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Nov
26

HFESA 2017 Conference Report

The Human Factor and Ergonomics Society of Australia (HFESA) held their “Sustainable Ergonomics” conference from November 26-29, 2017. The roster of 135 delegates included participants from Australia, South Africa, Japan, Scandinavia, and Europe. Professor Glen Salkeld welcomed the attendees, and Stephen Ward presented the Cumming Memorial Lecture. Keynote speakers Professor Andrew Thatcher, Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite, […]

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Nov
11

Message from the Executive Committee November 2017

Date:Nov 2017 We invite you to read these 2017 updates from Federated Societies and Networks. Future updates will be posted on the Council pages (see https://iea.cc/about/council.html). FEDERATED SOCIETIES Australia Christine Aickin, Human Factors and Ergonomics Association of Australia (HFESA) At present the HFESA has a strong focus on the organisation of the annual conference <a href=”https://www.ergonomics.org.au/conference-information” […]

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Oct
11

October is Global Ergonomics Month (GEM): Share a story!

Date:Oct 2017 IEA Communications and Public Relations Chair, Michelle Robertson October is Ergonomics and Human Factors Month—World-Wide! IEA Federated Societies & Networks are promoting Human Factors and Ergonomics (HF/E) initiatives and awareness among local communities, industries, government agencies, and schools. IEA acknowledges these outstanding efforts and strongly supports these local and national initiatives. Together, these […]

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Sep
13

ErgoAfrica 2017

1st ErgoAfrica Conference 13th to 15th September, 2017 Report by Andrew Todd The 1st ErgoAfrica conference was hosted on by the Ergonomics Society of South Africa (ESSA) in conjunction with the 3rd African Symposium on Human Factor and Aviation Safety and the 13th ESSA conference. The conference theme was “From reactive to proactive in safety […]

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Sep
11

The recent IEA Council meeting in Singapore

Date:Sep 2017 The recent IEA Council meeting in Singapore was very successful. Almost all of the IEA Federated Societies were represented, either in person or by proxy. The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Singapore held a Symposium to celebrate their 30th Anniversary prior to the Council meeting, and members of the IEA Council were […]

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Jun
11

Certification of Professional Ergonomists

Date:Jun 2017 Maggie Graf, Director Following a special session on certification that was held at the IEA Conference in Melbourne in 2015, it was decided to form a sub-committee to the Professional Standards and Education Standing Committee, specifically tasked with promoting the certification of professional ergonomists. The purpose was to facilitate the exchange of experiences […]

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Sep
11

October is Global Ergonomics Month (GEM)

Date:Sep 2016 October is Global Ergonomics Month (GEM) Happenings around the World! October is the designated Worldwide Month of Ergonomics and Human Factors. Several IEA Federated Societies and Networks were actively involved in promoting Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) awareness among the local community, industries, government agencies, and schools. Typically, these planned events and activities […]

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Jun
11

Message from the Executive Committee June 2016

Date:Jun 2016 Identifying global Human Factors and Ergonomics development needs The IEA recently held an executive Committee meeting in San Francisco during which the various standing Committee chairs presented their three-year action plans, including the International Development (ID) Committee. The following is a brief summary of some of the ideas that were presented at the […]

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