19th International Conference "Man and Working Environment"

Occupational and Environmental Safety Engineering & Management (OESEM)

November, 24-25, 2022, online 
Organized by Faculty of Occupational Safety, University of Niš, Serbia
in cooperation with  


Welcome to the official website of the 19th International Conference "Man and Working Environment". This year, the main topic of the Conference is Оccupational and Environmental Safety Engineering & Management (OESEM). OESEM International Conference is organized by the Faculty of Occupational Safety in Nis, Serbia, and will be held online on 24-25th November 2022. This Conference should serve as an ideal platform for researchers, scientists and practitioners to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of occupational and environmental safety and management.

Scope and objectives

At no point in human history have society faced such a variety of risks and hazards in the working and living environment. A general increase in the volume of industrial production and novel manufacturing processes are rapidly changing the world. With that come changes in the frequency and intensity of risks and hazards, regardless of preventive measures taken and efforts to reduce them in integrated and innovative ways. On the other hand, the exponential development of Industry 4.0 and increasing automation and robotics have imposed the questions of safety 4.0, management of psychosocial risks and ethical debates in understanding the significance of human work. Moreover, demographic development and the explosion of consumer needs, global warming, climate change and other environmental issues started changing the living environment, inducing new hazards and progressive ecological anomalies. OESEM Conference aims to promote multidisciplinary research on various issues in occupational safety, environmental protection, environmental management and sustainable development. Another goal is to promote critical reflection and review of the existing practice, as well as new models and research approaches to “safety science” on the path to achieving sustainable development. Bearing in mind that Cluster 4 - Green Agenda and Sustainable Connectivity, which includes Chapter 27 - Environment and Climate Change, was opened at the Intergovernmental Conference on the accession of the Republic of Serbia to the European Union, this Conference is an ideal opportunity to discuss these topics on a deeper level. Special focus of the Conference will be to further redefine the priority directions of the Republic of Serbia and the possibilities of international cooperation within the context of Cluster 4, Chapter 27.

Keynote speakers

Prof. Dr. Mirko Markič

University of Primorska, Koper, Slovenia

Mirko Markič obtained his PhD in Organisational Science from the University of Maribor. After working in the economic sector for 12 years, he started employment at the Faculty of Management, University of Primorska. Koper, Slovenia. He was the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and was in charge of coordinating research and development activities for two terms of office. He was also involved in teaching at the University of Ljubljana, the University of Maribor, the University of Nova Gorica, and the Faculty of Organization Studies in Novo Mesto. He collaborated with international organizations such as the University of Niš (Serbia), Yasar University (Turkey) and the Slovene Education Consortium (Italy). Mirko Markič is a Professor of Management, Scientific Counsellor and Leader/Member of 17 research projects.  He is also a Head/Member of many research and entrepreneurial projects. His bibliography comprises more than 680 publications in the field of management and occupational health and safety.

Mirjana Vojinović-Miloradov

Professor Emeritus,
University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Prof. Dr. Mirjana Vojinović-Miloradov is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Novi Sad. She was Head of the Department of Environmental Engineering at the Faculty of Technical Sciences and Chairman of the Expert Council of the Center for Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Studies at the University of Novi Sad. In the capacity of Full Professor and Professor Emeritus, she teaches at Dept. of Energy and Process Technology and Dept. of Environmental Protection and Occupational Safety of the Faculty of Technical Sciences, UNS. Her scientific interests comprise, among others, monitoring of POP/PCB content in water, soil and sediment - abiotic and biotic matrix; development of new methods for determining the content of polychlorinated biphenyls, polyaromatic hydrocarbons and other organochlorine persistent pollutants; investigation of physical-chemical characteristics of fullerenes and bio-fullerenes. She is the author or co-author of more than 300 papers published in international and national journals, and the author of more than 200 presentations delivered at various international and national congresses, symposiums and conferences. Dr. Vojinović-Miloradov was a guest lecturer at several foreign universities and delivered numerous invited lectures at national and international congresses in Boston, Prague, Barcelona, Manitoba, Wageningen, Bratislava, Banja Luka and Belgrade. 

Prof. Dr. Saša Kenjereš 

Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology and J. M. Burgerscentrum Research School in Fluid Mechanics, Delft, The Netherlands

Dr. Saša Kenjereš is a Full Professor of Applied Physics and Chemical Engineering at the Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics in 1999 at the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. From 2001 to 2005 he was a Research Fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences and Arts (KNAW). From 2005 to 2006 he was a Burgers Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, USA, Institute of Physical Science and Technology, Computer and Space Science/Earth Systems Science Interdisciplinary Center.  He received ERCOFTAC (European Research Community on Flow, Turbulence, and Combustion) and Leonhard Euler Centre Visitor Fellowships at ETH Zurich, Switzerland (2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, and 2014). He was the Marie-Curie Visiting Professor at the AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013). His research interests include: (i) multiscale transport phenomena in biomedical applications (experiments and simulations); (ii) advanced fluid dynamics, heat and mass transfer, and turbulence (mathematical modeling, simulations, and experiments); (iii) coupling fluid mechanics and electromagnetism (magnetohydrodynamics, MHD); (iv) environmental flows, turbulent dispersion in complex urban areas, atmospheric chemistry and crowd behavior; (v) high-performance supercomputing (HPC).

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Dr. Joana Duarte

University of Porto, Portugal

Dr. Joana Duarte, graduated from the Faculty of Engineering of Porto, holding a double Master’s degree in Mining Engineering and Occupational Safety and Hygiene Engineering. She completed her PhD in the Doctoral Program on Occupational Safety and Health at the same institution, working primarily on prevention through design in the Extractive Industry. She is currently an Invited Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto and the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Safety journal manager. She joined the Sociedade Portuguesa de Segurança e Higiene Ocupacionais (SPOSHO) technical committee in occupational safety matters in 2022. She is also part of the Board of Directors of the Associação Ibero-Americana de Engenharia de Segurança no Trabalho since 2019. She has over 40 published works

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