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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

We are the premier resource for 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. 
  • We are also proud to sponsor ergonomics-related sessions for ASSP’s annual Professional Development Conference.

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.

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.

 
  • Factory worker wearing respiratory protection

    Marking a Century of Respiratory Protection

    Sep 03, 2019
    NIOSH is holding the first annual Respiratory Protection Week, September 3 to 6 to highlight the history of respiratory protection and explore current certification work and science dedicated to improving respiratory protection.
  • ASSP Members Recognized as NSC’s 2019 Rising Stars of Safety

    Sep 01, 2019
    Among those identified as 2019 Rising Stars of Safety by National Safety Council (NSC) were 12 ASSP members. The program recognizes safety leaders under age 40 who are dedicated to providing safety leadership in their organization.
  • Worker wearing hard hat and harness

    Four Steps of Designing an Effective Fall Protection System

    Aug 22, 2019
    Protecting workers at height is a great challenge for occupational safety and health professionals. These steps can help you make sure your employees have the right equipment, know how to operate it and keep it in good working order.
  • Construction worker drinking water

    ASSP Committee Proposes Heat Stress Management Standard

    Aug 16, 2019
    A proposed consensus standard will establish minimum requirements for the prevention of heat illnesses and management of heat stress hazards and exposures encountered during construction and demolition.
  • Digger derrick

    Three Elements of Digger Derrick Safety

    Aug 13, 2019
    You may not realize it, but digger derricks play an important role in our everyday lives. These three factors are particularly important to address to safeguard workers who use and operate digger derricks.

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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 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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