Executive Mid-term News

The current IEA Officers are now in the middle of their elected term and we have much to look back on and more to look forward to. The Executive (Chairs of the Standing Committees, Ad hoc members and officers) have all developed their strategic plans, initiated activities to meet them, and the first results were […]

News from the IEA officers – Update on activities

The Executive Committee of the IEA is currently busy finalising strategic plans for our three-year term from 2021 to 2024. We are using a method developed by a previous president, Yushi Fujita, and Andrew Todd, chair of Strategic Development and Implementation. We call it the P2DT, but it is a participatory planning and development tool […]

Message from IEA President Jose Orlando Gomes

On behalf of the IEA officers and the Executive Committee, I would like to express thanks for the enormous effort, dedication, and resilience of all IEA members, federated and affiliated societies and their members, and regional networks, all of which were able to face the challenges brought by the pandemic in continuing the operation of […]

Message from the new IEA executive officers: José Orlando Gomes, Maggie Graf, and Thomas Alexander

    The new IEA executive committee is now confirmed and already starting to take over the work from the previous committee. In the past two months weekly online meetings have been held to decide on the standing committee chairs and the IEA strategy for the next three years. The emphasis has been on keeping […]

Message from IEA Immediate Past President

Notes on the Pandemic Kathleen Mosier, IEA Immediate Past President This has been an extraordinary time to serve as IEA President. The role of human factors and ergonomics has never been more essential than it is today, as highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic. I am pleased and honored to report that members of IEA–the Executive […]

IEA Webinar: Preparedness and Pandemic

IEA will offer a free 90-minute webinar, “Preparedness and Pandemic: The role of human factors and ergonomics in responding to the Covid 19 healthcare emergency” on 4 March 2020 at 1730 UTC. Human factors and ergonomics (HF/E) specialists have supported healthcare organizations in responding to the Covid 19 emergency in many ways. In particular, they have applied […]

Message from Executive Committee – December 2020

 Holiday Wishes from the IEA Executive Committee It is almost time to say good-bye to 2020, a year of unexpected challenges and turmoil across the globe. No one anticipated the disruption we experienced from a virus that turned into a pandemic. IEA responded to COVID-19 constraints by shifting to remote operations and conducting the first […]

Message from the EC – 30 June 2020

Dear Members of the Global IEA Human Factors and Ergonomics Community, Greetings from IEA in this year of unexpected events and challenges.  The IEA Officers and Executive Committee Members hope that you, your families, and your members are staying safe and healthy. The IEA Member Societies met the challenges of 2020 and responded with courage […]

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 […]

Message from the Executive Committee January 2019

Date:Jan 2019 Dear Presidents and Members of the IEA Federated/ Affiliated societies and Networks, We feel very fortunate and honored to work with you all. This year has been very fruitful and full of achievements for our IEA community. Among the other initiatives and projects: 1) The realization of our Triennal Congress IEA2018 with the […]

Report on IEA Representation and Outreach – Havana, Cuba, November 25– 30, 2018

Date:Dec 2018 A delegation of officers José Orlando Gomes, Kathleen Mosier, and Yushi Fujita conducted the first official IEA visit to Cuba to participate in the XIX CUJAE Engineering & Architecture Congress organized by the Technological University of Havana. Our immediate aim was to support the Cuban Ergonomics Society in their education, research, and industry […]

Message from the Executive Committee September 2018

Date:Sep 2018 This is the first newsletter from the 20th IEA Executive. It is a great privilege and honor to serve the members of IEA. New officers elected at the Council meeting in Florence (24-25 August, 2018) are: President – Kathleen Mosier (USA) Vice President and Secretary General – Sara Albolino (Italy) Vice President and […]

Message from the Executive Committee September 2018

Date:Sep 2018 This is the first newsletter from the 20th IEA Executive. It is a great privilege and honor to serve the members of IEA. New officers elected at the Council meeting in Florence (24-25 August, 2018) are: President – Kathleen Mosier (USA) Vice President and Secretary General – Sara Albolino (Italy) Vice President and […]

Greetings from Italy!

Date:Jan 2018 Greetings from Italy! Planning for the IEA 2018 event is in full swing! Clear your diaries, book your seats and reserve the date! We hit over 2000 pre-registrations and nearly 1500 abstract submissions!! We are looking forward to welcoming ergonomists from near and far in Florence, Italy, from 26 to 31 August 2018! […]

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://m4v.211.myftpupload.com/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” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]