News & Updates

From the Foundation for Professional Ergonomics

Ergonomics in Other Countries and New FPE Projects

Our International Ambassadors provide insight on Ergonomics in Europe. Click on the RESOURCES tab to see what Ergonomics is like in Finland, Germany, Portugal, and the United Kingdom. In 2020, FPE coordinated with NIOSH, AIHA, and IEA to translate readily available ergonomic tools and techniques into multiple languages. When completed, the tool sets will be available on several websites – FPE, IEA, and AIHA. Spanish versions are expected by the beginning of 2021. Work has already under way to get these tools translated into Mandarin.

German Students Win Ergonomics Student Award

Congratulations to Sara Wolf and Franzisca Maas, students at the Institute Human-Computer-Media, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany for winning the 2020 Dieter W. Jahns Student Practitioner Award.  Sara and Franzisca are students of Human-Computer-Interaction.  This marks the third time that students from the Würzburg Institute won the award.  The award will be presented by their mentor, Professor Tobias Grundgeiger, at the Institute in Germany.  The award included $1,000 (US) to Sara and Franzisca, and another $1,000 (US) to Dr. Grundgeiger’s discretionary fund.

Click here for video of award presentation.

Click here for video of the programs at Julius-Maximilians-Universitat.

Brian Peacock Wins 2020 Ergonomics Practitioner of the Year

J. Brian Peacock, PhD, PE, CPE is the recipient of the 2020 Ergonomics Practitioner of the Year Award.  The Foundation for Professional Ergonomics (FPE) initiated the annual award to recognize colleagues who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the practice of ergonomics through their professional lifetime achievements and/or specific implementation projects. 

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Who We Are

The Foundation for Professional Ergonomics was established in 2004 as a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing professionalism in ergonomics through educational activities and awards.  Our goals support the goals of BCPE, and we work closely with the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) on various ergonomics practitioner initiatives.  FPE attained an IRS 501(c)(3) status enabling tax-deductible donations from those sharing this dedication to professionalism in ergonomics. 
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