South Africa to host aviation safety conference

By Wallace Mawire
The 13th Ergonomics Society of South Africa Conference 3rd African
Symposium on human factors and aviation Safety conference under the
theme: “From reactive to proactive in safety and human factors” will
be held on 13 to 15 September 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa

It is reported that from the informal economy workers in rural
Eastern Cape South Africa
to the bustling runways of OR Tambo international airport, there are
many elements of the complex systems that may compromise safety at

It is added that through the application of human factors and ergonomics
principles, incompatibilities within work systems can be better
understood, thus enabling the development of proactive rather than
reactive measures to improve human well-being and performance at work.

The conferences will be hosted by Air Traffic and Navigation Services
(ATNS) in partnership with the Ergonomics Society of South Africa,
University of the Witwatersrand, Rhodes
University, and the University of Pretoria and sponsored by ATNS,
COMAIR and the Rail Safety Regulator of South Africa.

Attendance is expected from academics, students, government
representatives, and industry
professionals from the ergonomics, human factors, aviation safety,
transport, mining, and healthcare industries.

‘This year we are also intending to spread our wings further afield
from South Africa and to
attract people from countries across the African continent,” a
spokesperson said.

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