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Tjabe  Smid

 Tjabe Smid is professor emeritus in working conditions at the department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research of the VU University Medical Center.

Tjabe Smid was born in Groningen in 1955, studied Human Nutrition at Wageningen University, and specialized in epidemiology and (nutrition) psychology. He worked at the department of Environmental and Tropical Health at Wageningen University until 1988, when he joined the medical department of KLM. In 1991 he completed a Master in Health, Safety and Environment at Delft University of Technology. The subject of his PhD thesis in 1993 was Exposure to organic dust and respiratory disorders. In 1996 he was appointed at the endowed chair of working conditions at the EMGO Institute for Healh and Care Research. In KLM he has held several positions in health and safety, the most recent being Manager Occupational Safety in KLM Strategic HR. He is also affiliated with KLM Health Services. In 2016 he left KLM.

His fields of Interest are safety, risk perception, occupational hygiene and workers health. He is a member of the Subcommittee on Vacination of Employees, and an observer in the Permanent Committee on Vaccinations of the Netherlands Health Council.