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European Seminar on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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Thank you for all participants, speakers and chairs as well as demonstration and poster presenters for making PPE 2014 at Hotel Santa Claus Rovaniemi an inspiring event!

The next European Seminar on PPE will be held in 2016, in Finnish Lapland. We look forward to your participation next time!

Date and venue: 28 - 30 January 2014, Hotel Santa Claus, Rovaniemi, Finland

Objectives

The seminar provided an overview of the current situation in the PPE sector, with information on the revision of the PPE Directive and the views of European manufacturers, notified bodies, market surveillance and labour organizations.

The main theme of the 12th PPE seminar were good practices and tools for improving the selection and use of PPE. Practical examples from various fields were presented, and workshops gave the participants the opportunity to discuss their experiences and develop new ideas. In addition, the seminar provided a forum for presenting information on current PPE related projects, innovations and developments in presentations, a poster session, a PPE exhibition and the presentation of videos.

The seminar were a unique forum for disseminating findings in the PPE field, and gave participants and speakers the opportunity to exchange experiences and participate in debates. The aim of the seminar was to bring together European PPE experts dealing with the selection and use of PPE, legislation, standardization, testing, certification, research, manufacturing, market surveillance and workplace inspection.


At this 2014 seminar, there were 72 registered participants from 14 different European countries. The attendees included national authorities, health and safety experts, occupational health care personnel, social partners, manufacturers and suppliers, researchers and universities, purchasers, and parties involved in the manufacture, testing, certification, standardization, control of use and marketing of PPE.


Speakers

Koivula Antti, Director of Client Services, FIOH, Finland

Thierbach Michael, KAN

Noetel Karl-Heinz, Notified Bodies

Guido Van Duren, European Safety Federation, ESF

Kero AnnSofie, Swedish Work Environment Authority, Sweden

Ponce Del Castillo Aida, ETUI

Baker Philip, BSIF, UK

Saarela Kaija Leena, Tampere University of Technology, Finland

Pflüger Martina, BG BAU, Germany

Wahl-Wachendorf Anette, BG BAU, Germany

Terho Armi, Outokumpu, Tornio Steel factory, Finland

Lindroos Erik, Mela - Farmers´ Social Insurance Institution, Finland

Jarosław Nyzio, National Labour Inspectorate, Poland

Toppila Esko, FIOH, Finland

Vanhoutte Henk, Secretary General of ESF and Consultant at HVC, Belgium


Demonstrations  

Shirley Frost, PPE Team, HSL, UK

Esko Toppila, Anna Ruhala, FIOH, Finland

Vanhoutte Henk, Consultant at HVC, Belgium

Poster presentations 

Erja Mäkelä, FIOH, Finland

Martin Liedtke, Germany  

Krzysztof Makowski, Agnieszka Brochocka, CIOP, Poland

Agnieszka Brochocka, Krzysztof Makowski, CIOP, Poland

Adam Poscik, CIOP, Poland

Alexandra De Raeve, Hogent, Belgium

Marzena Fejdys, Elzbieta Maklewska, Marcin Struszczyk, Institute of Security Technologies MORATEX, Poland

Carita Aschan, Minna Huuskonen, FIOH, Finland


Chairpersons

Mäkinen Helena, FIOH, Finland

Jackisch Petra, BG BAU, Germany

Lankinen Pirje, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland

Koskinen Heli, FIOH, Finland

Humppila Martti, ESF

Korhonen Eero, Safecon Oy, Finland

Noetel Karl-Heinz, BG BAU, Germany, Notified Bodies

Vanhoutte Henk, Secretary General of ESF

Organizing Committee

The seminar was organized by Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH) Finland, BG BAU Germany, European Safety Federation (ESF) and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health Finland.







Previous Seminar 2012

11th EUROPEAN SEMINAR ON PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT was held 24 - 26 January, 2012, Saariselkä - Finland

The main aim of this seminar was to give up-to-date information regarding to the PPE regulations, research results, selection and use of PPE and the state of art level of PPE.

The second aim of the seminar was to bring together European PPE experts dealing with legislation, standardization, selection and use of PPE, testing, certification, research, manufacturing, market surveillance and workplace inspection.

This seminar once again provided a unique forum for disseminating findings in the PPE field, and gave speakers and participants the opportunity to exchange experiences and participate in debates. The main aim of this seminar was to give up-to-date information regarding to the PPE regulations, research results, selection and use of PPE and the state of art level of PPE. The second aim of the seminar was to bring together European PPE experts dealing with legislation, standardization, selection and use of PPE, testing, certification, research, manufacturing, market surveillance and workplace inspection.This seminar once again provided a unique forum for disseminating findings in the PPE field, and gave speakers and participants the opportunity to exchange experiences and participate in debates.

Workshops and panel discussions were arranged in order to generate productive discus-sion among participants. The four workshops were as follows:

• Main topics from the point of view of users
• Main topics from the point of view of authorities and market surveillance
• Main topics from the point of view of Notified Bodies, and
• Main topics from the point of view of manufacturers and dealers.

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The speakers were

Guido Van Duren, ESF, Belgium
Karl-Heinz Noetel, BG BAU, Germany
Maries Merkes, ADCO, Belgium
Mari Kiurula, Skanska, Finland
Pirje Lankinen, Ministry of Social affairs and Health, Finland
Petra Jackisch, BG BAU, Germany
Martti Humppila, STYL, Finland
Javier Madera Garcia, National Silicosis Institute, Spain
Kirsi Jussila, Sirkka Rissanen, FIOH, Finland
Nick Vaughan, Health and Safety Laboratory, UK
Mike Clayton, Health and Safety Laboratory, UK
Peter Paszkiewicz, Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (IFA), Germany
Martin Liedtke, IFA, Germany
Helmus Manfred, the University of Wuppertal, Germany
Michiel Scheffer, Noéton, Netherland
Helena Mäkinen, FIOH, Finland
Heli Koskinen, FIOH, Finland

 

Organizing Committee

Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Finland
BG BAU, Germany
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland
European Safety Federation

At this 2012 seminar, there were 60 registered participants from 12 different European countries. The attendees included authorities, research scientists, engineers, manufacturers, industrial safety professionals and consultants.

 

 

 

 

 

Modified 03.03.2014