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.



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.


Brazilian Association of Consulting Companies in Health and Safety at Work - ABRESST

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.


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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.


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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.


Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health

The Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health was established at Laurentian University to provide a formalized structure for industry, safe workplace associations, labour groups, government organizations and researchers to share workplace injury and disease problems and to strategize solutions using a field-to-lab-to-field research approach.


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Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors (UK)

The CIEHF is a professional member organization for ergonomists and human factors specialists, uniquely providing a route to Chartership. We accredit education and training courses and recognize quality ergonomics services. Our activities raise awareness about the broad scope and positive impact of the discipline in all aspects of life and work.

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.


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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  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.


HumanFactors and Ergonomics Society Malaysia (HFEM)

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Malaysia (HFEM) is an interdisciplinary non-profit organization comprising of professionals from the human factors, ergonomics and human-computer interaction (HCI) fields. It was founded on 5 June 2010 where it promotes the sharing and application of knowledge concerning the characteristics of humans that are applicable to the design of products, systems and services. The Society encourages the education and training of members entering the human factors and HCI profession. As in 7th year of registered society comprises of more than 200 registered members, this society is currently being led by Prof. Dr. Shamsul Bahri Md Tamrin.


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.


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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)."


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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.


Latvia 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.


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

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Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (Pontifical Catholic University of Parana)

PUCPR is a Catholic University situated in southern Brazil, with campuses in the cities of Curitiba, Londrina, Maringá and Toledo. With more than 60 undergraduate courses and 16 graduate programs, PUCPR promotes education with outstanding excellence in teaching, research, extension and strong social vocation. Guided by ethical, Christian and Marist principles, PUCPR seeks to promote regional development and social inclusion, focusing on six strategic areas: Biotechnology, Cities, Human Rights, Energy, Health, and Information and Communication Technology.


The Portuguese Ergonomics Association (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.


Portuguese Society of Occupational Safety and Hygiene (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.

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The Inter-Regional (Russian) Ergonomics Association (IREA) is a nonprofit public organization established in 1986 and targeted at facilitation of communication and collaboration between all specialists in ergonomics and human factors working in different regions of Russia.

Asociacion Española de Ergonomia (AEE)/Spanish Ergonomics
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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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