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Ergonomics-Related Organizations

American Industrial Hygiene Association logoAmerican Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)

One of the largest international associations serving the needs of occupational and environmental health and safety professionals practicing industrial hygiene in industry, government, labor, academic institutions, and independent organizations. 

American National Standards Institute logoAmerican National Standards Institute (ANSI)

As the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) empowers its members and constituents to strengthen the U.S. marketplace position in the global economy while helping to assure the safety and health of consumers and the protection of the environment.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

ASME is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods.

Assistive Technology of Ohio (AT Ohio)

AT Ohio's mission is to help Ohioans with disabilities learn about or acquire assistive technology. Assistive Technology refers to devices, equipment or services that assist individuals with disabilities to function independently in the areas of work, home or school.

Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics logoBoard of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE)

The BCPE was incorporated as an independent nonprofit organization in July 1990. The development of ergonomics certification, however, dates back to the mid-1980s when committees of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, the International Ergonomics Association, the Department of Defense, NATO, and the National Academy of Science/National Research Council performed several reviews of job/task analyses to identify the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of human factors/ergonomics practitioners.

Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors

The Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors is an international organisation whose main aim is to promote public awareness of ergonomics and its applications and to provide educational material for students and teachers through this, its dedicated website. It also runs Regional Groups and Special Interest Groups that promote ergonomics/human factors in localities and for specific applications, for example health systems, driving and HCI.

The Global Organization of Ergonomics (GOErgo)

GOErgo, the Global Organization of Ergonomics, is a worldwide resource for the ergonomics profession dedicated solely to the support of the profession and individuals involved with improving workplace performance, quality, sustainability and employee availability. GOErgo supports the Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference and Expo, a conference where attendees gather from around the world to share best practices with other professionals in ergonomics, healthcare, safety, human resources and risk management.

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)

The Society's mission is to promote the discovery and exchange of knowledge concerning the characteristics of human beings that are applicable to the design of systems and devices of all kinds.

The Society furthers serious consideration of knowledge about the assignment of appropriate functions for humans and machines, whether people serve as operators, maintainers, or users in the system. And, it advocates systematic use of such knowledge to achieve compatibility in the design of interactive systems of people, machines, and environments to ensure their effectiveness, safety, and ease of performance.

Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE)

IISE is the world’s largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity. Founded in 1948, IIE is an international, nonprofit association that provides leadership for the application, education, training, research, and development of industrial engineering.

International Ergonomics Association (IEA)

Under the official name "International Ergonomics Association", an international organization was founded in Zurich (Switzerland) pursuant to article 60 et seq of the Swiss Civil Code. The International Ergonomics Association is the federation of ergonomics and human factors societies around the world.

Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) logoInsitution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)

As the biggest health and safety membership organisation in the world, we're committed to creating a world of work which is safe, healthy and sustainable. We're the first European safety body to be awarded NGO status by the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

  • More than 40,000 members in 99 countries
  • Founded in 1945; a registered charity since 1962
  • The only Chartered body for health and safety professionals in the world

The International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS)

The purpose of The International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, a non-profit organization founded in 1974, is to bring together those individuals throughout the world, who, by their contributions and activities both in the area of research and clinical study, have, or are indicating interest in the lumbar spine in health and in disease.

Its further purpose is to serve as a forum for the exchange of information of both an investigative and clinical nature which relates to low back pain and disability.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

NIOSH aims to empower employers and workers to create safe and healthy workplaces, by developing new knowledge in the field of occupational safety and health and to transfer that knowledge into practice.  NIOSH employs professionals from a diverse set of fields, such as epidemiology, medicine, nursing, industrial hygiene, safety, psychology, chemistry, statistics, economics, and many branches of engineering.

National Safety Council (NSC)


The National Safety Council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. NSC advances this mission by partnering with businesses, government agencies, elected officials and the public to make an impact where the most preventable injuries and deaths occur, in areas such as distracted driving, teen driving, workplace safety and beyond the workplace, particularly in and near our homes. 


The National Safety Council is committed to helping its members and the public prevent unintentional injuries and deaths by providing knowledge and resources that enable them to reduce risks, engage employees, measure progress and continuously improve their safety management systems. With local Chapters and global networks, NSC is the leading advocate for safety and promotes June as National Safety Month.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

OSHA was developed to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women, by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.

The Ohio Maufacturers' Association (OMA)

Government plays a significant role in determining manufacturers’ cost of doing business. All along the manufacturing continuum – from transportation of raw materials to manufacturing design and production, to delivery of finished product – various policies, rules and regulations govern manufacturing activities and impact your costs.

Manufacturers are our only constituency. Your need to compete is our only concern. And working to ensure manufacturing competitiveness in Ohio is our only business.


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