Latvian Ergonomics Society

In deep sadness we announce that Professor, habilitated Doctor of Chemistry of University of Latvia, Valdis Kalkis has passed away on 12th of July, 2014.
Latvian Ergonomics Society has lost a creative and intelligent person. Professor was, is and will be the founder of scientific ergonomics in Latvia. He was one of the first, who obtained the title of certified ergonomist (Eur.erg.) in Latvia.

VKalkisProfessor Valdis Kalkis has worked 40 years at the University of Latvia in Faculty of Chemistry. With his enthusiasm and wisdom he knew how to convince students to become actively involved in scientific research, educated many young scientists in the field of the chemical sciences, gave the practical skills and knowledge to professionals not only chemical science, but also in ergonomics, occupational safety and occupational health.
Professor Valdis Kalkis was the first in Latvia who established a new study program that was focused on promotion of the wellbeing of employees and was the first who developed the scientific ergonomics in Latvia. For Professor the meaning of a healthy work environment also meant the ethical relationship and Christian values among workers and with scientists.

Professor Valdis Kalkis is author of more than 500 scientific publications, monographs and books. Professor has received patents for advanced inventions, has represented Latvia in worldwide scientific congresses and conferences.
His scientific contribution is greatly appreciated in Latvian Academy of Sciences, in University of Latvia, Riga Technical University, as well as in the United States and Europe, where he has received various honors and titles.

Hence our duty is to continue to implement his creative ideas in the field of ergonomics and occupational health and safety.

Latvian Ergonomics Society President
Zenija Roja, Eur.erg., MD, PhD

Latvian Ergonomics Society board member
Henrijs Kalkis, Eur.erg., PhD

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The association brings together occupational health and safety professionals, business leaders, occupational health care doctors, researchers, academics, students, and other professionals.

Latvian Ergonomics Society acquired the status of a public benefit organization in the following areas of activity:

  • civil society development
  • promotion of education
  • science Promotion

On the 19th May 2008 Latvian Ergonomics Society acquired the status of a scientific institution.

On the 13th October 2010 Latvian Ergonomics Society Ergonomics Society admitted to the federation (the Federation of European Ergonomics Societies – FEES,

On the 10th August 2008 Latvian Ergonomics Society admitted to the International Ergonomics Association (International Ergonomics Association,


New book (24th of April, 2014):

Henrijs Kalkis. Business Ergonomics Management. Riga: Gutenbergs Druka. 2014.