I am happy to inform you the call for abstracts of our mid-term meeting
Mid-term Meeting of IUFRO RG3.03.00
Session No.154 "Sustainable and Constructive Strategy of Ergonomic
Research in Forestry" in the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress, Freiburg,
Germany: 19-22 September, 2017
Deadline for Submissions: 30 November 2016.
RG3.03.00 invites submissions of abstracts for oral and poster
presentations for our session.
Please submit from (http://iufro2017.com/call-for-abstracts/
The future role of ergonomic research increases its importance under
current global forest and forestry conditions. The need of forest
ergonomic solutions is obviously visible in the topics of: work
accidents, physical or psychological burdens, machine operation
techniques, occupational health, forestry labor, aging, training and
education, decision making, management sense, social roles, care for
environment, and so on. In contrary, numbers of the ergonomic
researchers in forestry have decreased. This problem could be triggered
by the fact that forest ergonomic education has been implemented
insufficiently. Only few universities or colleges that majoring in
forest and forestry provide lecture (and laboratory) discussing forest
ergonomics. In this mid-term meeting, we will mainly discuss to how to
foster future ergonomic researchers, and propose publishing a world
standard forest ergonomic textbook for world forest ergonomic education.
Secondly, we will discuss strategy to reduce working accidents from
forest and forestry operations as a world critical problem.
Coordinator of IUFRO RG3.03.00
Prof. Dr. Yozo Yamada
Graduate School of Agriculture, Ehime University
3-5-7 Tarumi, Matsuyama, Ehime 790-8566, Japan
Tel & Fax: +81-89-946-9665