Paper published @Int J Clothing Science and Technology

A paper involving the E & HF group has been recently published in the International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, a journal indexed at ISI-WoK and Scopus, and with an Impact Factor of 0.541 (2016).

The full reference of the published paper is:
– Bragança, S., Carvalho, M., Arezes, P. & Ashdown, S. (2017). Work-wear pattern design to accommodate different working postures. International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, 29(3), 294–313. http://doi.org/10.1108/IJCST-05-2016-0063

Link to download the paper: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1108/IJCST-05-2016-0063

 

PhD. thesis Industrial & Systems Eng | Nelson Rodrigues

The public discussion of the PhD. thesis in Industrial & Systems Engineering of the Ergonomics & Human Factors researcher Nelson Rodrigues was held today, 14 June 2017.

The presentation of the doctoral thesis entitled “Computational modeling and experimental evaluation of occupational thermal comfort In surgery rooms” (original title: Modelação computacional e avaliação experimental do conforto térmico ocupacional em salas de operação) was followed by a discussion with the examiners. After the discussion, the examination board decided to consider the candidate as being unanimously approved with the maximum mention of “Very Good”.

The picture above includes all the members of the jury and the candidate (from left to right):  Prof. Divo Quintela, U Coimbra (external examiner), Prof. Rui Melo, U. Lisbon (external examiner),  Prof. José C. Teixeira (President of the jury), Nelson Rodrigues, Prof. Sérgio Miguel, UMinho (supervisor), Prof. João S. Baptista, U Porto (supervisor),  Prof. Senhorinha Teixeira, UMinho (supervisor) and Prof. Pedro Arezes, UMinho (internal examiner).

The E&HF group congratulates Nelson, his family, and his supervisors (A. Sérgio Miguel, Senhorinha Teixeira and João Baptista), for this success and wish all the best for his career.

PhD. thesis Industrial & Systems Eng | Eliane Lago

The public discussion of the PhD. thesis in Industrial & Systems Engineering of the Ergonomics & Human Factors researcher Eliane Lago (Brasil) was held today, 12 June 2017.

The presentation of the doctoral thesis entitled “Environmental noise emission at vertical construction works in urban areas – Interference and perception in the neighborhood” (original title: Ruído ambiental emitido por obras de construção vertical em áreas urbanas – Interferência e percepção na vizinhança) was followed by a discussion with the examiners. After the discussion, the examination board decided to consider the candidate as being unanimously approved with the maximum mention of “Very Good”.

The picture above includes all the members of the jury and the candidate (from left to right):  Prof. Rui Melo, U. Lisbon (external examiner),  Prof. João S. Baptista, U Porto (external examiner), Prof. Luís Almeida (President of the jury), Eliane Lago, Prof. Pedro Arezes, UMinho (supervisor), and Prof. Paula Carneiro, UMinho (internal examiner).

The E&HF group congratulates Eliane, her family, and her supervisors (Pedro Arezes and Beda Barkokebas Jr.), for this success and wish all the best for her career.

E&HF group @UPE Brazil – Part II

foto_jun 17.JPGThe coordinator of the Ergonomics & Human Factors research group, Pedro Arezes, was recently, and for the second time this year, in Recife (PE/Brazil) cooperating with the Pernambuco State University (UPE).

Pedro Arezes has addressed a lecture on the topic of “Human-Machine Interfaces of the Future” and a cause on Occupational Noise Exposure. The picture above include Pedro Arezes and all (brilliant) students of the 2017/2018 class.

PhD. thesis Industrial & Systems Eng | Anna Sophia Moraes

aaaa.pngThe public discussion of the PhD. thesis in Industrial & Systems Engineering of the Ergonomics & Human Factors researcher Anna Sophia Moraes (Brasil) was held today, the 2nd June 2017.

The presentation of the doctoral thesis entitled “The activity and the design of work artifacts: The contribution of Ergonomics” (original title: A atividade e a conceção dos artefactos de trabalho: contribuições da Ergonomia) was followed by a discussion with the examiners. After the discussion, the examination board decided to consider the candidate as being unanimously approved with the maximum mention of “Very Good”.

The picture above includes all the member of the jury and the candidate (from left to right):  Prof. Liliana Cunha, U Porto (external examiner),  Prof. Pedro Arezes, UMinho (supervisor), the candidate Anna Sophia Moraes, Prof. Isabel Lopes Nunes, FCT U Nova de Lisboa (external examiner), Prof. José Teixeira (President of the jury), and Prof. Paula Carneiro, UMinho (internal examiner).

The E&HF group congratulates the new PhD. holder, Anna Sophia Moraes, and her family, as well as her supervisors (Pedro Arezes and Ricardo Vasconcelos), for this success and wish all the best for her career.

E&HF group involved with a new book

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Some members of the E&HF  group are among the editors and authors of the book “Liderança e participação em segurança e saúde no trabalho” (Leadership and Participation in Occupational Health and Safety) that was recently launched and it is published by RICOT and the Editor Civeri Publishing.

The book is edited by the RICOT coordinators, Hernâni Neto, João Areosa and Pedro Arezes. One of the chapters is related to a case study presented by Castellucci and Arezes:

  • Castellucci, HI, Arezes, P (2017). Ergonomia participativa nas PMEs: um caso de estudo focado nas lesões musculoesqueléticas relacionadas com o trabalho. In Neto, HV, Areosa, J, Arezes, P (Eds.)(2017). Título: Liderança e Participação em Segurança e Saúde no Trabalho. Civeri Publishing, pp. 155-175.

For more information about the book, visit RICOT webpage at this | link |

Paper published @Int J Ind Ergonomics

A paper involving the E & HF group has been recently published in the International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, a journal indexed at ISI-WoK and Scopus, and with an Impact Factor of 1.000 (2015).

The full reference of the published paper is:

Carneiro, P., Braga, A.C., Barroso, M. (2017). Work-related musculoskeletal disorders in home care nurses: Study of the main risk factors. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, Vol. 61, pp. 22–28.

Link to download the paper for free until July 13, 2017: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1V5i6cd7k57qO