The future of office ergonomics: Standardize or optimize?

Accurately measuring workers’ comfort, output can lead to better habits
By Mark Benden

Blending technology with people in the ergonomics of tomorrow

Collaboration with machines, not competition, will boost safety, productivity
By Bobbie Watts

What the future may hold for US federal ergonomics regulations

Why job-specific rules work better than a one-size-fits-all approach
By Timothy (Tim) Pottorff

Are your work cells too big? Why smaller is usually better

Using proxemics, teamwork and space in shop design can improve production
By Quarterman Lee

Innovative solutions to overcome educational lab limitations

A student project to design an air duct simulator had many benefits
By Farman A. Moayed


Top stories in this month's news from the field

  • 'Emma' created to depict poor workplace health
  • Bug-inspired wearables being tested by Delta
  • Rest those tired peepers from screen time
  • The future of freight convoys, minus drivers
  • Seeking social justice through human factors
  • Designing robots to ease caregivers' burdens
  • Female students dominate national STEM awards
  • Expert: Exoskeletons won't make workers 'soft'
  • Book of the month: Advancing Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice through Human Systems Engineering


Performance by Kevin McManus

Getting to know yourself

Management by Paul Engle

Colocation – is it important?

Health Systems by Tarun Mohan Lal

ISEs lead shift to population health management

Innovation by Nabil Nasr

A push for plastics recycling

IISE Body of Knowledge by Sreekanth Ramakrishnan

Applying BoK to client and employee experience


This month in IISE news ...

  • Bidanda, Askin, Shirwaiker elected to IISE board
  • Ergo Cup showdown highlights AEC in Louisville
  • Expert speakers set for AI symposium in Atlanta
  • Todd heads new Health Systems board
  • Annual is a great place to make connections
  • Students take roles with societies, divisions
  • Save the date: ELSS is Oct. 12-14 in Atlanta

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