Practice Specialties - Ergonomics


The Ergonomics Practice Specialty serves as a resource of technical information and program management practices on occupational ergonomics. Ergonomics is “The science of fitting workplace conditions and job demands to the capabilities of the working population. Ergonomics is an approach or solutions to deal with a number of problems – among them are work-related musculoskeletal disorders.” (NIOSH, 1997). The Practice also provides members opportunities to network, and share best practices.


The Ergonomics Practice Specialty is sponsoring several sessions at Safety 2017. Click here to see the complete list. Be sure to put them on your calendar.

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Integrating Risk Management & Prevention Through Design Standards
The standard, “ANSI/ASSE/ISO 31000 (Z690.2-2011) Risk Management— Principles and Guidelines,” can be applied to an entire organization, as well as to specific processes, activities or projects. OSH professionals can play a significant role in product development.


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Administrator: Walt Rostykus
Assistant Administrator: Jessica Ellison
Content Coordinator: Surahbi Kadam
Secretary: Jessica Ellison
Membership Chair: Elsie Condie
Awards & Honors Chair: Jeremy Harris
Professional Development Chair: Winnie Ip
Body of Knowledge Chair: Cathy White
Website/Social Media Chair: Rachel Michael
Technical Question Coordinator: Jessica Ellison
Special Projects- Ergonomics Competency: David Brodie

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