Conference Sponsors

Listed on this page are sponsors, alliance partners and media patrons. All help promote the conference to broaden the scope of attendees, adding richness to the entire conference.

Sponsorship of the Applied Ergonomics Conference and Expo provides your company with an opportunity to increase brand awareness and get in front of major decision makers. Check out the many sponsorship opportunities.

Then email IISE Business Development or call (770) 349-1109 to find out how you can be a sponsor. Note: Sponsorship signage is included at all sponsored venues and in conference promotional material.

Sponsors

BodyBilt by ErgoGenesis

BodyBilt ergonomic seating and accessories by ErgoGenesis, is dedicated to building ergonomic workplace solutions that provide comfort resulting in increased productivity. The company's national sales force markets BodyBilt products to companies of all sizes, government entities, educational institutions, healthcare facilities, emergency call centers and individuals throughout the U.S.



CNA

Since 1897, CNA has been providing outstanding service and an ongoing commitment to building long-term relationships, earning us a reputation for being a carrier that inspires trust. At CNA, we take pride in our ability to offer innovative products and services that meet the evolving needs of our customers and business partners alike.

As the seventh largest U.S. commercial insurer and the 13th largest U.S. property & casualty insurer, we provide insurance protection to more than one million businesses and professionals in the U.S. and internationally. We understand the importance of being where our customers are. Headquartered in Chicago, CNA has offices throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. In these locations, we work with highly professional independent agents and brokers to ensure our customers receive the personal service and attention they look for in a carrier.



The Ergonomics Center of North Carolina

The Ergonomics Center of North Carolina is a membership-based organization housed in the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University. The Center’s highly experienced, board-certified ergonomists provide the highest quality ergonomics consulting, training programs and research for companies throughout the world. Our services include onsite training, job and task analysis, program development, engineering design guidelines, and cost-saving solutions for both industrial and office ergonomics.



GOErgo





GOErgo®, the Global Association of Ergonomics, is a worldwide resource for the ergonomics profession dedicated solely to the support of the profession and individuals involved with improving workplace performance, quality, sustainability and employee availability.




Humantech

For nearly 40 years, global companies have relied on Humantech for workplace improvements. By combining experienced, board-certified ergonomists with our proprietary assessment tools and comprehensive software, we deliver integrated solutions that impact safety, quality, and productivity. At Humantech, we help companies do ergonomics right.



Liberty Mutual Insurance

Since 1912, Liberty Mutual has provided broad, useful and competitively priced insurance products and services to meet the ever-changing needs of its customers.

Today, with revenue exceeding $31 billion and operations in 24 countries, Liberty Mutual is known worldwide for its in-depth expertise, financial strength and dedication to acting responsibly. Now ranked 71 on the Fortune 500 list of largest U.S. corporations, and the fifth-largest property and casualty insurance company in the United States, Liberty Mutual has earned A.M. Best Co. 'A' (Excellent) rating.



Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Educating the nation's best and brightest for over 75 years, the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at NC State University is dedicated to the multidisciplinary excellence industry and academia demand, has a history of outstanding alumni and faculty and is engaged in research of global importance.



Alliance Partners

Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics









Established in 1990 as an independent nonprofit organization, the BCPE is the certifying body for individuals whose education and experience indicate broad expertise in the practice of human factors/ergonomics. To date, more than 1,500 professionals have successfully met BCPE’s certification criteria and been awarded one of the following distinguished credentials: Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE), Certified Human Factors Professional (CHFP), Certified User Experience Professional (CUXP), Associate Ergonomics Professional (AEP), Associate Human Factors Professional (AHFP), Associate User Experience Professional (AUXP) or Certified Ergonomics Associate (CEA).


 

Industrial Hygiene News

Industrial Hygiene News is a leading industry magazine that is free to qualified safety professionals which features products and services that help keep employees safe and their organization OSHA compliant. IHN informs and educates occupational safety and health professionals dealing with workplace safety, emergency response, indoor air quality as well as ergonomic issues.


OSHA

OSHA personnel are available to discuss ongoing initiatives supporting OSHA’s mission to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, providing training, outreach, and compliance assistance. Working together with you for Healthier Workers, Safer Workplaces, and a Stronger America.



The Ohio State University

SRI-Ergonomics, part of OSU's Spine Research Institute, offers a wide range of ergonomics technical support services to companies and organizations nationwide. These include quantitative evaluations of work activities, training courses by our ergonomics experts (at the University and onsite), and applied research on many ergonomics issues of concern to practitioners.



University of Michigan Center for Ergonomics


Ergonomic job analysis and design software developed by the University of Michigan Center for Ergonomics will be explained and demonstrated. Information will be available about continuing education and academic training opportunities in ergonomics and other occupational health and safety sciences.


International Alliance Partners

ABRAFIT - The Brazilian Occupational Physical Therapy Association
ABRAFIT - The Brazilian Occupational Physical Therapy Association is a nonprofit organization affiliated with COFFITO (Brazilian Federal Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy) by RESOLUTION no. 360, of December 18th, 2008, representing the professional specialty in Occupational Physical Therapy.  

During the Brazilian Occupational Physical Therapy Conference (FISIOTRAB) in 2006 with the support from COFFITO two organizations (SOBRAFIT and ANAFIT) merged to create ABRAFIT – Brazilian Occupational Physical Therapy Association.



Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics (ACPOHE)

The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics (ACPOHE) is a Professional Network of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Registered members of ACPOHE are physiotherapists who have demonstrated specialist competency in the fields of occupational health or ergonomics.  

Simply we are Physio’s for Work and Health. We work to improve the health and wellbeing of workers so that they can do their jobs efficiently and effectively. We improve work design through ergonomics, to make work tasks comfortable and safe.   

ACPOHE members work in diverse settings, including Manufacturing, NHS, Service Industries, Offices, Retail, Healthcare, Ergonomics Consultancies, Public Sector and Private Practice.   They improve the safety, comfort and performance of the working population to reduce accidents and sickness absence, improve productivity and performance.  There are significant benefits to both employers and employees.

 

Brazilian Association of Consulting Companies in Health and Safety at Work

 
Brazilian Association of Consulting Companies in Health and Safety at Work - ABRESST is a civil, professional and nonprofitable organization, founded on December 11, 1998, with the objective of gathering and representing companies that provide services in the area of Health and Safety at work.

ABRESST incorporates consulting companies in the areas of Health and Safety at work and shows to society the effort that our associates have done to improve the quality of life of Brazilian workers.

Gathering all the businesses area in health and safety at work and creating standards and methods of qualification of the services category, ABRESST legally defends the interests of its members, representing them with great commitment and dedication, in order to strength our business activities.

Covering the whole national territory, ABRESST won the confidence of companies in the sector through their work, promoting lectures and conferences, editing informational and technical publications, creating partnerships and seeking solutions to the problems that affect the category.


 Brazilian Human Resources Association, Parana Section

The Brazilian Human Resources Association, Parana Section (ABRH-PR) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1966 and it is based in Curitiba, PR, Brazil. It is a reference when it comes to management and development of people and organizations. Our main goal is to contribute to the development of organizations that are more productive and aware of their socioeconomic role. 

Headquartered at NEX Coworking - Rua Francisco Rocha, 198, ABRH-PR has local operations and is affiliated with ABRH-Brazil, the national association with 22 sections based in the most important regions of the country. 

The ABRH-PR management team for the 2016-2018 term continues to support the association’s goals, helping to develop leaderships that can make a difference, as we understand that leadership teams that receive appropriate training with improvement and development of their skills can help their organizations to achieve better results, therefore being more successful. 

Our association has a fundamental role, as it is a reference when it comes to people management and we are very proud of our achievements over the past 50 years.  We aim at identifying the best people management solutions we can offer to our members, companies, and the community.


British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF)

Established in 1994, the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) is the UK’s leading trade body for the safety industry.

The Federation represents manufacturers and distributors of safety, health and environmental products; training companies; safety and environmental consultancies; together with accreditation and inspection houses, publishers and risk management consultancies.It is a Health and Safety Executive-recognised competent authority and the lead trade body for the PPE Regulations, as designated by the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

As a membership organisation, the Federation is clearly focused to bring benefits to its members, something which its core values and mission statement reflect. Its core values – influential, knowledgeable, beneficial and supportive – drive the BSIF's everyday aims, to support and represent suppliers of safety products and services across all aspects of safety legislation, standards making and major occupational safety issues.


Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors

The Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors is a professional organization in the United Kingdom for ergonomists and human factors practitioners.  

It is dedicated to providing information and services to the public and support to its members. Our principal role is to foster the evolution of ergonomics and in so doing to uphold standards of competence within the discipline. For more details, please visit our website.


Croatian Ergonomics Society

The Croatian Ergonomics Society was established 39 years ago, on 20th May 1974. Over this period the Society mission was to disseminate and exchange ergonomics advances on theoretical, generic and applied areas of ergonomics. The Croatian Ergonomics Society is interconnected with societies, partners and organizations in the field of ergonomics worldwide to sustain scientific and professional level, as well as to promote the implementation of the ergonomics contributions overall.


The Ergo Center of Brazil

The Ergo Center of Brazil focuses on health promotion and ergonomic work analysis. The company's vision is to be the regional excellence reference in the development of ergonomic work environments by using technology, quality, and the combination of human and physical factors.

Our mission is to provide work environments that have a positive influence on employees' motivation, satisfaction and performance through creative working methods and health and safety guidelines thus ensuring the healthy growth of the organizations.

We help companies to comply with the Brazilian Regulations on Ergonomics (NR-17) and other key factors like prevention of musculoskeletal disorders and work injuries; improvement of safety, health, quality, and productivity; and management of absenteeism.


Ergonomics Society of South Africa

The Ergonomics Society of South Africa (ESSA) is a federated member of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA). As a society, ESSA, aims to promote an awareness of ergonomics in South Africa and both the health and safety and productivity benefits that can be derived from the implementation of sound ergonomics principles.



Federation of the European Ergonomics Societies

FEES is the Federation of the European Ergonomics Societies. Its mission is to enhance the recognition of ergonomics contributing to economic development, to quality of life, to health and safety at work, and to social progress in European Countries.

FEES has initiated various activities, such as:

  • Establishing a European Task Force (EUTF), to promote ergonomics/human factors at the EU-organization and its related bodies.
  • The dissemination of information about various facilities by the European Union for the FEES-members.
  • The preparation of this website, which is managed by a special working group, to facilitate cooperation and information-exchange between members and to communicate externally.
  • The organization of FEES-sessions on actual European topics at the annual national conferences in the various countries.
  • Promoting European wide activities related with education, certification and accreditation in cooperation with the Centre for Registration of European Ergonomists (CREE).
  • The preparation and publication of promotional material, via the Communication and Promotion Committee.


Hong Kong Ergonomics Society (HKES)

The Hong Kong Ergonomics Society (HKES) was established in 2001. The HKES is set out to advance the science of Ergonomics by:

  • Stimulating ergonomics research and its application in Hong Kong;
  • Promoting ergonomics education through seminars and workshops and;
  • Representing the professional interests of its members.


IEDUV

The IEDUV - Master's Degree in Management Courses and an evolution of Crefit which was created in 2001 in order to provide services within the area of physiotherapy, particularly of Physiotherapy Labor. Realizing a need for vertical growth within the education in science and technology, the added IEDUV professionals from other fields of knowledge to prospect an innovation of the teaching-learning process, providing a concrete professional growth coupled with a concern with the development of building of our country. With technological innovation to classroom teaching and distance, combined with a faculty comprised of teachers, doctors and committed to learning and solving the problems and anxieties of the students for the pursuit of differential labor market experts.

MISSION: Taking the differentiated and updated technical and scientific knowledge to society, always encouraging ethical principles, technological processes and scientific developments of our country and the world. With these precepts, we seek to create, enhance and specialize professionals in all areas of knowledge with critical and differentiated vision to conquer the job market, to corroborate with the vertical growth of the whole society and our country.

VISION:To be a reference in teaching and service within ethical principles and advanced technology of our country and the world.


imk automotive

imk automotive is a company that was founded in 2002 and that is one of the leading Engineering Consulting firms in Germany. We provide First-class Engineering Consulting Services for manufacturing and supply industries with specific focus on the automotive sector. Among our valued customers are some of the largest premium automotive OEMs, such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Volkswagen. imk's main expertise is in the field of Digital Production Planning, Industrial Engineering, Production Process Optimization, and Ergonomic Workplace Design. We use innovative methods such as 3D-simulation of human work activities and our own software product, the "human work planning application software (ema)."


Indian Society of Ergonomics

The Indian Society of Ergonomics was established in 1983 and is the only professional body representing ergonomics / human factors professionals in India. It is affiliated to the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) and nominates members to its committees. So far, thirteen international conferences have been organized by the Indian Society of Ergonomics with full proceedings published. The Society publishes a quarterly newsletter. Members of the Indian Society of Ergonomics belong to a wide variety of fields, including physiology, psychology, home science, industrial design, product design, occupational health, industrial safety, and engineering, reflecting the multi-disciplinary nature of the subject.


Latvian Ergonomics Society (LES) The Latvian Ergonomics Society (LES) promotes ergonomics scientific and practical development as well as understanding among societies about ergonomics essence in human life and work quality. LES promotes science-based practical and businesslike research projects in ergonomics and joined fields (in workload ergonomics, cognitive ergonomics, organizations and design ergonomics) in Latvia.


Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of the Philippines

The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of the Philippines is an organization dedicated to promote the professional practice of human factors and ergonomics in the Philippines. The organization's mission is to encourage education and training in the field of ergonomics and to promote cooperation among organizations with interest in ergonomics and human factors.


Polish Ergonomics Society

The Polish Ergonomics Society was founded on May 16, 1977, as an initiative of 214 charter members specializing in various fields of knowledge. It currently consists of 14 field branches, and is a member of IAE.

PES is an interdisciplinary scientific society working for the development and popularization of ergonomics in Poland. It is the most recognized ergonomics organization in Poland.

The goals of PES include, above all:

  • Inspiring and supporting scientific, inventive and implementation works etc. in the field of Ergonomics
  • Helping to implement science of ergonomics into everyday economic and social life practice
  • Inspiring and supporting education in the field of Ergonomics
  • Popularizing ergonomics awareness and knowledge in the society
  • Cooperating with foreign and international organizations aiming at bilateral experience exchange and presentation of Polish ergonomics achievements abroad
  • Organizing scientific sessions, conferences, symposia, seminars
  • Initiating press publications, radio and TV coverage for ergonomics issues
  • Publishing

PES intentions:

  • Integration of PES society
  • Closer cooperation of PES with foreign institutions
  • Evaluation of everyday use products by PES
  • Establishment of Ergonomics as scientific discipline
  • Establishment of Ergonomics as an academic faculty
  • Certification of Euro Ergonomists

APERGO

The Portuguese Ergonomics Association (APERGO) mission is to promote the practice and research of ergonomics and to foster member's professional growth. It was established in 1992 and has 67 members. It argues for the use of ergonomics in order to design usable and efficient products and interactive systems, to ensure occupational safety and health and to optimize overall system reliability and performance.

Asociacion Española de Ergonomia (AEE)/Spanish Ergonomics Society

The Asociacion Española de Ergonomia (AEE)/Spanish Ergonomics Society is a scientific-technical society of professionals established in 1989 by the ergonomics precursors from industry, universities and the Mutual Insurance Societies for Occupational Accidents and Diseases. Since then, part of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA). In Spain there since 1997 a legal framework that includes the training program and the recognition of our discipline from the Labour and Educational Authorities (ROYAL DECREE 39/1997 of 17th January, by virtue of which the Regulations for Prevention services are approved).


SPOSHO

The Portuguese Society of Occupational Safety and Hygiene (SPOSHO), is a nonprofit association created in 2004. It's main objectives:

  • To promote a forum for discussion of different domains of Occupational Safety and Hygiene;
  • To provide the means for the development of educational and information campaigns;
  • To constitute a space of defence of common interests of practitioners, who carry out their professional activity in this area, supporting initiatives that, at national and international level, defend those interests;
  • To establish relations with similar scientific societies, both at national and international level.

The SPOSHO is headquartered in the pole of Guimarães of the University of Minho, Portugal, and currently has about 350 members, mostly individual members.

It integrates the European Network of Safety and Health Professional Organisations (ENSHPO, www.enshpo.eu) together with related organisations from 20 European countries.


The Ergonomics Society of Thailand (EST)

The Ergonomics Society of Thailand (EST) was established in 2001 and registered as a nonprofit organization. The society was started up by 9 persons interested in ergonomics. They would like to promote ergonomics knowledge to others around the country. The main objective of the society is to increase quality of life and human well-being. We now succeed more than 50 training courses in different companies. We currently have the national ergonomics network consisting of 15 universities, a public organization and a government organization working together.

2018AEC_WSHLogoThe WSH (Workplace Safety and Health Institute) Institute was first mooted as part of the WSH 2018 strategy to put Singapore’s WSH performance on par with leading countries in this area. Envisioned as a key initiative to build strong capabilities in Singapore, the Institute’s work will help deepen stakeholders’ understanding of how current and emerging work environments, work processes and workers’ behavior shape WSH, and use such knowledge to develop solutions and improve WSH practices.


 

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