Ergonomic  Checkpoints 2nd edition

With the cooperation with IEA, the ILO has published the revised version of ” Ergonomic 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 in Agriculture

The IEA and International Labour Office (ILO) jointly published ‘Ergonomic Checkpoints in Agriculture.” This collaboration complements ILO’s efforts to establish new standards in safety and health in agriculture. Target groups 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.

7 Tips for Telework

“Seven Practical Human Factors and Ergonomics (HF/E) Tips for Teleworking/Home-learning using Tablet/Smartphone Devices,” (English version available here) originally compiled by the Japanese Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (JES), has been newly translated into a Bahasa Malaysian version by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Malaysia (HFEM). It is available for download here.

A Thai version by the Ergonomics Society of Thailand is available for download here.

A Chinese version (simplified Chinese Characters) has been translated by the Chinese Ergonomics Society. It is available for download here..

The Ergonomics Society of Taiwan had also translated the document into a version featuring traditional Chinese characters. It is available for download here.

The Japanese version, translated by the Japanese Human Factors and Ergonomics Society is available for download here.

IEA/ILO Final Document, “Principles and Guidelines for Human Factors/Ergonomics (HF/E) Design and Management of Work Systems”

IEA announces the publication of the final document on Principles and Guidelines for HF/E Design and Management of Work System, prepared by experts from IEA, its member societies, the International Labour Organization (ILO), and other partner organizations. The document can provide assistance to authorities, decision makers, employers and other stakeholders who want to ensure worker and organizational safety, health, wellbeing, and sustainability. Foundational principles and guidelines for HF/E design and management of work systems apply across all sectors and occupations and underlie the creation of decent work.

This final version is published by IEA:

Principles and Guidelines for Human Factors/Ergonomics (HF/E) Management of Work Systems


The document is also available in a Spanish version;

Principios y Directrices de EFH para el Diseño y Gestión de Sistemas de Trabajo v1

We welcome comments from all stakeholders.

Ergonomic Checkpoints in Health Care Work

“ Ergonomic Checkpoints in Health Care Work’ was created by the Human Ergology Society of Japan in collaboration with IEA.  It contains practical applications of ergonomics for health care workers in a participatory, easy-to-use checkpoints format. This participatory checkpoint strategy can improve the lives of caregivers and especially those who benefit from their work. The scientific-based ergonomic principles illustrate how ergonomics can make a difference in system effectiveness and well-being.

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.”