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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.

 
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    Visit the Communities Lounge at Safety 2019

    Apr 07, 2019
    The Communities Lounge at Safety 2019 will be located in Booth #1437. Stop by to connect with colleagues, learn from others and share your experience as an ASSP volunteer leader.
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    Mar 28, 2019
    At a recent meeting of ISO technical committee (TC) 283, more than 80 representatives from over 30 countries throughout the world met to discuss raising greater recognition of the ISO 45001 standard and moving new global standards projects forward.
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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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