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Ergonomics Practice Specialty


Join our Ergonomics Practice Specialty for access to a network of subject matter experts in ergonomics and workplace safety, as well as relevant industry education and information.

Woman stretching while working at home at stand-up deskWho We Are

We are the premier resource for occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals looking for technical knowledge and expertise related to ergonomics and workplace safety. Ergonomics in a work setting encompasses understanding the interactions between humans and other elements of the work system and applying ergonomics design principles to optimize worker well-being and overall system performance.

What We Do

  • The Ergonomics Practice Specialty is dedicated to advancing the field of ergonomics and human factors by fostering professional collaboration between ergonomists, OSH professionals and those with an interest in improving the lives of individuals at and away from work.
  • We support developing professionals by connecting them with a wide range of experts and offering a platform to network. By sharing best practices, research studies, emerging issues and success stories, we also provide opportunities to advance in the field.

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Why It Matters

Our members share their real-world guidance and experience to help one another develop programs and solutions to improve ergonomics and human performance for their organizations. One outcome of good ergonomics in the workplace is a reduced risk for employee injury and illness. Other potential outcomes include improved productivity, improved user experience, and more comfortable, inclusive and adaptive workplaces.

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

Ergonomics Practice Specialty Advisory Committee

Administrator Emily Horton, CSP, CFPS, ARM

Advisory Committee Member Jeremy J Harris, M.S., CSP

Advisory Committee Member Gabriel Atencio, CSP, CHST, STSC

Advisory Committee Member Ivy Pierce, M.S., CSP

Advisory Committee Member Jillian Nicholson

Advisory Committee Member Joshua Aragaki

Advisory Committee Member Richard Barker, CSP, CPE

Assistant Administrator Timothy Pottorff, M.S., ARM

Awards & Honors Chair Rachel Michael, CPE, CHSP

Content Coordinator Adam Cox, CSP, CIH

Government Affairs Chair Anuja Patil, CSP, CPE

Member Ivy Pierce, M.S., CSP

Member Jillian Nicholson

Member Joshua Aragaki

Membership Chair Rachel Zoky, CPE

Professional Development Chair Lawrence J H Schulze, Ph.D., P.E., CPE

Secretary Heather S White, CPE

Social Media Chair Adam Cox, CSP, CIH

Staff Liaison Charlyn L Haguewood

Standards Chair Matthew F Herron, M.S., P.E., CSP, CPE

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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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