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Nov
29

Revision of Core Competencies in Human Factors and Ergonomics

IEA has published a new version of “Core Competencies in Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) Professional Knowledge and Skills” This revision of the IEA Core Competencies was commenced in 2017 following an update of all the other IEA documents relating to professional certification. The first phase involved communication with some of the original authors and informal discussions […]

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Nov
08

IEA Webinar on Human-Robot Interaction – December 15

Human factors and ergonomics are crucial topics for the future development of robotic technologies. The application of diverse robotic technologies in different settings such as manufacturing, healthcare, and others is increasing steadily. In particular, robotic systems that closely interact with humans have the potential to challenge human factors and ergonomics research. Associated risks and opportunities […]

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Nov
08

Re-placing of the IEA Foundation Plaque

Pieter Rookmaaker re-places the IEA Foundation Plaque     In 1990, in observance of the 30th anniversary of the foundation of the International Ergonomics Association, a plaque was placed in the building where the IEA was initiated. The story of the foundation of the IEA is as follows. After the Second World War the USA [...]
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Sep
23

Free Certification Webinar October 15

Mark your calendar for a free webinar that will provide answers on how to get certified and information on how certification systems around the world are linked via the IEA endorsement system. Experts from certification bodies in New Zealand, Europe, Brazil, South Africa, and the USA will explain their procedures and requirements. The webinar will […]

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Sep
17

World Patient Safety Day, September 17

On 17 September 2021 we celebrated the third World Patient Safety Day ( https://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2021/09/17/default-calendar/world-patient-safety-day-2021​). The slogan promoted by WHO this year is “Act now for safe and respectful childbirth!” with the theme “Safe maternal and newborn care”. Approximately 810 women die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. In addition, around 6700 newborns die every day, amounting to 47% of all under-5 deaths. COVID-19 […]

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Sep
11

Foundation for Professional Ergonomics Impact Grants

The Foundation for Professional Ergonomics (FPE) is pleased to announce the availability of the FPE Impact Grants that aim to support small projects in the quest of developing professional ergonomics around the world. The funding preference will be given, but not limited to, applicants from the developing countries (as defined by United Nations) or proposals […]

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Aug
12

IEA Webinars Available on IEA YouTube Channel

Two IEA webinars held earlier this year, one on HFE and the pandemic, the other on working from home, are available on the IEA YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe for future offerings!

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Jul
03

Deadline Extended for 2021 IEA Tsinghua and Kingfar Awards

For 2021, the deadlines for the IEA/Kingfar and IEA/Tsinghua Awards  have been extended to 31 August 2021. The IEA/Tsinghua Award for Collaborative Human Factors and Ergonomics Education for Industrially Developing Countries is given annually to honor persons (e.g., researchers, teachers) who have made significant and outstanding contributions to the success of postgraduate educational programs that […]

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