The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) is an organization that has been focused on ergonomic engineering research and work-related health issues for over 50 years. In 2003, the HFES designated October of every year to be National Ergonomics Month (NEM). NEM is an opportunity to help raise awareness of human factors and ergonomics through grassroots, community-based activities at colleges and universities, high schools, and corporations. Anyone and everyone is encouraged to get involved – educators, reporters, bloggers, students and community, industry, and government leaders – so that more people will understand the science, application, and profession of Human Factors and Ergonomics.
Here are few ways that you can get involved:
- Request a speaker or NEM presentation materials.
- Write an article for your local newspaper, newsletter, or Web site.
- Organize an event at your office.
- Volunteer to speak at a local school.
- Prepare a community service project.
- Submit your ideas to the NEM Best Action Plan Contest.
For more information on The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, please visit their website at www.hfes.org.
For more information on how you can get involved in National Ergonomics Month, please visit the NEM website here.