Norsk Ergonomiforening
Norwegian Ergonomics Society (NEF)
Nordic and international

  Nordic Ergonomics Society (NES)  
NES 2002 Conference
Proceedings NES 2000 and 2001 Conferences


Nordic Ergonomics Society

What is it, How to join?
The Nordic Ergonomics Society (NES) addresses the needs of academics, practitioners, students and individuals interested in Ergonomics. NES, founded in 1969, represents the professional interest of over one thousand five hundred members from the Nordic countries. The member organisations are (address for correspondence - see bottom of this page):

  • Selskab for Arbejdsmiljø (SAM) from Denmark
  • Norsk Ergonomiforening (NEF) from Norway
  • Suomen Ergonomiayhdistys / Finska Ergonomiföreningen (ERY) from Finland
  • Ergonomisällskapet Sverige (ESS) from Sweden
The Finnish Society has also established a web homesite (

The aims of the Nordic Ergonomics Society are to promote collaboration between member organisations and individuals in the Nordic countries that have an interest in, or are working with, ergonomics and the working environment and facilitate the Nordic collaboration in international activities. NES also increases and promotes knowledge about the interaction between humans and the environment in which they live and work, and facilitates the use of that knowledge in the design of environment, equipment and processes.

For members, the Nordic Ergonomics Society signifies interest, skill, experience and credibility within the world of ergonomics and among other professionals. Affiliation to the International Ergonomics Association ensures strong international links between ergonomists throughout the world.

The Nordic Ergonomics Society provides ergonomists and those interested in the subject with a focus for important matters affecting the profession. Through various participative committees and interest groups, the NES addresses current and long term issues affecting professional status and the development of ergonomics, including education and practice. Members are encouraged to participate in the various activities of NES. Membership offers the opportunity to participate in coordinating and marketing the benefits to be gained from ergonomics.

Members are offered the journal Arbete Människa Miljö & Nordisk Ergonomi at a special reduced rate. This is published 4 times per year and includes articles from all the Nordic countries. The articles are written in the Nordic language or in English. All articles have an English summary. NES also offers its members subscription to the following journals at a reduced rates; "Ergonomics", "Work and Stress", and "Behaviour and Information Technology".

The Nordic Ergonomics Society Conference, a major annual event, provides the opportunity for people to hear about, present and discuss topical issues to do with ergonomics and related disciplines. In addition to the informative value, the NES Conference offer a strong social element and the chance to meet old and new colleagues. The conference language is either Swedish, Danish or Norwegian, but some papers are presented in English. The conference program includes the Annual General meeting of NES and presentation of awards.

Certification of European Ergonomists (CREE)
NES has joined the CREE organisation to offer its members, at a reduced rate, the possibility to become a certified European Ergonomists. The CREE office is established in Gothenburg, Sweden.

CREE kansli;
Lindholmen Utveckling
Box 8714
402 75 Göteborg
Tel; + 46 31 50 70 00

Addresses for correspondence and for obtaining membership affiliating you both to the Nordic Ergonomics Society and to the International Ergonomics Association, contact your national organisation:

Norsk Ergonomiforening v/Tore Iversen
c/o Statens Arbeidsmiljøinstitutt
Postboks 8149 Dep
N-0033 Oslo
Phone: + 47 23 19 51 00
Fax: +47 23 19 52 00

Selskab for Arbejdsmiljø
Kirsten Bendix Olsen
Teknisk Landsforbund
Nørre Voldgade 12
DK-1358 København K
Phone: + 45 33 32 26 22

Suomen Ergonomiayhdistys
Hannu Stålhammar
PO Box 524
SF-00101 Helsingfors
Phone + 358 9 185 61

Ergonomisällskapet Sverige
Ann Kjellberg
KTH, produktionsystem
S-100 44 Stockholm
Phone + 46 8 790 90 67


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