CREE Activities at the IEA Congress in Florence

The triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association will take place in Florence, Italy, from 27th – 30th August this year. We would like to inform you of some offers that may interest you:

       CREE is offering a reduction of EURO 50 on the registration fee. If you did not receive a code for this from your local assessment board, please contact your national CREE representative.

       CREE is offering a networking apero for Eur.Ergs at 7 pm on Wednesday 29th  August. Please let the CREE general secretary know if you are interested in attending.

–   There will be a workshop on Sunday 26th that is free for certified ergonomists. The topic is improving presentation skills. For more information see here. It should be possible to register for the workshop over the IEA website, but you can also contact Maggie Graf.

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Memorandum of Understanding with FEES

We are also happy to announce that the President of FEES, Sylvain Leduc, and the President of CREE, Bernard Dugué, signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations. This formalizes the unofficial collaboration that has developed over the last five years. It recognizes that the aims of both organizations can be furthered by collaboration.

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Promotion of Eur.Erg. certificaiton in Poland and Croatia

Promotion of Eur.Erg. at conference in Poland:

The secretary of CREE, David O’Niell, was invited to the International Conference of Ergonomists in Poznan, Poland in May 2018. during the plenary session, he gave a speech entitled “CREE – Professional Accreditation for Ergonomists in Europe” . He underlined the benefits for practitioners and researchers of holding the title of Eur. Erg. This was enthusiastically received by the ergonomics societies represented at the conference.

Promotion of Eur.Erg. certification at 7th International Ergonomics Conference: ERGONOMICS 2018 – Emphasis on Wellbeing held June 13-16, 2018 in Zadar, Croatia.

CREE was invited by the organizing committee of this conference to present a plenary presentation on the advantages of education and professional certification of ergonomists. Additionally, the CREE representative, Maggie Graf, agreed to collaborate with the IEA and FEES to give a workshop on promoting ergonomics. These presentations resulted in a number of people indicating that they would apply for certification and several participating countries are considering the formation of a preliminary National Assessment Board or establishing collaboration with neighboring countries to ensure that their members can be more easily certified in the future.

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53rd CREE Meeting in Louvain la neuve, Belgium

The CREE Council congratulates the 18 new certified ergonomists accepted in June 2018 and the 43 people who successfully renewed their certification.

We would like to announce that we had an election for the board members of CREE during the meeting. The current President, Bernard Dugue, and Secretary General, David O’Neil were re-elected. As the retiring treasurer could no longer stand for office, a new Treasurer was elected:, Maria Niessen, who has been a long-standing representative from The Netherlands. The position of Communication Officer was also filled, following a long vacancy: The Board welcomes Beata Mrugalska from Poland in this position. At the previous meeting it was agreed that Maggie Graf would remain in the ex-officio position of Development Officer for a further two years.

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New Master’s programme in Technology, Work and Health

This course is offered in English by the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). It will start a new 2-year international master program in August, which is designed with a blended learning structure, including e-learning elements and independent group work. It is possible to apply during the whole spring of 2018. More information is available at KTH homepage:

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Production Management and Process Control

Various Eur.Ergs are involved in the organisaiton of the 1st International Conference on Advanced Production Management and Process Control which will be held at  Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Universal Studios Orlando™, Florida, USA July 22-26, 2018. The AHFE International Conference on Advanced Production Management and Process Control (APMPC) promotes the exchange of ideas and developments in production, sustainability, life-cycle, innovation, development, fault-diagnostics and control systems. It addresses a spectrum of theoretical and practical topics. It provides an excellent forum of exploring frontiers between researchers and practitioners from academia and industry. It offers the possibility of discussing research results, innovative applications and future directions.

 

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52nd CREE Meeting, Munich, Germany

The second meeting for 2017 confirmed 12 new professional ergonomists onto the European register and 31 European Ergonomists were re-certified for a further five years after submitting adequate proof of their continuing professional development. The CREE Board and Council congratulate all these people and wish them further success in their professional endeavours. The standard of the applications was exceptionally high.

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Reduced costs for Eur.Ergs to attend IEA Conference in Florence

We are pleased to inform you that the REGISTRATION & CALL FOR PAPERS for the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association – IEA 2018 that will be held in Florence from 26th to 30th of August 2018 are now OPENED. All Eur.Erg.s can take advantage of a special registration fee, with €50,00 of discount thanks to the contribution of the Centre for the Registration of the European Ergonomists (CREE). The discount is applied to the IEA members & Federated Societies Members reduced fee. The resulting fee is €621,00 before April 30th, 2018. To obtain the promo code please contact your NAB or Maggie Graf of the CREE Board.

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51st Meeting of CREE in Buxton, United Kingdom

This meeting took place on June 9th and 10th, 2017. The number of certified European Ergonomists continues to grow. At this meeting the first canditate from Estonia was accepted, after initial screening and submission by the Latvian Ergonomics Society. The meeting was hosted by the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors and was opened by a visit to the Health and Safety Executive Laboratories. The President of the International Ergonomics Association IEA, Yushi Takashi, was an observer at the meeting, along with Sylvain Leduc from the FEES.

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Harmonisation of Ergonomics certification systems around the world

CREE was one of the first certification bodies endorsed by the International Ergonomics Society to certify professional ergonomists. It is part of the current strategy of the IEA to promote certification and CREE is assisting in the IEA efforts to harmonise the standards of certificaiton across the world. Currently four organisations are endorsed by the IEA to certify ergonomists outside Europe. People certified by these organisations are considered as equivalent to the CREE certified European Ergonomists in terms of experience and education: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia (CPE), Japan Ergonomics Society (CPE), Board for Certification of New Zealand Ergonomists (CPM) and the USA Board for Certification of Professional Ergonomists (CPE, CHFP and CUXP) .

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