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.



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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.



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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

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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

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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.



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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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.


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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.


 

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