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Ergonomics in the Nordic Countries
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Thirty years ago, the Nordic Ergonomic Society (NES) was established to represent Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden within the fields of Ergonomics and Human Factors. In recent years, the ranks of the NES have been enlarged through the inclusion of Iceland as a formal representative, as well as with the establishment of closer links with the Baltic countries, i.e. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Over the years, national ergonomic societies have been established in all of the NES’s member countries — Danish Society of the Work Environment (SAM), Finnish Ergonomic Society (ERY), Icelandic Ergonomic Society (VINNIS), Norwegian Ergonomic Society (NEF), and Ergonomic Society of Sweden (ESS).