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Global Ergonomics Month

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October is Global Ergonomics Month

Global Ergonomics Month (GEM) is an outreach campaign during the month of October focusing on increasing awareness and promoting the science and application of ergonomics and human factors. It's a time to explore and expand initiatives to enhance the work environment and improve the fit between people and their jobs for better efficiency, comfort, productivity, health, and safety. The International Ergonomics Association (IEA) initiated GEM and it is also supported by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) in the United States, where it is also known as National Ergonomics Month.

How do I get involved?

  • Take our short ergonomics quiz and distribute it around your workplace!
  • Promote Global Ergonomics Month at your workplace and organize activities to support the effort.
  • Check out the National Ergonomics Month website for activity ideas.
  • Create a suggestion box and/or recognition program for innovative ergonomic ideas to enhance your workplace.
  • Administer a risk assessment to establish the extent of ergonomic interventions needed and set priorities.

How do I find out more?

  • Learn more about ergonomics and human factors.
  • Submit questions or comments to .
  • Contact WorkSafeBC ergonomists through the Info Line at 604.276.3100 or 1.888.621.7233.

October is Global Ergonomics Month. To celebrate, test your ergonomics knowledge by taking our short quiz (5 questions). For a paper version of the quiz, click here.

Related sites

The following web sites are focused on human factors/ergonomics outreach and/or education.

Association of Canadian Ergonomists (ACE)
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Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors - UK
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Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)
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International Ergonomics Association (IEA)
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Human Systems Integration Division - National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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Office Ergonomics (CCOHS)
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Human Factors and Ergonomics (HSE)
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Bad Human Factors Designs
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Ergonomics 4 Schools
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World Usability Day - Designing for a Sustainable World Usability Professionals' Association (UPA)
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Sensation and Perception Tutorials Developed by Dr. John H. Krantz of Hanover College
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Ergonomics in the News
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