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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.

 
  • Protective Trenching System

    Keeping Workers Safe During Trenching and Excavation

    Aug 14, 2018
    Excavation and trenching are some of the most dangerous activities in construction, but the hazards are preventable. By taking the proper steps, contractors and workers can have confidence that they can conduct excavation and trenching operations safely.
  • Rodd Wagner

    Rodd Wagner to Keynote 2018 Leadership Conference

    Aug 08, 2018
    Wagner is a leading authority on collaboration and employee performance. His thought leadership focuses on how human nature affects business strategy. During the 2018 Leadership Conference, Wagner will share insights on the science of collaboration.
  • Krishna Nirmalya Sen Appointed Chair of ICOH Committee

    Aug 01, 2018
    Krishna Nirmalya Sen, Ph.D., P.E., was recently appointed as chair of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) Scientific Committee on Occupational Health in the Construction Industry.
  • Fall Protection Safety Harness

    The Top 10 Fall Protection Misuses and What to Do About Them

    Jul 31, 2018
    A peer-reviewed article by Craig Galecka, P.E., CSP, and Shawn Smith, CSP, titled “Fall Protection: Top 10 Misuses & What to Do About Them,” highlights common mistakes that are made when using fall protection equipment, and ways to avoid them.
  • Filling out paperwork

    OSHA Proposes Rule to Better Protect Personally Identifiable Information

    Jul 30, 2018
    OSHA has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that it says will better protect personally identifiable information or data that could be reidentified with a particular individual. This rulemaking would remove provisions of the agency's current recordkeeping rule.

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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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