Ergonomics and Human Factors in the Informal Work Sector

IEA Webinar on 18 July 2024 at 13:00 UTC

This webinar by the IEA Technical Committee on Informal Work will be an introduction to the topic of informal work followed by researchers from around the world sharing ergonomics-related perspectives, case examples, and challenges arising in the informal sector.

Organiser: Clive D’Souza, University of Pittsburgh, IEA Informal Work Technical Committee Chair


  • Introduction to the Informal Work TC and presenters – Clive D’Souza (U of Pittsburgh)
  • IEA’s Perspective on Informal Work – Dr. Maggie Graf, IEA VP & Secretary General
  • Ergonomics and Informal E-Waste Processing in Ghana – Drs. Augustine Acquah (U of Ghana) & Bernard Martin (U of Michigan)
  • Ergonomics in Informal Work in India – Somnath Gangopadhyay (University of Calcutta, and Chair, ICOH Scientific Committee for Small-Scale Enterprises and the Informal Sector)
  • Ergonomics and Informal Sector in New York City – Dr. Acran Salmen-Navarro (New York U, and Chair, ICOH Scientific Committee for OH for Health Workers)
  • Ergonomics in Informal Work in Brazil – Dr. Paulo Antonio Barros Oliveira (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul)

Zoom Registration:

Registration is free to all interested people, but it is necessary to register to attend. The webinar will be recorded and published on YouTube. Attendance permits live interaction with the presenters via Q&A.