The Symposium on “Occupational Safety and Health” will be held in the scope of the 4th Doctoral Congress Engineering (DCE21) from the 28th to 29th June, 2021 (online).

The Symposium Committee is pleased to invite you to share your ongoing work.

Topics for submission will focus on (but not necessarily be limited to):

  • Occupational Health
  • Ergonomics
  • Occupational Safety and Hygiene
  • Occupational Psychosociology



|| Deadline for submission has been extended to 30th April ||

Authors can submit Portuguese or English written manuscripts.

The short paper will have to obey the following specific guidelines defined by the Symposium on “Occupational Safety and Health”:

Please remove any identifying information, such as authors’ names or affiliations, from your manuscript before submission.

The text should be sent without any formatting or tabs, with 2 points spaces.

The Abstract should have between 300-450 words and should be structured with the titles: Introduction, Methodology, Results and Discussion, Conclusions.

Keywords should appear right after the Abstract (minimum three and maximum of five terms).

The article body should have the following structure: Introduction, Methodology, Results and Discussion, Conclusions, References.

The article must have between 1500-2000 words* (approximately 10500-12000 characters including spaces**).

The manuscript should have between 20-40 References, formatted according to APA 7th edition referencing style.

All figures and tables should be integrated along with the text. The combination of both should be a maximum of three.

* This excludes Title, Abstract, Keywords and References.

** Please note that this count of characters does not include images, tables and references.


Registration (Payment)

In case you are a student enrolled in MESHO or DemSSO and your short paper is revised and accepted, your work will have 1 registration paid (to the author who presents the oral communication or poster).

For more information about enrolment please contact
To proceed with registration, please check the ‘Registrations‘ webpage and follow the guidelines.



Format: poster presentation or oral communication.

Manuscripts written in Portuguese will be presented in poster format.

At least one of the authors is required to attend the Symposium to present the paper.




All accepted and revised works, with at least one author registered in the Congress with a paid fee, will be mentioned in the event’s program/Booklet that will be given to congress participants on the 1st day.

All accepted and revised abstracts, with at least one author registered in the Congress with a paid fee, will be published in the Symposium Book of Abstracts (with ISBN).

All accepted and revised short papers, with at least one author registered in the Congress with a paid fee, will be published in a Proceedings Book (with ISBN)

The Symposium Scientific Committee will decide upon the best submitted short papers, and authors will be invited to submit an extended version of their manuscripts on the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Safety (IJOOES).



Authors of accepted and revised papers, presented at the Congress, will be eligible for:

  1. “Best oral communication Award”
  2. “Best poster Award”

Please check the ‘Awards’ page.


Symposium Committee

Symposium Chairs

  • Olívia Pinho
  • João Santos Baptista

Symposium Organizing Committe

  • Olívia Pinho
  • João Santos Baptista
  • Raquel Martins
  • Jacqueline Castelo Branco
  • Denisse Bustos
  • Felicidade Niquice
  • Joana Duarte
  • Maria Fernandes
  • Soraya Vasconcelos
  • Tatiana Teixeira

Symposium Scientific Committee

  • Ana Raposo
  • Andrea Pereira
  • André Lucena
  • António Sousa
  • Fernando Gonçalves
  • Hélio Cavalcanti
  • Jacqueline Castelo Branco
  • Joana Guedes
  • Joana Madureira
  • Joana Santos
  • João Rufo
  • João Santos Baptista
  • Liliana Silva
  • Maria Luísa Matos
  • Marko Cvetkovic
  • Maurilia Bastos
  • Olívia Pinho
  • Susana Sousa
  • Susel Rosário
  • Teerayut Sa-Ngiamsak
  • Tomi Zlatar
  • Vanessa Silva