EUROSHNET is an international network of occupational safety and health experts involved in standardization, testing and certification. It was created against the backdrop of growing internationalization of standardization on the one hand and diminishing resources of the OSH lobby on the other. The network is intended to facilitate contact between OSH experts, to promote discussion of issues of common interest, and to disseminate information relevant to occupational safety and health.
In order to promote networking among OSH expert in Europe at a personal level, EUROSHNET organizes a European conference on a regular basis. The conferences are attended not only by experts from the accident insurance and OSH institutions, but by all parties involved in occupational safety and health: manufacturers and users of work equipment, testing and certification bodies, representatives of the European Commission and national authorities, standards institutes, and the social partners.
EUROSHNET is a joint project of KAN and CIOP-PIB (Poland), DGUV (Germany), EUROGIP (France), FIOH (Finland), INRS (France) and INSST (Spain).
The 8th European conference on standardization, testing and certification in the field of occupational safety and health will be held in Cracow (Poland) on 13-14 June 2024.
European policies and legislation are in constant evolution - not least in response to global developments. Experts gathered at the 8th European conference on standardization, testing and certiﬁcation in the ﬁeld of occupational safety and health will answer the burning question of what impact these changes have on occupational safety and health, and in particular on its preventive instruments: standardization, testing and certiﬁcation. They will present the new political and regulatory areas of EU action, particularly the EU Green Deal, Circular Economy, Digital Decade, AI Act, Cyber Resilience Act and Machinery Regulation from an OSH perspective and show how recent developments affect the design, performance and safety of new and innovative products, but also management systems and new forms of work. Join the conference and hear from experts how standardization should respond to these fundamental changes and challenges and whether new testing and certification instruments should be developed.
“Artificial intelligence meets safety and health at work” was the title of the 7th EUROSHNET conference held in Paris on 20 October 2022.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly finding its way into companies, their products and their services. This undoubtedly also has a major impact on work processes and conditions.
Experts from occupational safety and health, standardization, testing and certification and regulation met in Paris to discuss the changes, challenges and opportunities associated with the current developments. It is important for the occupational safety and health community to be involved in discussion, in order to reach a consensus on the definition of artificial intelligence and on what technologies it should cover, and to identify the various sectors affected.
The conference programme, presentations and pictures can be found on the EUROSHNET website.