Between 6 and 8 September PEROSH organized a very successful series of events in Stockholm. First, we celebrated the 20 years existence of our network, followed by the 5th PEROSH Research Conference. More than 150 delegates attended these events.
We started with welcoming words from the Swedish hosts and ministries, followed by three keynote speeches highlighting the history of PEROSH, the robustness and quality of its governance and network and how to achieve impact through research. The program of this event and all presentations are available in the PEROSH repository.
On behalf of the European Commission, Stefan Olsson congratulated PEROSH with its anniversary and stressed that scientists should do what scientists can do best, namely providing robust research outcomes. This will provide the evidence base for European and national policies and regulations on OSH.
5th PEROSH Research Conference
This research conference is a member only event allowing early-stage and more experienced researchers from our member institutes to meet and exchange the latest information in their research fields. The conference also accommodated 6 keynote speakers and around 70 presenters in three parallel sessions.
The themes of the conference were ‘Work organization and OSH’, ‘OSH questions and new techniques for exposure and hazard identification’ and ‘Anticipating future questions’.
In the PEROSH repository (accessible through our website) one can download the Book of Abstracts, study the program and download presentations. Soon also on our YouTube feed videos of the keynotes and all parallel sessions will become available.
PEROSH early-stage researcher awards
During the conference 27 early-stage researchers competed for three PEROSH early-stage research awards associated to the three conference topics. These were given to the following researchers.
Session “Work organisation and OSH”
Johanna Nold (BAuA)
“Work less, feel better? Evidence on working time changes and wellbeing in Germany”
The jury found that: “Johanna Nold presented a very relevant topic and she demonstrated high scientific and technical quality. All relevant aspects of the project were covered, and her presentation was clear and pedagogical. It was easy to get a good overview of the project, and she has a good potential for a successful research-career in the time to come.”
Session “OSH questions and Techniques”
Julia Linke (IFA/DGUV)
“A reference material for non-volatile PAHs – development, production and analysis”
The jury found that: “Julia Linke is a winner of the award presenting her project in a very solid manner, both logical and pedagogical. She actively involved the audience, talked freely and fluently. She has a clear potential for becoming a very competent researcher.”
Session “Anticipating future questions”
Moritz Schneider (IFA/DGUV)
“Prevention of slip, trip and fall accidents using machine learning”
The jury found that: “Moritz Schneider held an excellent and comprehensive presentation. The experiment he carried out has high quality and has clearly the potential of having high impact on the field of occupational safety and health. Moritz was clearly a worthy winner of the award for early-stage researchers.”
PEROSH again congratulates these young colleagues with their awards.