The Foundation for Professional Ergonomics works with several other organizations to promote professionalism in Human Factors/Ergonomics practice worldwide.
Ergonomics Toolkit: FPE and the Ergonomics Committee of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) are in the final stages of updating their Ergonomic Assessment Toolkit with assistance from the NIOSH NORA Musculoskeletal Health Council. The Toolkit is an online guide to 25 free tools that can help practitioners assess the risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders. FPE and its international representatives have been assisting with translating the Toolkit into multiple languages. It is currently being translated into Spanish, Arabic, and Hindi. Mandarin is planned as the next translation. The update and initial translations will be shared on multiple different websites (AIHA, NIOSH, FPE, HFES, IEA etc.) for ease of access by users.
The Ergonomic Assessment Toolkit is expected to be a valuable ergonomics resource for professionals in the US and other English-speaking nations. Making it readily accessible to practitioners in other countries will promote its usage as an authoritative ergonomics resource worldwide. This toolkit project will also serve as a model for easy access to other HFE standards of care in, for example, the cognitive and organizational domains.
FPE works closely with the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) and the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE), which allows us to coordinate and collaborate on such projects of mutual interest and value.
These projects were made possible through contributions by HF/E professionals who provided their time, expertise, and financial donations. If you would like to support these or other FPE projects, visit www.ergofoundation.org
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