Conceptual and Practical Strategy Work to Promote Ergonomics/Human Factors in Sweden
Paper in proceeding, 2019

This paper describes the results of the conceptual and practical strategy work performed by the Swedish Ergonomics and Human Factors Society (EHSS) today. The rationale of EHSS is to strengthen the quality of ergonomics/human factors knowledge and practice in Sweden and form a multidisciplinary platform across disciplines and professions for collaboration and for knowledge sharing. EHSS gathers about 350 members, representing different occupations in industry, academia and the public sector. Together, EHSS members hold knowledge and experience in physical, cognitive and organizational ergonomics and its application in working life and society. The overall aim of this paper is to inspire related societies and stakeholders to initiate discussions about strategies and future projects that allow for collaboration and knowledge sharing. Proposedly follow the EHSS model where we have formed a multidisciplinary platform for collaboration across disciplines and professions. The activities initiated and supported by EHSS are one step towards broadening the knowledge and application of HFE in Sweden, and to comprise new arenas of specialization. By participating in the key areas in society such as teaching, standardization, product development and occupational safety and health, the work of EHSS is one piece of the puzzle to improve human activities in the future. The vision is that together, we can improve safety, efficiency and well-being for all.

Knowledge sharing

Design for all

Future of ergonomics


Cecilia Österman

Linnaeus University, Kalmar

Anna-Lisa Osvalder

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Design and Human Factors

H. Hemphala

Lund University

Jörgen Frohm

Swedish Transport Administration

Susanne Glimne

Karolinska Institutet

Göran M. Hägg


Olle Janzon


Per Johan Pettersson

MeridentOptergo AB

Mathias Stavervik

SHL Group AB

Jane Ahlin

Swedish Ergonomics and Human Factors Society (EHSS)

Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing

2194-5357 (ISSN)

Vol. 821 320-329
978-3-319-96079-1 (ISBN)

20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, IEA 2018
Florence, Italy,

Subject Categories

Work Sciences

Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Information Systemes, Social aspects



More information

Latest update