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Get Involved with the Ergonomics Practice Specialty

Annual Professional Development Conference (PDC) Activities
Professional development is an important way for members to get involved with the Ergonomics Practice Specialty. No prior experience is required. The following opportunities are available:

PDC Assistance
If you plan to attend the PDC in June, then be sure to support the Ergonomics Practice Specialty. These projects require very little time, and they are a great way for you to meet other members.

Advisory Committee Meeting
Meet the Advisory Committee and participate in discussions of current Practice Specialty activities. Contact the Administrator for the time and location of our next meeting.

Submit a Recommendation for a PDC Presentation Topic
The process for preparing top-notch PDC presentations begins nearly two years in advance. Our Practice Specialty continues to provide quality presentations at each PDC. We welcome and support presentation ideas from our members. We also will provide support for those who wish to present at a future PDC. To submit a presentation topic, contact the Chair.

Moderate a Session Presentation Sponsored by the Practice Specialty
Support presentations at the PDC by offering to moderate a session. Those who volunteer will receive information on their role at the PDC. The moderator will ensure that the speaker is ready to present, provide a brief introduction (provided by ASSE), gather presentation evaluations and present a token of appreciation to the presenter on behalf of ASSE. Contact the Administrator for more information.

Submit a Newsletter Article
All members are encouraged to write for our newsletter. The newsletter editor gives careful consideration to all submissions. Do not worry if you have never written an article before—you must start somewhere, and we are here to help you get published. Now is the opportunity to share your knowledge with other SH&E professionals. For more information, contact the Administrator.

Submit an Article to Professional Safety
The Practice Specialty can help you submit an article to Professional Safety. We can provide access to other published authors who can assist you and provide insightful review. For more information, contact the Administrator.

Join the Advisory Committee
The Advisory Committee meets quarterly to discuss goal setting, assign responsibilities and approve actions to be taken. Current projects include the ongoing development of the Body of Knowledge, website expansion, newsletter content development and outreach to other professional associations and organizations. For more information, contact the Administrator.

Join an Administrative Committee
Several committees provide valuable services each year. Why not donate some of your time to assist current volunteers in the administration of the Ergonomics Practice Specialty? Committees in need of volunteers include:

Awards & Honors—Assist in the selection of those dedicated volunteers who deserve recognition for their outstanding efforts.

Membership—Help the Practice Specialty grow by promoting membership and assisting in marketing efforts.

Nominations—Support the Ergonomics Practice Specialty’s future by assisting with nominations for new Chair, Vice Chair and Newsletter Editor.

Website—Participate in the continuing growth and enhancement of our Practice Specialty website.

To join an administrative committee, contact the Administrator.

Body of Knowledge
ASSE has developed a core Body of Knowledge (BoK) for SH&E professionals. Our Practice Specialty has a strategic goal of developing a BoK for those professionals who have responsibilities in our Practice Specialty’s area of expertise. We are in the process of convening a BoK Taskforce to prepare core reference materials for inclusion in the ASSE BoK list. Those Practice Specialty members who would like to participate in our BoK committee should contact the Administrator.


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