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Ergonomics Practice Specialty

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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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    ASSP's Community Leader Resources Page

    Jul 20, 2018
    As we built the new ASSP website, we put together an area where you, as leaders, can access materials and tools that would help make your job easier, the Community Leader Resources Page.
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    Machine Shop Safety: Learning From Incidents to Improve Safety Performance

    Jun 28, 2018
    Following a workplace injury, Woods Hole Oceanographic institution (WHOI) developed a comprehensive machine shop safety program to proactively address the safety issues that existed in its 25 machine shops
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    Salary survey pinpoints value of certifications for safety and health professionals

    May 24, 2018
    ASSE and BCSP conducted a 33-question salary survey in March of nearly 10,000 safety, health and environmental professionals based primarily in the United States and Canada, identifying the typical salary, benefits, credentials and experience of these individuals. The median base salary for full-time professionals was $97,000.
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    New workplace safety books available at Safety 2018 in San Antonio

    May 24, 2018
    Two new occupational safety and health books debut at Safety 2018. Available for purchase will be "Safety Leadership and Professional Development," edited by Richard Olawoyin and Darryl C. Hill, and "Fred Manuele on Safety Management," written by Fred Manuele and edited by Professional Safety’s Tina Angley.​
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    What Is the Singapore Accord and How Does It Clarify OSH Roles?

    Dec 20, 2017
    Which skills should each type of OSH employee bring to the table? What are those different types? The Singapore Accord, a call-to-action signed at a 2017 meeting in Singapore, encourages OSH organizations to adopt a global framework that helps answer those and other important questions.

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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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