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From the Foundation for Professional Ergonomics

Ergonomists Without Borders (ErgWB) Comes to the Aid of Ergonomics Students in Puerto Rico

When Hurricane María released its full fury on the island of Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, the power grid was devastated.  Months later, only about 34% of the population had reliable power. Sheree Gibson, the Vice President of the Foundation for Professional Ergonomics (FPE) contacted her friend and colleague, Professor Lida Orta Anés, an ergonomist who teaches in the School of Public Health at the University of Puerto Rico, to determine if there was anything that would help the University.

2017 Ergonomics Practitioner of the Year Award goes to Tom Stewart and Peter Buckle

Tom Stuart, B.Sc., and Peter Buckle, PhD, CErgHF are the recipients for this year’s Ergonomics Practitioner 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.  Both Tom and Peter are Past Presidents of Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors in the United Kingdom.  The award was presented at the Ergonomics and Human Factors 2018 Conference in April in Birmingham, UK.

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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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