The Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS - April 2007 - Number 1

 

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HIGHLIGHTS

 

- Editor's Note: Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS

- 2nd International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics 14-17 July 2008

- Book Review: Occupational Biomechanics

- Sponsorship of 2nd International Conference on Applied Ergonomics

- Recent Interesting Articles

- Upcoming Conferences and Events in HCI

- HCI International Conference series - new website

- Contribute to The Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS

- About Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS

 

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Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS

 

In parallel to the announcement of the 2nd International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, I am pleased to announce the creation of the Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS, a newsletter about Ergonomics and Human Factors topics. It will also cover the AHFE International 2008 Conference deadlines and activities, the AHFEI 2007 Exhibition, and more. Like its sibling the HCI International NEWS the Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS is an electronic newsletter published bi-monthly, distributed by email and also available on-line.   If you have any questions or comments, or if you would like to contribute, please contact me. All related contributions are welcome if they do not exceed 600 words. The opinions that are expressed in this newsletter are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not represent the opinions of any institution or company. We reserve the right to edit all selected contributions.

 

Chief Editor

Abbas Moallem, Ph.D.

 

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AHFE International 2008, 2nd International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics

14-17 July 2008. Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, USA

 

You are cordially invited to participate in AHFE International 2008 and the affiliated HAAMAHA conference, which are jointly held under one management and one registration. The conference objective is to provide an international forum for the dissemination and exchange of scientific information on theoretical, generic, and applied areas of ergonomics, including physical ergonomics, cognitive ergonomics, social and organizational ergonomics, ergonomics modeling and usability evaluation, healthcare and special populations, safety and ergonomics in manufacturing. This will be accomplished through the following six modes of communication: keynote presentation, parallel sessions, demonstration and poster sessions, tutorials, exhibitions and meetings of special interest groups. The four-day conference will start with tutorials.

 

More information about AHFE International 2008 is available at

http://www.aei2008.org/

AHFE International 2008

 

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Book Review: Occupational Biomechanics Fourth Edition

 

This fourth edition of the Occupational Biomechanics, a classic text and reliable resource book in the field of ergonomics and biomechanics, offers several hundred new references and illustrations. The additional material extensively facilitates the understanding of the content. The fourteen Chapters of this book cover all you want to know about occupational ergonomics and biomechanics. As the difference between occupational ergonomics and biomechanics is difficult to establish the book can equally be used as a textbook for both occupational ergonomics and biomechanics.   The text is really easy to understand and the complex concepts are well explained. Several appendices such as glossary measurement tables and check lists facilitate the reader’s task. Beyond all students of ergonomics and biomechanics, this excellent book written by the most prominent authors in the field is a must have for all professionals in this field.

A.M.

 

Occupational Biomechanics, Don B. Chaffin, Gunnar B.J. Andersson, Bernard J. Martin,  John Wiley and Sons, INC, Publishers (http://www.wiley.com) ,

2007, 166 pages, ISBN 0-8058-6096- 7

 

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Sponsorship of 2nd International Conference on Applied Ergonomics

 

Organizations wishing to sponsor a special event or to be a general sponsor

Of the Conference are welcome to contact the Sponsorship Administration at

 

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Specialized Newsletters

 

"Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Bulletin," Volume 50, Number 3, March 2007

http://www.hfes.org/web/BulletinPdf/0307bulletin.pdf

 

"Quarterly newsletter of the INDIAN SOCIETY OF ERGONOMICS (ISE)," – December 2006

http://www.iea.cc/newsletter/ISE_Newsletter_V10_N4.pdf

 

"The Global Occupational Health Network," ISSUE No. 10 - 2006

http://www.iea.cc/newsletter/GOH10.pdf

 

"Ergonomics Australia," September/October 2006

http://ergonomics.uq.edu.au/eaol/sep06.pdf

 

"DoD Ergonomics Working Group NEWS," Issue 61, February 2007

http://www.ergoworkinggroup.org/ewgweb/SubPages/ProgramTools/Publications/2005Pubs/61DODEWGNews.pdf

 

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Recent Interesting Articles

 

"Order-Pickers Could Be at Risk If Production Volume Increases", 09/11/2006,NIOSH, 

http://www.occupationalhazards.com/articles/15620

 

Full Report

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/hhe/reports/pdfs/2005-0318-3006.pdf

 

"OSHA Products Available to Keep Workers Safe in Hot Weather", May 16, 2006,

http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=12206

 

Safe Lifting and Movement of Nursing Home Residents, February 2006, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2006-117

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2006-117/

 

"The Computer Ergonomics for Elementary School Students"

http://www.orosha.org/cergos/

 

"New safety and health campaign targets small businesses in EU 10, Bulgaria and Romania", 04/09/2006

News from section: Agency press releases

http://osha.europa.eu/OSHA/index_html/press_room/HWI_Launch_2006-06-30

 

"Working time developments in Europe", September 2006

http://www.eurofound.eu.int/press/communique/2006/september/newsletter2.htm

 

"WOMEN, HEALTH AND WORK-Italy: trade union action-oriented research into occupational diseases",

http://hesa.etui-rehs.org/uk/newsletter/files/Page33-News29UK2-11.pdf

 

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Conferences

 

2007

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17 - 19 April 2007, The Ergonomics Society Annual Conference 2007, Nottingham, England.

www.ergonomics.org.uk

 

April 20-23, 2007, American Occupational Therapy Association 87th Annual Conference & Expo, - St. Louis, USA.

           

April 23-26, 2007, (14th) International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Dayton, OH, USA

http://www.wright.edu/isap/

 

April 27-29, 2007, 21st Annual Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Conference, New York, USA

http://www.siop.org/Conferences/

 

April 28 - May 3, 2007, International Performance Improvement Conference, San Francisco, USA.

http://www.ispi.org/AC2007/

 

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May 13–17: 78th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association, New Orleans, USA.

skildall@asma.org, http://www.asma.org.

 

May 20–25: SID 2007, Long Beach, CA, USA.

http://www.sid.org/.

 

May 21–24: "WWCS 07" Work With Computing Systems 2007,Stockholm, Sweden.

http://www.wwcs2007.se/.

 

May 21–23: 4th Annual Workshop on Human Factors of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, , 2007, Chandler, AZ. Nancy Cooke, Cognitive Engineering Research Institute, Mesa, AZ, ncooke@cerici.org, http://www.cerici.org/.

 

May 30–June 3: EDRA38, Sacramento, CA, USA

http://www.edra38.com.

 

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About Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS

 

The Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS is a newsletter about Ergonomics and Human Factors topics, the Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International 2008 Conference deadlines and activities, the Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International 2008 Exhibition, news in the area of Ergonomics and Human Factors, and more. If you have any questions or comments, or if you would like to contribute, please contact the Editor, Dr. Abbas Moallem (abbas.moallem@sjsu.edu). The opinions that are expressed in this Newsletter are the sole responsibility of its authors and do not represent any institution or company.

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