Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) honored Joel M. Haight, Ph.D., P.E., CSP, CIH, with the organization’s Boeing Excellence Award for Collaboration in Productivity, Workplace Safety and Ergonomics. This award recognizes a year’s worth of strategy and policy deployment in productivity, workplace safety and ergonomics.
Haight was recognized for his work as a professor of industrial engineering at University of Pittsburgh, where he collaborates with various industries to improve productivity and promote a safe and ergonomically sound job setting. He also teaches and conducts research on productivity improvement, human factors engineering and safety engineering.
“In my world of productivity and human performance research, I have to collaborate with industry or I could not accomplish my research goals, so it is nice to be recognized by a national organization of the stature of IISE for just doing my job in the collaborative way that I do,” says Haight. “I certainly appreciate that recognition.”
An ASSP Director-At-Large, Haight is a professional member of our Western Pennsylvania Chapter and a member of our Engineering Practice Specialty. He holds a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering and a Master of Industrial Engineering from Auburn University. He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, book chapters and proceedings papers and is editor-in-chief and coauthor of The Safety Professional’s Handbook. Haight has served as chief of the Human Factors Branch at NIOSH, where he managed nearly 40 researchers in ergonomics, cognitive engineering and human behavior and training.