Alliance Partners and Collaborators

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).


  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.

Texas A&M University Ergonomics Center

The Texas A&M ErgoCenter will be expanding its reach at AEC. We’ll showcase opportunities in the areas of consulting, education and research. We’ll discuss recent findings and projects and talk with booth goers as to how we may be able to help them improve worker safety and health.


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


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.


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The Hong Kong Ergonomics Society, a Federated Society of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA), is a professional society founded in 2001. The mission of the Society is to promote and advance the science and practice of human factors and ergonomics locally and globally, by stimulating the application, research, and education in the discipline for the benefit of the public. 


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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, 13 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.


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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.


Polish Ergonomics Society (PES)

The Polish Ergonomics Society (PES) 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.



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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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The Portuguese Society of Occupational Safety and Hygiene (SPOSHO, www.sposho.pt) is a nonprofit association, created in 2004, having as 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 has, currently, 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.


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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.


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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).

 

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