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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.

 
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    Four Elements of a Successful OSHA Consultation

    Oct 24, 2019
    Before you begin an OSHA consultation, keep these four elements in mind to help ensure a smooth and successful process.
  • Industrial worker welding

    OSHA Final Rule on Beryllium Standards

    Oct 04, 2019
    OSHA has issued a final rule on its beryllium standards for construction and shipyards that extends the compliance dates for ancillary provisions to Sept. 30, 2020.
  • Businesswoman giving presentation

    How to Implement and Evaluate Leading Indicators

    Oct 03, 2019
    OSHA’s recent guideline explores leading indicators as a safety and health metric, and explains how they can help your organization improve performance and create an action plan for implementation and review.
  • Paramedics treating a patient

    Protecting First Responders From Illicit Drug Exposure

    Oct 02, 2019
    A new toolkit from NIOSH offers resources for educating first responders on the dangers of illicit drug exposure and the steps they can take to protect themselves.
  • Business Meeting

    Three Keys to Improving Risk Management

    Sep 27, 2019
    Risk management is at the heart of what safety professionals do every day. Taking these three actions will help you and your organization become more intelligent about risk and improve risk management.

Resources

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 Rachel Michael, CPE, CHSP

Advisory Committee Member Lawrence J H Schulze, Ph.D., P.E., CPE

Advisory Committee Member Richard Barker, CSP, CPE

Advisory Committee Member Gus Arroyo, M.S., ASP

Assistant Administrator Anuja Patil, CSP, CPE

Awards & Honors Chair Jeremy J Harris, CSP

Content Coordinator Chris M Arteberry, CPE

Government Affairs Chair Andrew C Ackerson, CSP, CIH

Membership Chair Rachel Michael, CPE, CHSP

Nominations & Elections Chair Anuja Patil, CSP, CPE

Professional Development Chair Jennifer Ann Dustin, CSP, CPE

Secretary Jennifer Ann Dustin, CSP, CPE

Social Media Chair Andrew C Ackerson, CSP, CIH

Staff Liaison Charlyn L Haguewood

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

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