Conference Sponsors

Listed on this page are sponsors, alliance partners and media patrons. All help promote the conference to broaden the scope of attendees, adding richness to the entire conference.

Sponsorship of the Applied Ergonomics Conference and Expo provides your company with an opportunity to increase brand awareness and get in front of major decision makers. Check out the many sponsorship opportunities.

Then email IISE Business Development or call (770) 349-1109 to find out how you can be a sponsor. Note: Sponsorship signage is included at all sponsored venues and in conference promotional material.

Sponsors

BodyBilt by ErgoGenesis 

BodyBilt ergonomic seating and accessories by ErgoGenesis, is dedicated to building ergonomic workplace solutions that provide comfort resulting in increased productivity. The company's national sales force markets BodyBilt products to companies of all sizes, government entities, educational institutions, healthcare facilities, emergency call centers and individuals throughout the U.S.

CNA  

Since 1897, CNA has been providing outstanding service and an ongoing commitment to building long-term relationships, earning us a reputation for being a carrier that inspires trust. At CNA, we take pride in our ability to offer innovative products and services that meet the evolving needs of our customers and business partners alike.

As the seventh largest U.S. commercial insurer and the 13th largest U.S. property & casualty insurer, we provide insurance protection to more than one million businesses and professionals in the U.S. and internationally. We understand the importance of being where our customers are. Headquartered in Chicago, CNA has offices throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. In these locations, we work with highly professional independent agents and brokers to ensure our customers receive the personal service and attention they look for in a carrier.

The Ergonomics Center of North Carolina  

The Ergonomics Center of North Carolina is a membership-based organization housed in the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University. The center provides ergonomics consulting, training programs and research for corporations, facilities and individuals to support and enhance a company's ergonomics efforts.

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GOErgo®, the Global Association 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.

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For over 35 years, global companies have relied on Humantech for workplace improvements. By combining experienced, board-certified ergonomists with our proprietary assessment tools and comprehensive software, we deliver integrated solutions that impact safety, quality, and productivity. At Humantech, we help companies do ergonomics right.

Liberty Mutual Insurance 

Since 1912, Liberty Mutual has provided broad, useful and competitively priced insurance products and services to meet the ever-changing needs of its customers.

Today, with revenue exceeding $31 billion and operations in 24 countries, Liberty Mutual is known worldwide for its in-depth expertise, financial strength and dedication to acting responsibly. Now ranked 71 on the Fortune 500 list of largest U.S. corporations, and the fifth-largest property and casualty insurance company in the United States, Liberty Mutual has earned A.M. Best Co. 'A' (Excellent) rating.

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Educating the nation's best and brightest for over 75 years, the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at NC State University is dedicated to the multidisciplinary excellence industry and academia demand, has a history of outstanding alumni and faculty and is engaged in research of global importance.

Wellnomics 

Wellnomics Ltd provides organizations with scalable software solutions to streamline their office ergonomics programme. Solutions include Web-based workstation assessment, ergonomics training, plus WorkPace breaks and exercises software. Enabling organizations to; identify workplace risk, automate and manage injury prevention programs, create highly effective strategies that lead to risk reduction.

Alliance Partners

 
 
 American Society of Safety Engineers 

Since 1911, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) has helped SH&E professionals expand their network, access best practices and real-world solutions, and advance their careers. The 37,000 SH&E professionals who are ASSE members take advantage of targeted content, networking, and education across industries and common interests, including ergonomics, health & wellness, manufacturing, management and more.

Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics 

Established in 1990 as an independent nonprofit organization, the BCPE is the certifying body for individuals whose education and experience indicate broad expertise in the practice of human factors/ergonomics. To date, more than 1,500 professionals have successfully met BCPE’s certification criteria and been awarded one of the following distinguished credentials: Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE), Certified Human Factors Professional (CHFP), Certified User Experience Professional (CUXP), Associate Ergonomics Professional (AEP), Associate Human Factors Professional (AHFP), Associate User Experience Professional (AUXP) or Certified Ergonomics Associate (CEA).

Industrial Hygiene News 

INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE NEWS is a leading industry magazine that is free to qualified safety professionals which features products and services that help keep employees safe and their organization OSHA compliant. IHN informs and educates occupational safety and health professionals dealing with workplace safety, emergency response, indoor air quality as well as ergonomic issues.

 

 The Ohio State University 

 

SRI-Ergonomics, part of OSU's Spine Research Institute, offers a wide range of ergonomics technical support services to companies and organizations nationwide. These include quantitative evaluations of work activities, training courses by our ergonomics experts (at the University and onsite), and applied research on many ergonomics issues of concern to practitioners.

 University of Michigan Center for Ergonomics

Ergonomic job analysis and design software developed by the University of Michigan Center for Ergonomics will be explained and demonstrated. Information will be available about continuing education and academic training opportunities in ergonomics and other occupational health and safety sciences.

   

International Alliance Partners

 
 
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ABRAFIT - The Brazilian Occupational Physical Therapy Association is a nonprofit organization affiliated with COFFITO (Brazilian Federal Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy) by RESOLUTION no. 360, of December 18th, 2008, representing the professional specialty in Occupational Physical Therapy.

During the Brazilian Occupational Physical Therapy Conference (FISIOTRAB) in 2006 with the support from COFFITO two organizations (SOBRAFIT and ANAFIT) merged to create ABRAFIT – Brazilian Occupational Physical Therapy Association.

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Brazilian Association of Consulting Companies in Health and Safety at Work - ABRESST is a civil, professional and nonprofitable organization, founded on December 11, 1998, with the objective of gathering and representing companies that provide services in the area of Health and Safety at work.

ABRESST incorporates consulting companies in the areas of Health and Safety at work and shows to society the effort that our associates have done to improve the quality of life of Brazilian workers.

Gathering all the businesses area in health and safety at work and creating standards and methods of qualification of the services category, ABRESST legally defends the interests of its members, representing them with great commitment and dedication, in order to strength our business activities.

Covering the whole national territory, ABRESST won the confidence of companies in the sector through their work, promoting lectures and conferences, editing informational and technical publications, creating partnerships and seeking solutions to the problems that affect the category.

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The Croatian Ergonomics Society was established 39 years ago, on 20th May 1974. Over this period the Society mission was to disseminate and exchange ergonomics advances on theoretical, generic and applied areas of ergonomics. The Croatian Ergonomics Society is interconnected with societies, partners and organizations in the field of ergonomics worldwide to sustain scientific and professional level, as well as to promote the implementation of the ergonomics contributions overall.

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The Ergo Center of Brazil focuses on health promotion and ergonomic work analysis. The company's vision is to be the regional excellence reference in the development of ergonomic work environments by using technology, quality, and the combination of human and physical factors.

Our mission is to provide work environments that have a positive influence on employees' motivation, satisfaction and performance through creative working methods and health and safety guidelines thus ensuring the healthy growth of the organizations.

We help companies to comply with the Brazilian Regulations on Ergonomics (NR-17) and other key factors like prevention of musculoskeletal disorders and work injuries; improvement of safety, health, quality, and productivity; and management of absenteeism.

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The Ergonomics Society of South Africa (ESSA) is a federated member of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA). As a society, ESSA, aims to promote an awareness of ergonomics in South Africa and both the health and safety and productivity benefits that can be derived from the implementation of sound ergonomics principles.

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Ergonomics have been systematically developed in Taiwan since 1984, and the Ergonomics Society of Taiwan (EST) was founded at National Tsing-Hua University (Hsin-Chu) in 1993. The purpose of EST is to Improve academic research in Ergonomics, to provide engineering and technique applications and to promote international interaction. Now EST has more than 200 permanent memberships.

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FEES is the Federation of the European Ergonomics Societies. Its mission is to enhance the recognition of ergonomics contributing to economic development, to quality of life, to health and safety at work, and to social progress in European Countries.

FEES has initiated various activities, such as:

  • Establishing a European Task Force (EUTF), to promote ergonomics/human factors at the EU-organization and its related bodies.
  • The dissemination of information about various facilities by the European Union for the FEES-members.
  • The preparation of this website, which is managed by a special working group, to facilitate cooperation and information-exchange between members and to communicate externally.
  • The organization of FEES-sessions on actual European topics at the annual national conferences in the various countries.
  • Promoting European wide activities related with education, certification and accreditation in cooperation with the Centre for Registration of European Ergonomists (CREE).
  • The preparation and publication of promotional material, via the Communication and Promotion Committee.
 
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Since 2000, FISO (by their acronyms in Spanish: Ibero-American Foundation of Occupational Safety and Health) is an institutional alternative oriented to development of research, training and monitoring of occupational health systems and professional risks, which tend to the overall improvement of the working conditions of workers in Latin America and the Iberian peninsula.

FISO was founding by three work injury insurance´s firms from Argentina, Chile and Colombia. In 2008 joined an insurer as adherent member from Peru.

Our mission is to promote the development of programs and actions in order to create work environments with high standards of health and safety in the Latin American region, promoting the permanent increase of productivity in organizations.

Our vision is to be an Iberoamerican reference in research, education and technical assistance in various areas of safety and occupational and environmental health.

In these 13 years of work we have been growing steadily, training more than 60,000 attendees and advising numerous companies in different fields and sizes.

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The Hong Kong Ergonomics Society (HKES) was established in 2001. The HKES is set out to advance the science of Ergonomics by:

  • Stimulating ergonomics research and its application in Hong Kong;
  • Promoting ergonomics education through seminars and workshops and;
  • Representing the professional interests of its members.
 
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The IEDUV - Master's Degree in Management Courses and an evolution of Crefit which was created in 2001 in order to provide services within the area of physiotherapy, particularly of Physiotherapy Labor. Realizing a need for vertical growth within the education in science and technology, the added IEDUV professionals from other fields of knowledge to prospect an innovation of the teaching-learning process, providing a concrete professional growth coupled with a concern with the development of building of our country. With technological innovation to classroom teaching and distance, combined with a faculty comprised of teachers, doctors and committed to learning and solving the problems and anxieties of the students for the pursuit of differential labor market experts.

MISSION: Taking the differentiated and updated technical and scientific knowledge to society, always encouraging ethical principles, technological processes and scientific developments of our country and the world. With these precepts, we seek to create, enhance and specialize professionals in all areas of knowledge with critical and differentiated vision to conquer the job market, to corroborate with the vertical growth of the whole society and our country.

VISION: To be a reference in teaching and service within ethical principles and advanced technology of our country and the world.

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imk automotive is a company that was founded in 2002 and that is one of the leading Engineering Consulting firms in Germany. We provide First-class Engineering Consulting Services for manufacturing and supply industries with specific focus on the automotive sector. Among our valued customers are some of the largest premium automotive OEMs, such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Volkswagen. imk's main expertise is in the field of Digital Production Planning, Industrial Engineering, Production Process Optimization, and Ergonomic Workplace Design. We use innovative methods such as 3D-simulation of human work activities and our own software product, the "human work planning application software (ema)."

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The Indian Society of Ergonomics was established in 1983 and is the only professional body representing ergonomics / human factors professionals in India. It is affiliated to the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) and nominates members to its committees. So far, thirteen international conferences have been organized by the Indian Society of Ergonomics with full proceedings published. The Society publishes a quarterly newsletter. Members of the Indian Society of Ergonomics belong to a wide variety of fields, including physiology, psychology, home science, industrial design, product design, occupational health, industrial safety, and engineering, reflecting the multi-disciplinary nature of the subject.

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Established in 1981, The Ergonomics Society of Korea is the only academic society related to human factors and ergonomics in South Korea.

With about 500 members, ESK publishes the ESK journal (in English from 2015), holds a domestic meeting twice a year and manages the Ergonomic Design Award of Korea. ESK also manages ISO TC159 mirror committee and the project Size Korea, the anthropometric survey of the South Korean population.

ESK has been running the annual joint meeting with JES (Japan Ergonomics Society) for the past 19 years. ESK hosted the IEA meeting in 2003 with great success and hosted the first ACED Asian Conference on Ergonomics and Design in 2014.

 2014AEC_LESLogo  The Latvian Ergonomics Society (LES) promotes ergonomics scientific and practical development as well as understanding among societies about ergonomics essence in human life and work quality. LES promotes science-based practical and businesslike research projects in ergonomics and joined fields (in workload ergonomics, cognitive ergonomics, organizations and design ergonomics) in Latvia.
 
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The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of the Philippines is an organization dedicated to promote the professional practice of human factors and ergonomics in the Philippines. The organization's mission is to encourage education and training in the field of ergonomics and to promote cooperation among organizations with interest in ergonomics and human factors.

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The Polish Ergonomics Society was founded on May 16, 1977, as an initiative of 214 charter members specializing in various fields of knowledge. It currently consists of 14 field branches, and is a member of IAE.

PES is an interdisciplinary scientific society working for the development and popularization of ergonomics in Poland. It is the most recognized ergonomics organization in Poland.

The goals of PES include, above all:

  • Inspiring and supporting scientific, inventive and implementation works etc. in the field of Ergonomics
  • Helping to implement science of ergonomics into everyday economic and social life practice
  • Inspiring and supporting education in the field of Ergonomics
  • Popularizing ergonomics awareness and knowledge in the society
  • Cooperating with foreign and international organizations aiming at bilateral experience exchange and presentation of Polish ergonomics achievements abroad
  • Organizing scientific sessions, conferences, symposia, seminars
  • Initiating press publications, radio and TV coverage for ergonomics issues
  • Publishing

PES intentions:

  • Integration of PES society
  • Closer cooperation of PES with foreign institutions
  • Evaluation of everyday use products by PES
  • Establishment of Ergonomics as scientific discipline
  • Establishment of Ergonomics as an academic faculty
  • Certification of Euro Ergonomists
 
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The Portuguese Society of Occupational Safety and Hygiene (SPOSHO), is a nonprofit association created in 2004. It's main objectives:

  • To promote a forum for discussion of different domains of Occupational Safety and Hygiene;
  • To provide the means for the development of educational and information campaigns;
  • To constitute a space of defence of common interests of practitioners, who carry out their professional activity in this area, supporting initiatives that, at national and international level, defend those interests;
  • To establish relations with similar scientific societies, both at national and international level.

The SPOSHO is headquartered in the pole of Guimarães of the University of Minho, Portugal, and currently has about 350 members, mostly individual members.

It integrates the European Network of Safety and Health Professional Organisations (ENSHPO, www.enshpo.eu) together with related organisations from 20 European countries.

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The Inter-Regional (Russian) Ergonomics Association (IREA) is a nonprofit public organization established in 1986 and targeted at facilitation of communication and collaboration between all specialists in ergonomics and human factors working in different regions of Russia.

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The Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Institute conducts quality applied research and provides evidence-based information to Ministry of Manpower Singapore, WSH Council Singapore and key stakeholders, contributing to the formulation and review of national WSH policies and strategies, adoption of better WSH practices for businesses and raising capabilities of WSH professionals, business leaders and organizations. WSH Institute also anticipates new and emerging trends and risks, and provides an assessment of WSH outlook in Singapore through intelligence sensing and data analysis.




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