Fort Worth, TX 2015 - Photo Credit: Sundance Square Management

8th Joint EU/US Conference on Occupational Safety and Health
Fort Worth, Texas
September 16 – 19, 2015

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
12:00 – 7:00 PM General Registration
Location: West Promenade
5:00 – 5:30 PM US Delegation Orientation
Location: West Promenade
5:30 – 7:00 PM US/EU Delegation "Meet and Greet"
Location: West Promenade
Thursday, September 17, 2015
8:00 – 5:00 PM Registration
Location: West Promenade
8:15 – 9:15 AM Breakfast Meeting (US/EU Steering Committee, Chairs and Scribes)
Location: Crystal C
9:30 – 12:00 PM Welcome/Opening Plenary Session
Location: Crystal AB
9:30 – 9:35 AM US Department of Labor - OSHA
Dr. David Michaels
9:35 – 9:40 AM European Commission
Mr. Jordi Curell Gotor
9:40 – 9:45 AM EU Presidency of the Council
Mr. Marco Boly
9:45 – 9:50 AM US Labor
Ms. Margaret Seminario
9:50 – 9:55 AM EU Labor
Ms. Aida Ponce
9:55 – 10:00 AM US Industry
Mr. Joseph Van Houten
10:00 – 10:05 AM EU Industry
Mr. Kris De Meester
10:05 – 10:15 AM European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
Ms. Christa Sedlatschek
10:15 –  10:30 AM Break
Location: West Promenade
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Keynote Addresses
10:30 – 11:00 AM US – Dr. David Michaels [PPTX]
11:00 – 11:30 AM EU – Dr. Francisco Jesús Álvarez Hidalgo
11:30 – 12:00 PM US – Dr. David Weil
12:00 – 1:30 PM Lunch (on your own)
5:45 – 6:15 PM US Delegation Caucus
Location: Crystal AB
5:45 – 6:15 PM EU Delegation Caucus
Location: Continental
7:00 – 8:30 PM Dinner
US - Deborah Hersman [PPTX]
Location: Crystal AB
8:30 – 9:00 PM Closing Remarks
Thursday-Saturday, September 17-19, 2015
Workgroup Sessions Thursday - Saturday

Workgroup Session Topic 1 - Regulatory Approach to Controlling Hazards in the Energy Sector

  • Conference Topic paper
  • B. Koertner & J. Thiede - Electrical Transmission & Distribution Partnership [PPT]
  • K. Myers - Energy Sector - EU/UK Regulatory and Legal framework, Safety Cases [PPTX]
  • K. Retzer - NORA Oil and Gas Sector Council, Fatality Trends and Database, NIOSH Oil and Gas Field Research [PPTX]
  • S. Mackenzie - Maintaining Safe Production [PPTX]
  • T. Woolmer - Managing Risk - Key Issue for Manufactuers [PPT]
  • V. Levickis - Natural Gas and Oil Sectors in Europe [PPT]
  • US-EU Hydraulic Fracturing-Bakken Safety Tour 2016

Workgroup Session Topic 2 - Nanotechnology in the Workplace

  • Conference Topic Paper
  • Nano Workgroup Overview Slides [PPTX]
  • A. Casaru - Methods Available at the WorkPlace and the Preventive Approach [PPTX]
  • A.C. Eastlake, R. Zumwalde - AIHce Control Banding review [PPTX]
  • B. Lippy - Nanomaterials in Construction [PPTX]
  • C. Verdoot - Nanomaterial Regulation in Europe - Current Workplace Challenges [PPTX]
  • Dr. R. Packroff - OSH Testing and Information Requirements for Biopersistent Particles and Fibres [PPTX]
  • Dr. R. Packroff - Nanomaterial - Grouping Approach and OSH Reference Values [PPTX]
  • Dr. R. Packroff - Nanomaterials BAuA Research on Exposure Assessment [PPTX]
  • Dr. R. Packroff, Dr. A. Rouw, Dr. A. Reichow - Nano to Go - Raising Awareness in Material Science and Start Up Enterprises [PPTX]
  • K. Savolainen - Project Scaffold Proposals for OEL's and Worker Protection [PPT]
  • K. Savolainen - Nanotechnology - Materials in the Workplace [PPT]
  • K. Savolainen - Provisional Nano-Reference Limit Values [PPTX]
  • L. Hodson - Occupational Exposure Assessments of Nanomaterials in the USA [PPTX]
  • NIOSH Publications on Nanotechnology [DOCX]
  • P. Levy - Nanotechnology in the workplace - Principles for control for MNMs - EU guidance for assessing nanomaterials [PDF]
  • Systematic Review of Control Banding for Nanomaterials [PPTX]

Workgroup Session Topic 3 - The Changing Structure of Work and its Implications for Worker Health, Safety and Wellbeing

  • Conference Topic Paper - US
  • Conference Topic Paper - EU
  • Addressing Psychosocial Risks a Tripartie Approach [PPTX]
  • Dr. C. Sedlatschek - Facing Future OSH Challenges in Europe's Workplaces [PPTX]
  • Dr. C. Sedlatschek - Tackling Psychosocial Risks [PPTX]
  • E. Frumin - Changing Structure of Work [PDF]
  • M. Van Mierlo - Changing Structures at Work [PPTX]
  • P. Gough - Labour Marketing Change and the Health Safety and Well-Being of Workers [PPTX]
Final Presentations - Saturday

Closing Plenary Session/Presentation of Topic Reports

Topic 1 - Regulatory Approach to Controlling Hazards in the Energy Sector [PPTX]

Topic 2 - Nanotechnology in the Workplace [PPTX]

Topic 3 - The Changing Structure of Work and its Implications for Worker Health, Safety and Wellbeing [PPTX]

Saturday, September 19, 2015
11:30 – 11:45 AM Closing Remarks
US - Dr. David Michaels
EU - Mr. Jordi Curell Gotor
12:00 – 1:00 PM US/EU Steering Committee Meeting
Location: Continental