News from IFA

  • IFA: Reference material for workplace air measurements Reference materials are becoming increasingly important for workplace air measurements as they are absolutely essential for calibration and quality control processes, as well as for verification of the accuracy and reliability of analytical results. Owing to the complexity of their manufacture, reference materials for measurements ...
  • IFA: 3d Printers For some years, additive manufacturing (AM) has been the subject of a considerable hype in the media under the buzzwords of 3D printers or rapid prototyping and manufacturing. Additive manufacturing methods include any method in which a substance is built up in layers in order to ...
  • Occupational Safety and Health and Human-Computer Interaction You are cordially invited to consider submitting a paper and participating in the parallel session “Occupational Safety and Health and Human-Computer Interaction” at HCI International 2019 (http://2019.hci.international/). Papers addressing HCI as well as OSH and combining both topics will be given priority. This session aims at ...
  • IFA: a new web portal on indoor workplaces Indoor workplaces are found in a wide variety of working environments such as offices, sales areas, hospitals, schools and preschool childcare facilities, and libraries. By definition, tasks involving hazardous substances (such as those encountered in a chemical laboratory) are not performed at such workplaces, nor ...
  • IFA: A simple device for displaying whole-body vibration The operation of vehicles gives rise to vibration. Workers who drive vehicles at work are consequently exposed to whole-body vibration. The level of exposure may vary according to a number of factors, such as the driving style, the adjustment of the driver’s seat, and the ...
  • IFA: Too much sun while working outdoors? GENESIS-UV might offer a solution People have worked outdoors in large numbers since time immemorial, whether in construction, agriculture or other areas, and are exposed there to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. UV radiation is a part of our everyday live. Exposure to it should however be reduced to ...
  • IFA: Media for virtual reality in OSH Simulated mixed environments are virtual environments augmented by real work equipment. A range of media are used for their presentation. For studies and trials employing virtual reality for occupational safety and health (OSH) purposes, the IFA makes use of: A laboratory with a 24 m2 projection screen ...
  • IFA: New App evaluating the incentive for defeating protective devices Over a quarter of all occupational accidents occurring on machinery are caused by the defeating of protective equipment. In most cases, defeating can be attributed to an inadequate safety concept: if one or more items of protective equipment on a machine obstruct the performance of ...

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