The future of office ergonomics: Standardize or optimize?

New methods to evaluate and spur office workers toward healthier behaviors can improve productivity and longevity. Read this cover story from the March 2020 issue of ISE magazine. 

AES and UL team up for specialist certificate

Ergo leaders can't be everywhere, but through this five-session, online suite, their expertise can. Click on the image above to learn more about this new program.

AEC Free Webinar Series

The Applied Ergonomics Conference Committee hosts a series of free webinars to showcase the valuable content at AEC. Check out the upcoming schedule and past recordings.


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Applied Ergonomics Conference 2020 Has Been Postponed

After careful consideration regarding the continuing developments surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) as well as the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring the virus a "pandemic" during a news conference in Geneva March 11, the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE) conference management team is postponing the Applied Ergonomics Conference (AEC) to a later date in 2020. The AEC was scheduled for March 16-19 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

As you know, IISE has been closely monitoring the situation related to the coronavirus with the health and safety of attendees as the priority. As previously communicated and listed on the Applied Ergonomics Conference website, AEC participants have been urged to follow the developing situation and updated advice by accessing reliable sources such as the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In addition, several measures were planned on-site at the Kentucky International Convention Center during AEC consistent with the CDC and WHO guidelines, such as "distributing bottles of alcohol-based hand sanitizer to all attendees," etc.

However, postponement of AEC 2020 was unavoidable as the event could not proceed as scheduled due to forces beyond anyone's control.

The IISE conference management team is working to secure dates to reschedule the show at the same venue in Louisville later in 2020. The new dates for the event will be announced as soon as possible. Please be assured that IISE will continue to keep its AEC registrants informed of details related to postponement and rescheduling. Your conference registration fee will be applied toward the rescheduled AEC conference. In the meantime, please take the necessary steps to change your hotel and travel plans for AEC at its previously scheduled date of March 16-19, 2020.

The AEC staff and volunteers truly appreciate your support, patience and cooperation as we continue to work through this challenging situation. Look for updates on AEC 2020 at

About AES

AES, the Applied Ergonomics Society, 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. AES supports the Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference and Expo, a conference where attendees gather from around the world to share best practices with other professionals in ergonomics, healthcare, safety, human resources and risk management.

To provide knowledge, training, and networking opportunities to enhance the skills and effectiveness of the ergonomics professional.

To be the first choice for individuals who seek information to advance, promote and unite the ergonomics profession globally and one of the leading professional ergonomics organizations in the world. AES is a society within IISE, an international, nonprofit association that provides leadership for the application, education, training, research, and development of industrial engineers, human factors/ergonomics professionals, healthcare providers and related professions.