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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.

Carly Warren and David Gafni discussing their award with Dr. Marvin Danoff, Past President of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Congratulations to the Canadian research team: Carly Warren, Abeera Ali, David Gafni, Daipayan Guha, Mayan Murray, and Hendrik Ophardt. They are the winners of the 2017 Dieter W. Jahns Student Practitioner Award from the Foundation for Professional Ergonomics (FPE). The University of Toronto team are graduate students from various programs with a common interest in ergonomics. In addition to the acrylic award, each team member received a check of $200 and a complementary registration, provided by HFES, for the Annual Meeting.

 FPE Board members, Waldemar Karwowski and Harvey Cohen present the Ergonomics Practitioner of the Year Award to Tony Andre and Andy Imada.

For 2016, the Foundation for Professional Ergonomics (FPE) initiated an 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.  Recipients for this year are Anthony D. Andre, PhD, CPE and Andrew S. Imada, PhD, CPE for their lifetime achievements in promoting ergonomics professionalism.  Both are Past Presidents of HFES and run their own businesses. The award was presented at a special gathering of HFES colleagues.

In 2016, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) posed a challenge to students to create a 2-minute video to answer the question, "How does human factors/ergonomics help people?"  The range of applications of human factors/ergonomics (HF/E) research is vast, and these videos capture an aspect of the field’s breadth in a concise yet creative and engaging manner.  The video contest was part of HFES's vision of extending the reach and relevance of HFES and the HF/E discipline

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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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