia |  Arizona State UniversityBrandeis University  | Georgia Institute of Technology  | University of Florida | Purdue University | University of Maryland |  New York University University of Utah  |University of Kansas  | University of Rochester|  Colorado State University | Boston UniversityFlorida State University  | Wesleyan University | Miami University | Albany Medical College |

European Ergonomics Universities

University of Oxford | University of Cambridge  | University of Copenhagen | University College London | Imperial College London | Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich | University of Zurich | Karolinska Institute | University of Munich | University of Edinburgh Pierre and Marie Curie University | Heidelberg University | University of Manchester | Catholic University of Leuven | University of Helsinki | Freie Universität BerlinUtrecht University | Uppsala University | Wageningen University and Research Center | Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | University of Groningen | University of Barcelona | Technical University of Munich | Leiden University | University of Basel | University of Strasbourg | University of FreiburgStockholm University | University of Gothenburg | University of Sheffield | Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen | University of Padua | University of Würzburg | Université Paris-Sud | University of Vienna | University of Bristol | Free University of Brussels | University of Milan| University of Amsterdam | University of Nottingham | University of Hamburg | University of Oslo | University of Leeds|University of Birmingham | University of Southampton | University of Bern | University of Cologne | Medical University of Vienna|University of Münster | University of Lisbon | University College Dublin | University of Aberdeen | University of Liverpool | Trinity College Dublin | Delft University of TechnologyBielefeld University | University of Leipzig | Cardiff University | University of York | University of Regensburg | University of Warsaw |

Asian Ergonomics Universities

University of Tokyo | National University of Singapore | Kyoto University | Peking UniversityTsinghua University | Weizmann Institute of Science | Osaka University | Seoul National University | Shanghai Jiao Tong University | Fudan University | Zhejiang University | Tel Aviv University | Hebrew University of Jerusalem | University of Hong Kong | Tohoku University | Nanyang Technological University | Korea Advanced Institute of Science and TechnologyHokkaido University | National Taiwan University | Keio University | Shandong University | Nagoya University | Sungkyunkwan University | Yonsei University | Kyushu University | Sun Yat-sen University | Huazhong University of Science and Technology | Wuhan University | University of Science and Technology of China | Tokyo Institute of Technology | Tokyo Institute of Technology | King Abdulaziz University | National Cheng Kung University | Kobe University | Korea University | Pohang University of Science and Technology | Indian Institute of Science | Nankai University | Tongji University | King Saud University | Nanjing University | Harbin Institute of Technology | University of Tsukuba| Kyung Hee University | Sichuan University|Xiamen University | Chonnam National University  | Jilin University | Central South University | University of Tehran | Aligarh Muslim University | Chinese University Hong Kong | University of Delhi | South China University of Technology | Waseda University | Okayama University | Southeast University|Soochow University Mahidol University |Hiroshima University | Tianjin Medical University | Kanazawa University | Tehran University of Medical Sciences | Kumamoto University | Kyungpook National University | National Yang-Ming University | China Medical University Taiwan |

Australia & NewZealand Ergonomics Universities

University of Queensland Australia | University of Melbourne | University of Sydney | Monash University | University of New South Wales | University of Western Australia | University of Auckland | University of Otago University of Adelaide | Australian National University | University of Queensland Australia |

Major  Ergonomics Societies

Boletin Argentino de Ergonomia | Ergonomics Society of Australia (ESA) | Österreichische Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Ergonomie (ÖAE) | Brazilian Ergonomics Association | Chilean Ergonomics Society (SOCHERGO) | Federation of European Ergonomics Societies (FEES) | SELF, la Société d'Ergonomie de Langue Française | Finnish Ergonomics Society | Gesellschaft für Arbeitswissenschaft | Hong Kong Ergonomics Society | Iranian Ergonomics Society | Irish Ergonomics Society (IES) | Societa' Italiana di Ergonomia | Japan Ergonomics Society | Ergonomics Society of Korea | Sociedad de Ergonomistas de Mexico Dutch Ergonomics Society | New Zealand Ergonomics Society | Nordic Ergonomics Society | Norwegian Ergonomics Society | APERGO | Ergonomics Society of South Africa | Asociacion Española De Ergonomia | Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Ergonomie (SwissErgo) | Ergonomics Society of Taiwan | The Ergonomics Society of Thailand | All-Ukraine Ergonomics Association | The Ergonomics Society | Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)

Related Conferences to Ergonomics

3rd World Congress on Public Health & Nutrition,February 26-28, 2018, LONDON, UK | 5th International Congress on Healthcare & Hospital Management,December 03-05, 2018, ROME, ITALY | 4th World Congress on Health Economics, Health Policy and Health Care Management,September 13-14,2018,ZURICH, SWITZERLAND|3rd World Congress on Health Economics & Patient Safety,April 12-13, 2018,AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS | 3rd International Conference on Environmental Health & Preventive Medicine,October 15-16, 2018,WARSAW, POLAND | 4th World Congress on Public Health, Epidemiology & Nutrition,May 24-25, 2018,OSAKA, JAPAN | 13th World Congress on Healthcare & Technologies,June 14-15, 2018,DUBLIN, IRELAND | 2nd International Conference on Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies,June 18-19, 2018,ROME, ITALY | 2nd World Congress on Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare,June 21-22, 2018,DUBLIN, IRELAND | 6th International Conference on Medical Informatics & Telemedicine,July 5-6, 2018 | 8th International Conference on Geriatrics Gerontology & Palliative Nursing,July 30-31, 2018,BARCELONA, SPAIN | 3rd Internationl Conference on General Practice & Primary Care,August 16-17, 2018,Madrid, Spain | 5th International Conference and Exhibition on Medical Physics and Biophysics,August 09-10, 2018,MADRID, SPAIN | Annual Child and Family Healthcare Nursing Conference,August 13-14, 2018,BALI, INDONESIA | 6th World Congress on Public Health, Epidemiology & Nutrition,September 21-22, 2018,MA

Major Ergonomics Related Research Units

National Institute for Occupational Health | Ergonomics of Posture and Movement Research Unit | KTH Royal Institute of Technology | FIRA Part of the Exova Group, Hertfordshire | Industrial Design Studio - Ergonomic Interaction, Hawthorn | AON Empower Results, London | NSF The Public Health and Safety Organization, USA | ERGO Inc,Canada | Auburn Engineers.Inc, USA | NEXGEN Ergonomics | EWI Works,Edmonton | International Source for Ergonomics, Ontario | Santec, US Great Lakes | Alberta, Canada | Ergo Web,Carefree | HermanMiller,USA | Tavistock Development Company, Florida | Ibotta, Colorado | Mind Share, United States | Quicken Loans, Michigan | Piston Cloud Computing,California | The Ergonomics and Human Factors Unit, Israel.

Ergonomics Job Opportunities

Ergonomics Technical Advisor, Fairfield County, OH | 6K8CP3-Systems Engineer 3 - 6F8-Human Factors and Ergonomics, Hazelwood, MOSafety, IH and/or Ergonomics Intern, Smyrna | 2018 Intern Undergraduate - Focused Market Sales – Ergonomics, HollandSafety & Ergonomics Supervisor, University ParkHarmony Attribute Engineer , Dearborn Human Factors %26 Ergonomics Sales , Dallas | Ergonomics Specialist at Environmental & Occupational, CA | Business Development Manage, Dallas | Randstad Engineering, Greenville | . CNC Machinist II, Morton Grove | Human Factors Ergonomics Sales, United States-Texas-Houston | Athletic Trainer, Program Manager, East Hartford Connecticut | Environment, Health, and Safety Specialist, Wendell, North Carolina | Prevention Specialist, USA | HSE Specialist, USA-Colorado-Brighton | Safety and Health Director, Granville County, NC | Forged Technologies NAFTA HSE Manager, Pewaukee | Utility Coordinator, US-NC-Raleigh | FM2 General Maintenance Technician Level II, Franklin.

Major Ergonomics Journals

Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education | International Journal of Pharmacy and Drug Research | International Journal of Instrumentation Science and Engineering  | Occupational Medicine & Health Affairs | Journal of Palliative Care & Medicine | Journal of Sports Medicine & Doping Studies | International Review of Applied Engineering Research |  International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience | International Journal of Industrial & Production Engineering & Tech | Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education | International Journal of Hospitality Administration and Management  | Journal of Health & Medical Informatics | International Journal of Pharmacy and Drug Research |  Health & Medical Economics | International Journal of Nursing Sciences and Practice | International Journal of Material Sciences and Technology

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