Activities of the department




  • 11.2021 Oliver Sträter gives a lecture on the topic: "Entgrenzte Arbeitsgestaltung - Entgrenzen wir uns selbst?" at the 5th KFT Autumn Conference on 04.11.2021 in Cottbus.

  • 10.2021 Inauguration of the Centre of Excellence for Safety Critical Systems at IITM, Madras, India with participation of A&O.Link to video

  • 10.2021TRANSENS Ring Lecture on Nuclear Waste Management. The TRANSENS lecture series spans over 2 semesters of 2 SWS each from the technical basics to the ethical, socio-ecological, economic, legal and political implications of the search for a suitable site for the final disposal of highly radioactive waste. While the first semester focuses on the technical fundamentals as well as selected socio-technical aspects of nuclear power, the second semester deals with the site selection process on a very broad scientific basis and from different scientific perspectives. The lecture series is initially aimed at students from the universities participating in the TRANSENS project.

  • 09.2021 Deutschlandfunk: The pitfalls of teamwork in the home office with a contribution from the department.Link to audio contribution

  • 08.2021 Oliver Sträter has been appointed to the advisory board of the BMBF's "Future of Value Creation - Research on Production, Services and Work" program in his capacity as president of the Gesellschaft für Arbeitswissenschaft.

  • 07.2021 Dr. Alberto Bárcenas gives an online lecture on the work of the department entitled "Psicología laboral y organizacional" at the 'Conferencia sobre Ergonomía' in Nicaragua on 17.07.2021.

  • 06.2021 Dr. Meike Siebert-Adzic gives a lecture on the topic"Mental Health in the Corona Time: Influencing Factors on the Mental Health of Employees - Approaches & Options for Action to Maintain Health" in the context of the network event "More Workplace Health North Hesse" of the expert forum "Workplace Health".

  • 05.2021 Guest of Honor speech at the Webinar of the Indian Society for Reliability and Safety (SRESA) with the Indian Institute of Risk and Reliability (IIRR) and the Safety Critical Systems Lab. (IIT. MADRAS) "Human Reliability Assessment in automated systems and implications for an integrated system design "

  • 05.2021 BR 24 - Psychological consequences of employee monitoring,SXxaLu1

  • 04.2021 Oliver Sträter receives the honorary plaque of the VDI in recognition of his honorary services as a long-standing member of the advisory board "Safety and Reliability" and as chairman of the technical committee "Human Reliability and Safety".
  • 04.2021 Interview with Oliver Sträter "With the numbers, the stress increases" on the corona-related stressful work situation of medical and nursing staff in hospitals, HNA of 04/13/2021.
  • 03.2021 The department participates as an expert on the topic of the world of work in the activity "Jugend Forscht - Hessen Landeswettbewerb 2021 - Schüler experimentieren", this year purely virtually.
  • 03.2021 The department, together with cooperation partners from the fields of physiotherapy (eCovery) and sports (Ringer-Verband Sachen e. V.) as well as the Center for Research on Musculoskeletal System of the University of Leipzig (zesbo), was awarded a prize by the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs for the project idea "Physio für die Hosentasche - therapeutisches KI-basiertes Training fürs Büro und die Rehazuhause".
  • 03.2021 Oliver Sträter is elected president ofthe Gesellschaft für Arbeitswissenschaft e.V. at the spring congress in Bochum from 03.03.2021-05.03.2021.
  • 02.2021 University-wide information event on the measures from the second organizational climate survey.
  • 02.2021What does the repository search need as a learning and self-questioning process? - Processes, structures, experiences; discourse at the expert conference subareas with Oliver Straeter (AuO) and Juliane Dickel (BUND) - BASE - Final Repository Search - Events - First consultation date expert conference subareas (
  • 01.2021 VDI forum mannheim 2020/2021: Risk factor human? - Shaping reliable action. At the technoseum Mannheim



  • 11.2019 Now available: VDI book on"Human risk factor?-Designing reliable action" published by Beuth Verlag (editor: Oliver Sträter).
  • 11.2019 Oliver Sträter on the topic of human-automation interactions in VDI News - Focus: Research Human-Machine Interface 4.0.
  • 11.2019 Oliver Sträter presents the results of the organizational climate survey at the university public information event.
  • 10.2019This is how surveillance affects the workplace (SWR) - Interview with Oliver Sträter.
  • 09.2019 The department is represented at the 29th European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL) on September 22 - 26 in Hannover.
  • 09.2019 When it comes to the extreme - Analysis and design potentials regarding human errors in rope assisted work in wind turbines - contribution of the department to the FISAT seminar.
  • 08.2019 Deutsche Bahn is setting up a media training room for the training of train dispatchers, modeled on the virtual room of the A&O department and the research in LOEWE-Safer Materials.
  • 06.2019 The University-wide Organizational Climate Survey, which the department is charged with conducting, is underway.
  • 06.2019 At Campusfest, the department presents the remote gaze control of a vehicle.
  • 06.2019 Oliver Sträter gives a lecture on "The error-free human in medicine" at a training event of the Agaplesion Diakonie Kliniken.
  • 05.2019 The AUVA paper "Automation using the example of autonomous driving" highlights key aspects of human reliability in the context of autonomous driving based on research in Kassel.
  • 05.2019 Oliver Sträter speaks at the 29th VDI Technical Reliability Conference on the topic "Human Risk Factor? - Designing Reliable Action".
  • 04.2019 HNA - Caregivers are often sick themselves.
  • 04.2019Economy North Hesse - Combining momentum and stability profitably (p. 17).
  • 03.2019 Oliver Sträter gives a lecture on "Development of a planning support for safe and cost-effective dismantling" at the 14th International Symposium "Conditioning of Radioactive Operational and Decommissioning Waste" (KONTEC) in Dresden on March 29.
  • 03.2019 Oliver Sträter presents the organizational climate survey planned for summer 2019 at the staff meeting of the University of Kassel on 13.03. The department has been commissioned to conduct the survey.
  • 02.2019 Oliver Sträter is appointed to the advisory board of the BMAS project KI.ASSIST.

  • 01.2019 Oliver Sträter is awarded the 'Life Time Achievement Award' by the Indian Society for Reliability and Safety for his research in the field of human reliability.


  • 12.2018 As part of the IntAKom project, the department participates in the Fraunhofer IAO work research conference in Stuttgart.
  • 11.2018 At the Innovation Day of the Berufsgenossenschaft Holz und Metall in Mainz, the department presents the cEYEberman and the studies on mental stress at U-lines.
  • 11.2018 The department is represented at the VDE Tec Summit 2018. Here, we will show which technologies are already a reality and which challenges and opportunities the digital future will still bring.

  • 10.2018 Oliver Sträter gives a presentation on human reliability in decommissioning at the annual meeting of the International Decommissioning Network (IDN) of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
  • 09.2018 The department presents the further development of the ModularAnalysis ofStress Factorsin Organizations(MABO) questionnaire at the conference of the Professional Association of Psychology for Occupational Safety and Health(PASiG).
  • 07.2018 The department presents, among other things, the measurement suit cEYEberman at the first TransWork Symposium of the BMBF funding priority "Work in the digitalized world" at the Fraunhofer Institute Center in Stuttgart.
  • 01.2018 Oliver Sträter is appointed by the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs as a deputy member of the Committee for Industrial Safety.