Ergonomics Checkpoints 2nd edition

With the cooperation with IEA, the ILO has published the revised version of ” Ergonomics Checkpoints”. The original version of the checkpoints was publish in 1996 and has been a popular training and practicing material worldwide since than. The checkpoints aim at reducing work-related accidents and diseases and improving safety, health and working conditions. The new edition manual book present 132 realistic and flexible solutions to ergonomics problems which are designed to a whole range of workplace situation. More full-colors illustrations and more practical tools (including checklist template and action indication) are provided.

“Ergonomic checkpoints: Practical and easy-to-implements solutions for improving safety, health and working conditions. Second edition”

ISBN: 978-92-2-122666-6, ILO: Geneva, 2010

Future of Ergonomics

The Future of Ergonomics panel final report that serves as the basis for IEA policy and actions.

A version of the report was published in Ergonomics.

Requests for a hardcopy of the article can also be forwarded to the first author (

Ergonomic Checkpoints for Agriculture

The IEA and ILO have reached an agreement in principle to develop and publish the next book ‘Ergonomics Checkpoints for Agriculture’. Dr. Kazu Kogi (Japan) has invited potential authors to contribute to this project, being developed by IEA and the International Labour Office (ILO) through its Occupational Safety and Health Branch. This collaboration reflects the urgent need for ergonomic guideliness in agriculture and would complement ILO’s efforts to establish new standards in safety and health in agriculture.
The target groups will include agricultural workers, farmers, farm managers, extension workers and trainers, tool and machine designers, occupational safety and health personnel and others concerned with ergonomic aspects of agriculture.

EQUID Design Process Guidelines, Version 2.0.

The EQUID Technical Committee (Ergonomic Quality in Design) of IEA created a document containing requirements for ergonomic quality management in the design process for products and services. This document has been reviewed by the IEA Federated Societies and iteratively revised, resulting in the current Version 2.0. It was developed to provide guidance on the term “Ergonomically Designed Product.” To legitimately use this description, the product shall have been developed using a process that incorporates ergonomics principles during the design process. This is referred in this document as the “EQUID Design Process.”