It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 9th Edition of the International Symposium on Occupational Health and Safety – SESAM 2019, scientific event which shall take place on October 3rd 2019, in Petrosani, Romania.

Founded in 1949, National Institute for Research and Development in Mine Safety and Protection to Explosion – INSEMEX is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2019, on this occasion continuing the organization of the International Symposium on Occupational Health and Safety – SESAM, along with the traditional co-organizers, namely the University of Petrosani and the Labour Inspection, and under the auspices of the Ministry for Research and Innovation, Academy of Romanian Scientists – AOSR and Academy of Technical Sciences in Romania – ASTR.

The International Symposium on Occupational Health and Safety – SESAM has become tradition and has gathered each edition important experts in the OHS field, researchers, academic staff and engineers from industries with potentially explosive/toxic/flammable atmospheres, aiming to be a forum for roundtable talks and exchange of ideas with the view to analysing, diminishing and preventing risks that occur during the work process.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Petrosani this October!


Authors are welcome to submit original research paper(s) in accordance with SESAM 2019 symposium topics:

  1. Mining and industrial ventilation

  2. Occupational risk and technological risk for industries with explosive and/or toxic atmospheres

  3. Explosives for civil use

  4. Pyrotechnical articles

  5. Equipment intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres

  6. Protection of useful mineral substances deposits

  7. Closure of mine units

  8. Rescue and intervention activities in industries with potentially explosive and/or toxic atmospheres

  9. Environmental protection, solutions to prevent, to diminish and to fight against pollution

  10. Occupational and organizational psychology and sociology


The Symposium will be held at the University of Petrosani, 20 Universitatii, 332006, Petrosani, Romania


 The official languages of the symposium are English and Romanian.

Presenters must develop the slideshow presentations (PowerPoint) only in English.


  • 8th Edition – SESAM 2017, Bucharest, Romania

  • 7th Edition – SESAM 2015, Poiana Brasov, Brasov County, Romania

  • 6th Edition – SESAM 2013, Sibiu, Sibiu County, Romania

  • 5th Edition – SESAM 2011, Sinaia, Prahova County, Romania

  • 4th Edition – SESAM 2009, Baile Felix, Oradea County, Romania

  • 3rd Edition – SESAM 2007, Petrosani, Hunedoara County, Romania

  • 2nd Edition – SESAM 2005, Petrosani, Hunedoara County, Romania

  • 1st Edition – SESAM 2003, Petrosani, Hunedoara County, Romania


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