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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.

 
  • Gertrude Elion

    Women's Achievements in Safety

    Mar 08, 2019
    Throughout history, women have played a tremendous role in occupational health and safety. These inspiring individuals advanced the cause of worker health, made transportation safer and established medical breakthroughs utilized to this day.
  • Emergency Preparedness Checklist

    Four Keys to Safe Emergency Response

    Mar 06, 2019
    Proper emergency response is all about mitigating the consequences of an event, saving lives and ultimately returning the business to normal operations. Here are four steps you can take to ensure that your business is prepared in the event of an emergency.
  • Conduct the Assessment

    Conducting a Risk Assessment

    Feb 12, 2019
    Risk assessment serves many purposes for an organization, including reducing operational risks, improving safety performance and achieving objectives.
  • George Washington Carver

    African American Achievements in Safety

    Feb 07, 2019
    These safety pioneers had vision and made life safer for others. They were innovators and inspirations—and they made a difference.
  • Robot arms working on an automobile production line

    The Evolution of Prevention Through Design and Risk Assessment: A Personal Perspective

    Jan 29, 2019
    In a peer-reviewed article titled “PTD Before Risk Assessment: A Historical Perspective,” Michael Taubitz provides his insights into the history of PTD and risk assessment in the automotive industry and lessons these practices taught him throughout his career.

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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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