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International Ergonomics Association (IEA) K.U. Smith Student Award

  • July 23, 2020
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The IEA K.U. Smith Student Award honors deserving students responsible for contributions to human factors/ergonomics (HF/E). Awards will be presented during the IEA 2021 Triennial Congress in Vancouver, Canada. The Award winners each will receive a cash award of US $3,000. A travel stipend also may be awarded.   Any student enrolled in an accredited post-secondary […]

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Training Technical Group Student Grant Award

  • July 13, 2020
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Dear Training TG Members, The HFES Training Technical Group is pleased to announce a request for proposals for the 2020 Training TG Student Grant Award.  The recipient of the best proposal will be awarded $750 to help cover expenses including, but not limited to, research materials or equipment, research participant payments, and registration to the virtual HFES […]

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Call for COVID-19 Stories

  • July 7, 2020
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The IEA, in collaboration with Scientific Association Hospital & Clinical Risk Managers (HCRM) and the Italian Agency for Healthcare Services (Agenas) is promoting a call for the collection of stories related to the health emergency following the Sars-Cov-2 pandemic. The “Storytelling COVID-19” project aims to promote the use of digital resources which in recent months have […]

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CIEHF Guide and Webinar: Creating a Safe Workplace

  • July 7, 2020
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On 10 June 2020 from 15:30 – 1630 GMT, the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors will hold a web-based seminar on the Seven Key Steps to creating a safe workplace during and beyond the current pandemic. Businesses are encouraged to consider the workplace as a whole system so that in mitigating a risk […]

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IEA/ILO Draft Guidelines Available

  • July 7, 2020
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“Principles and Guidelines for Human Factors/Ergonomics (HF/E) Design and Management of Work Systems,” a draft document jointly prepared by IEA and the International Labour Organization, is available for download here. In the Special Preface, IEA President Dr. Kathleen L. Mosier writes: “This draft document was prepared over the past 20 months (August 2018-April 2020) by […]

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Message from EC – May 2020

  • July 7, 2020
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Midyear 2020 Update from the IEA Executive Committee (EC) The IEA EC sends heartfelt wishes for the health and safety of all of our members in these crazy times. Because of international travel restrictions, we held the first-ever virtual IEA Executive Committee meeting, 24-26 April 2020. We discussed the multiple activities that the IEA Officers, Standing […]

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HFES International Symposium on Human Factors/Ergonomics in Health Care: Advance Program

  • July 7, 2020
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The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society   (HFES) has published the program for its virtual conference on the Human Factors and Ergonomics of Health Care, to be held 18-21 May 2020. The symposium offers leading human factors experts, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, biomedical engineers, health care providers, FDA representatives, and patient safety researchers the opportunity […]

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JES publishes tips for working at home

  • July 7, 2020
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The Japan Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (JES) has created a 13-page booklet, “Seven Practical Tips for Teleworking/Home-Learning using Tablet/Smartphone Devices.” As explained in the introduction, the society conducted a survey of its full members who work at educational institutions, and “found that less than 40% of respondents were aware of the appropriate ergonomics to […]

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EU Guidance on Returning Workers

  • July 7, 2020
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EU-OSHA (European Agency for Occupational Safety and Health at Work) has prepared an overview of methods to deal with challenges of workers returning to the workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Many HF/E experts were involved in creating these recommendation. Website EU COVID19 guidance document (pdf)       ———————- Originally posted at https://iea.cc/blog/feed/

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beyondwork2020 – European Conference on Labour Research

  • July 7, 2020
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IEA invites you to beyondwork2020 – European Conference on Labour Research, World Conference Center, Bonn, Germany,  21-22 October 2020 How can companies prepare their employees for the future working world? And how are individual European countries responding to the processes of change associated with digitalization and shifting demographics?   IEA is supporting and participating in this […]

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