Mrs. Agnes Parent-Thirion

Senior Research Manager, Eurofound, Ireland

Agnès Parent-Thirion is a senior research manager in the Working Life unit at Eurofound, tasked with the planning, development and implementation of working conditions research projects, in particular the European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) and its analyses. Her research interests include working conditions, job quality, the monitoring of working conditions, work organisation, gender, the future of work and time. She has been working in the area of European comparative surveys for more than a decade, in all aspects including design, questionnaire development, fieldwork, quality control and analysis.

She is a graduate in economics and management from Paris IX Dauphine and Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Statistics from Trinity College. Before joining Eurofound, she worked for a number of years in the European Commission.

TS6 - OSH in the digital world

The digital transformation is a game changer for the way we work and live. Future scenarios of robots working side by side with human beings are no longer a utopia but already exist. New forms of work lead to a major increase in self-employment and non-regular employment. While automation so far mainly has affected the industrial sector, a digital world will impact all sectors and all types of work. This presents both a risk and an opportunity for the world of work as we know it and consequently for safety, health and wellbeing.  

In this Technical Session, experts will showcase how technical achievements through digital transformation already help make work safer, monitor health, improve quality, productivity and thus overall business results. Also discussed will be how to assess new risks related to new technologies, automation and more complex systems. Prevention services and actors need to adapt to these developments. An additional critical issue to be discussed will be how they can contribute to find solutions for smaller companies with limited resources and reach out to non-standard types of employment.  

The overall challenge in a digital world will be to preserve, respect and develop the human factor as important for success.

Marc Malenfer, France  
Marc Wittlich, Germany

Pierre Berastegui, Belgium 
Hans-Jürgen Bischoff, Germany
Scott Gaddis, Canada
Michel Hery, France 
Agnès Parent-Thirion, Ireland 
Stéphane Pimbert, France
Andrea Rowe, Australia 
Maria-Luz Vega, Switzerland 
Christian Werner, Germany 

Live : 22/09/2021 - 10:30 EDT - 12:15 EDT
Rerun : 22/09/2021 - 20:30 EDT - 22:15 EDT