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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.

Practice Specialty Recognition

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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.

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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    Creating Safer Workplaces for Young People

    May 07, 2019
    A collaborative campaign, My Safe Summer Job, aims to educate young workers, parents, employers, supervisors and teachers about the importance of workplace safety and highlights five key elements of creating safe workplaces for young people.
  • Risk Treatment

    Three Steps to Treating Your Organizational Risks

    May 05, 2019
    Risk treatment is an iterative process wherein safety professionals and other stakeholders formulate and select options to reduce risks, assess their effectiveness, determine if they will achieve an acceptable level of risk and plan for implementation of those options.
  • nurse stressed

    ASSP Supports Legislation to Prevent Workplace Violence in Healthcare

    Apr 30, 2019
    ASSP supports legislation that would require OSHA to develop a standard that would require employers within the healthcare and social services industries to implement a comprehensive workplace violence prevention program.
  • ASSP Comments on Protecting America's Workers Act

    Apr 30, 2019
    In comments submitted to several members of House of Representatives, ASSP commented on the Protecting America's Workers (PAW) Act (H.R. 1074). The legislation would amend the OSH Act of 1970.
  • Group Office Meeting

    Preparing for an Active Shooter Incident

    Apr 26, 2019
    ASSP’s technical report, “How to Develop and Implement an Active Shooter/Armed Assailant Plan” provides guidance on the steps businesses can take to help prevent an active shooter from entering its facility and what to do in the event of an incident.

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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

Assistant Administrator Anuja Patil, CSP, CPE

Awards & Honors Chair Jeremy J Harris, CSP

Content Coordinator Richard Barker, CSP, CPE

Government Affairs Chair Andrew C Ackerson, CSP, CIH, ARM

Membership Chair Rachel Michael, CPE, CHSP

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

Secretary Jennifer Ann Dustin, CSP, CPE

Social Media Chair Andrew C Ackerson, CSP, CIH, ARM

Staff Liaison Charlyn L Haguewood

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

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