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Ergonomics Practice Specialty

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Join the Ergonomics Practice Specialty for access to a network of ergonomics subject-matter experts, as well as relevant industry education and information.

ergonomics_mainWho We Are

ASSP’s Ergonomics Practice Specialty member community is the premier resource for ASSP members looking for technical knowledge and expertise related to workplace safety and ergonomics, the science of fitting workplace conditions and job demands to the capabilities of the working population. Workplace safety and ergonomics also encompasses issues such as work-related musculoskeletal disorders. We provide a forum for you to network and share best practices relating to ergonomics.

What We Do

For ASSP members within the Ergonomics Practice Specialty, we provide the following:

  • Networking opportunities via social media groups, conference calls and in-person meetings like the annual Professional Development Conference so you can connect with top industry professionals
  • Professional development opportunities, including ergonomics-focused education that you can immediately put into practice, mentor relationships that facilitate sharing knowledge and volunteer and leadership opportunities to build your skills and enhance your resume
  • Safety-related, ergonomics-focused content and information that you can also immediately put into practice, share with employers and colleagues and use to create safe, productive work environments

Why It Matters

Occupational health hazards like repetitive motion, poor lighting, vibration and noise are just a few of the ergonomics-related issues that lead to injuries and illnesses in the workplace. Our members share their real-world guidance and experience to help one another develop or improve ergonomics and work physiology programs for their organizations, and to effectively reduce ergonomic-related injuries in the workplace.

How to Join

ASSP members: Log in to your ASSP account to upgrade your membership.

Non-members: Join ASSP and your desired practice specialties at the same time.

News

Get the latest news from the ASSP Ergonomics Practice Specialty, including meeting updates, future engagements and education, requests for volunteers and calls for action or advocacy.

 
  • Protective Trenching System

    Keeping Workers Safe During Trenching and Excavation

    Aug 14, 2018
    Excavation and trenching are some of the most dangerous activities in construction, but the hazards are preventable. By taking the proper steps, contractors and workers can have confidence that they can conduct excavation and trenching operations safely.
  • Rodd Wagner

    Rodd Wagner to Keynote 2018 Leadership Conference

    Aug 08, 2018
    Wagner is a leading authority on collaboration and employee performance. His thought leadership focuses on how human nature affects business strategy. During the 2018 Leadership Conference, Wagner will share insights on the science of collaboration.
  • Krishna Nirmalya Sen Appointed Chair of ICOH Committee

    Aug 01, 2018
    Krishna Nirmalya Sen, Ph.D., P.E., was recently appointed as chair of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) Scientific Committee on Occupational Health in the Construction Industry.
  • Fall Protection Safety Harness

    The Top 10 Fall Protection Misuses and What to Do About Them

    Jul 31, 2018
    A peer-reviewed article by Craig Galecka, P.E., CSP, and Shawn Smith, CSP, titled “Fall Protection: Top 10 Misuses & What to Do About Them,” highlights common mistakes that are made when using fall protection equipment, and ways to avoid them.
  • OSHA Proposes Rule to Better Protect Personally Identifiable Information

    Jul 30, 2018
    OSHA has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that it says will better protect personally identifiable information or data that could be reidentified with a particular individual. This rulemaking would remove provisions of the agency's current recordkeeping rule.

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Leadership Opportunities

Go beyond belonging to the Ergonomics Practice Specialty and volunteer for a position on our advisory committee. Alternatively, consider running to be elected as assistant administrator, which leads to occupying the office of administrator after two years. As a volunteer leader, you can lend your time and expertise to our many initiatives, while developing transferable leadership and team-building skills. Leadership positions within ASSP help members reach their highest level of performance, both on the job and in the Society.

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Ergonomics Practice Specialty Advisory Committee

Administrator Jessica K Ellison, CSP, CPE

Advisory Committee Member David Brodie, CPE

Advisory Committee Member Andrew C Ackerson, CSP, CIH

Advisory Committee Member Jennifer Ann Dustin, CSP, CPE

Assistant Administrator Rachel Michael, CPE, CHSP

Awards & Honors Chair Jeremy J Harris, CSP

Content Coordinator Chris M Arteberry, CPE

Government Affairs Chair Catherine M White, CPE

Membership Chair Elise Simone Condie, CPE

Nominations & Elections Chair Rachel Michael, CPE, CHSP

Professional Development Chair Winnie Ip, CPE

Secretary Rachel Michael, CPE, CHSP

Social Media Chair Rachel Michael, CPE, CHSP

Staff Liaison Charlyn L Haguewood

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