Who 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.
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