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Ergonomics Society of Taiwan (EST)

Website : http://www.est.org.tw/

Professor Hsieh-Ching Chen
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, National Taipei University of Technology
No. 1, Sec. 3, Zhongxiao E. Rd., Taipei, Taiwan 10608, R.O.C.
Phone: +886-2-2771-2171 ext. 2333

Secretary General
Professor Hsin-Hung Tu
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Hsiuping Insititute of Technology
No.11 Gongye Rd, Dali Dist., Taichung City, Taiwan 41280, R.O.C
Phone: +886-4-2496-1123 ext. 1420

IEA Council Member
Professor Chien-Chi (Max) Chang
Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, National Tsing-Hua University
No. 101, Section 2, Kuang-Fu Road, Hsinchu, Taiwan 30013, R.O.C.
Phone: +886-3- 574-2942

Recent Activities

There are about 250 members in the EST and we are very well sustained. Last year, to increase our visibility, the EST helped to organize an ergonomics workshop for the Xsion International Forum in Taiwan to get more people involved in the field and to become familiar with ergonomics research and application. We have our own annual congress in March on Kinmen Island and CAES members were also invited to attend the conference to further extend collaborations. Our government approved a law in 2015 to add ergonomics into requirements at the workplace. Organizations with more than 100 workers will need to establish a prevention plan to reduce the potential injuries due to ergonomic risk factors. There is an official punishment for noncompliance. The enforcement is slow at the current stage but is expected to gradually increase as more stakeholders are aware and fully ready for new laws. Next year, the EST will hold its 25thannual meeting as well as the international conference together in Hsinchu, Taiwan on March 16-18, 2018. We warmly welcome all IEA members to attend!

--Max Chang, Ergonomics Society of Taiwan (EST)