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IEA Invites Applications for the IEA/Liberty Mutual Medal Through this prestigious medal, the IEA seeks to recognize outstanding original research leading to the reduction or mitigation of work-related injuries. The main criteria include significant advancement of theory and understanding, innovation and development of new directions or approaches. The award recipient will receive a monetary award of $10,000. The monetary award is inclusive of funding for recipients to present their research in a special IEA/Liberty Mutual Lecture at the next IEA Triennial Congress. Applicants need not belong to the IEA or any of its constituent groups. Relevant disciplines ...
Submission Deadline Extended to March 18, 2019 We are pleased to provide two additional weeks for you to submit a proposal in consideration of presentation at the 63rd International Meeting.     Important details about submitting a proposal may be found in the  Call for Proposals .  Go directly to the submission site here:   Submission Site ​ Proposals for lectures, invited symposia, discussion panels, posters, debates, demonstrations, alternative-format sessions, and workshops are due by 6:00 p.m. EST on Monday, March 18, 2019. Decisions on proposal submissions will be sent at the end of April, and final proceedings papers are due June 17, 2019. New ...
By G. M. Hancock As part of their on-going efforts to promote leadership among future service officers across different fields, and particularly within HFES national, the HFES Leadership Development Committee continues to endorse and encourage the Emerging Leaders Program. As part of this professional development opportunity, selected individuals will be able to interact with Executive Council members over the course of the mid-year and annual meetings. This program therefore provides valuable insight into the vision, structure, and formal workings of service positions within the wider organization. Two emerging leaders were selected to take part in the program ...
The Council of Technical Groups will again offer opportunities for students to apply for funding to assist them in attending the 2019 Annual Meeting. Applications for both awards are due  May 15, 2019. The  Council of Technical Groups Travel Award for First Year Graduate Students  provides $599 for graduate students who are in the first year of their academic program (entered the program no earlier than Fall of 2018). Students must be members of HFES at the time of application. Applicants who submit completed applications will be selected through a process that first randomizes across program/departments (to maximize distribution of awards across programs) ...
Call for Papers for   Human Factors   Special Issue on User Centered Design for Exoskeleton & Exosuit Usage Special Issue Guest Editors Christopher Reid, Kermit Davis, David Rempel, and Delia Treaster, invite submissions for an upcoming special issue of   Human Factors   on   User Centered Design for Exoskeleton and Exosuit Usage . The aim of this special issue is to promote awareness and visibility of research related to important human factors, ergonomics, and safety issues around the design of these systems for their human users. Exoskeletons and exosuits are a class of wearable technology that are becoming more mainstream in accessibility ...
The Computer Systems Technical Group (CSTG) of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society works to ensure that all users of computer systems are able to accomplish their goals while enjoying a satisfying experience. Our professionals and academicians are human-computer interaction experts involved in research, education, consulting, and product design and evaluation. CSTG membership created an Annual Best Paper Award (the Marc Resnick Best Paper Award) to be given to the best Computer Systems Technical Group submission at the 2019 HFES Annual meeting . The Marc Resnick Best Paper Award is presented to authors whose work represents groundbreaking work in the ...
NIOSH Musculoskeletal Health Program Webinar Please join us for a presentation by: Christopher R. Reid, PhD Human Factors & Ergonomics Associate Technical Fellow Boeing’s Environment Health & Safety Organization Charleston, SC   “Crawl, Walk, Run, Fly: Incremental Returns on Investment (ROI) for Boeing Industrial Exoskeletons”   March 4, 2019  |  10:00 - 11:00 a.m. EDT   Webinar presented through Adobe Connect.  Please register using the link below: https://niosh-connect.adobeconnect.com/flyexo/event/registration.html Exoskeleton technology is beginning to inch its way forward into the industrial workforce as noted ...
Meet the 2019 Health Care Symposium Keynote Speaker : Richard Cook is a physician, researcher, and educator. He is a co-author of “Operating at the Sharp End: The Complexity of Human Error.” (in Human Error in Medicine , 1994), “Adapting to New Technology in the Operating Room” ( Human Factors , 1996), A Tale of Two Stories: Contrasting Views of  Patient Safety (NPSF, 1998), “Gaps in the continuity of care and progress on patient safety” ( BMJ , 2000), and “'Going solid’: a model of system dynamics and consequences for patient safety” ( Qual Safety in Health Care , 2005) as well as numerous book chapters and other writings. He is the recipient ...
Submission Deadline:  April 22, 2019 The HFES Product Design Technical Group (PDTG) invites you to submit a nomination for the 18th annual Stanley Caplan User-Centered Product Design award.  No entry fee or other cost is required.  The award emphasizes both product design and the methods used to specify and achieve the design.  The winning product/system will be recognized at the 2019 HFES International Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington in October, 2019 and the awardees will be asked to present a talk on the product and methodology.  The awardees will also be expected to submit a paper to “Ergonomics in Design,” the Quarterly Journal of Human ...
Boeing goes bionic to roll out more Dreamliners. View the article here.
Call for Awards Nominations Submission Deadline March 31, 2019 HFES Full Members and Fellows are invited to submit nominations for eight Society awards to be presented at the 63 rd International Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington - October 28 through November 1, 2019. Award nominations are invited for individuals whose contributions merit special recognition. The eight awards for which nominees are sought are: Hal W. Hendrick Distinguished International Colleague Award Paul M. Fitts Education Award R. Lauer Safety Award` Alexander C. Williams, Jr., Design Award Jack A. Kraft Innovator Award Oliver Keith Hansen Outreach Award William ...
Submissions are invited for a special issue in Ergonomics in Design ( EID ) Machine learning (ML) is enabling a new generation of artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous systems that are changing our personal and the professional lives. In this special issue, we embrace the broad spectrum of research and design efforts that investigate or employ ML for improving Human Factors (HF) and usability of intelligent systems and consumer products. The central objective of this special issue is to provoke an active debate on theory , methods, and practice of designing for interactive AI. The issue seeks to clarify the roles of HF in contributing to a humanist ...
Lewis-Burke Associates LLC The National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) recently released the federal government’s five-year strategic plan for STEM education. The report, Charting A Course For Success: America’s Strategy For STEM Education , represents a plan for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education programs, investments, and activities that are implemented by federal agencies. The 2018 plan is a five-year update of the initial 2013 plan released under the Obama Administration. In addition to guiding federal activities and investments, the strategic plan notes its intention to serve as a ‘North Star” for the broader ...
Join wearable robotics professionals and entrepreneurs from industry, academia, and government at   WearRAcon 19 . The annual event brings together more than 200 attendees from across the globe, to hear cutting-edge presentations, see robotics demonstrations, participate in the Innovation Competition and network with those creating and using wearable robotic devices. Visit http://www.wearablerobotics.com/ or contact   conference@wearablerobotics.com   for more infor
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has announced a request for applications for the Safer Offshore Energy Systems Grants 4 on the topic: Advancing Safety Culture in the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry. The Gulf Research Program is an independent, science-based program founded in 2013 as part of legal settlements with the companies involved in the 2010  Deepwater Horizon  disaster. It seeks to enhance offshore energy system safety and protect human health and the environment by catalyzing advances in science, practice, and capacity to generate long-term benefits for the Gulf of Mexico region and the nation.  Up to $10M will be available ...
The community of HF/E professionals is invited to comment on the next draft of the BSR/HFES 100 standard  Human Factors Engineering of Computer Workstations .  This  standard is to provide specific guidance for the design and installation of computer workstations, including displays, input devices, and furniture that will accommodate a wide variety of users. Comments will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. EST on March 11, 2019. Visit this web page for the draft and comment form
​The HFES 2019 Technical Program Committee welcomes your proposals for the 63rd International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.   S ubmit a proposal for the opportunity to present your latest research, practice, or theoretical findings to a diverse, international audience at the 2019 Annual Meeting, to be held October 28 - November 1, 2019 in Seattle, Washington.    Proposals for lectures, invited symposia, discussion panels, posters, debates, demonstrations, alternative-format sessions, and workshops are due  Monday, March 18, 2019, 6:00 p.m. EST.   Notification regarding decisions will be sent at the end of April.   ...
Call for Papers for Human Factors Special Issue on User Centered Design for Exoskeleton & Exosuit Usage Special Issue Guest Editors Christopher Reid, Kermit Davis, David Rempel, and Delia Treaster, invite submissions for an upcoming special issue of Human Factors on User Centered Design for Exoskeleton and Exosuit Usage . The aim of this special issue is to promote awareness and visibility of research related to important human factors, ergonomics, and safety issues around the design of these systems for their human users. Exoskeletons and exosuits are a class of wearable technology that are becoming more mainstream in accessibility to the public ...
Want to Learn about the Leadership of HFES and Attend the HFES Executive Council Mid-Year Meeting? The HFES Executive Council has developed a new program where three members are invited to participate in the Executive Council meeting at the Society's mid-year and annual meetings. The next opportunity is at the mid-year meeting at the 2019 Health Care Symposium in Chicago, IL. This is part of a large effort led by the HFES Leadership Development Committee to promote professional development of potential leaders in HFES. The new Leadership Development Committee is driving the effort to support individuals in their journeys to become leaders within their profession and, ...
Chicago, IL----December 14, 2018---The AAOHN (American Association of Occupational Health Nurses) Foundation received $15,000 from The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS (NYSE: UPS). The grant will be used to offer six (6) $2,500 grants to American Occupational Health Nurses in pursuit of post-secondary education in nursing or other relevant academic degrees. The AAOHN Foundation is committed to ensuring that occupational and environmental health nurses are seen as the authority on health, safety, productivity and disability management for worker populations by providing them the opportunity to ...