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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?
How do I find out more?
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.
The following web sites are focused on human factors/ergonomics outreach and/or education.
Association of Canadian Ergonomists (ACE)
Web site: http://www.ace-ergocanada.ca/index.php?
Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors - UK
Web site: http://www.ergonomics.org.uk/
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)
Web site: https://www.hfes.org//Web/Default.aspx
International Ergonomics Association (IEA)
Web site: http://www.iea.cc/
Human Systems Integration Division - National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Web site: http://human-factors.arc.nasa.gov
Office Ergonomics (CCOHS)
Web site: http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/ergonomics/office/
Human Factors and Ergonomics (HSE)
Web site: http://www.hse.gov.uk/humanfactors/index.htm
Bad Human Factors Designs
Web site: http://www.baddesigns.com/index.html
Ergonomics 4 Schools
Web site: http://www.ergonomics4schools.com/
World Usability Day - Designing for a Sustainable World Usability Professionals' Association (UPA)
Web site: http://worldusabilityday.org/
Sensation and Perception Tutorials Developed by Dr. John H. Krantz of Hanover College
Web site: http://psych.hanover.edu/krantz/sen_tut.html
Web site: http://www.ergoblog.com/
Ergonomics in the News
Web site: http://www.interface-analysis.com/IAA/ergonomicsinthenews.html