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Jul
10

7 Tips for Telework Booklet Now Available in Thai, Chinese, and Japanese

“Seven Practical Human Factors and Ergonomics (HF/E) Tips for Teleworking/Home-learning using Tablet/Smartphone Devices,” originally compiled by the Japanese Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (JES), has been newly translated into a Thai version by the Ergonomics Society of Thailand. The Thai version is available for download here. A Chinese version (simplified Chinese Characters) has been translated by […]

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Jun
22

Call for COVID-19 Stories

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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Jun
08

CIEHF Guide and Webinar: Creating a Safe Workplace

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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May
23

IEA/ILO Draft Guidelines Available

“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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May
13

Message from EC – May 2020

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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May
06

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

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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May
06

JES publishes tips for working at home

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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May
01

EU Guidance on Returning Workers

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)      

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