The Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS - October 2008 - Number 10
 
 

AHFE Newsletters 2008:

The Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS, August 2008

The Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS, June 2008

The Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS, April 2008

The Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS, February 2008

Previous Issues 2007:

The Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS, December 2007

The Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS, October 2007

The Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS, August 2007

The Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS, June 2007

The Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS, April 2007

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

- Ratio of Ergonomists to Engineers
- The AHFEI Proceedings on CD is now available
- Specialized Journals and Newsletters
- Interesting Articles
- Upcoming Conferences and Events in Ergonomics
- Conference Announcements
- Sponsorship of AHFE International 2010
- Contribute to the Applied Ergonomics International NEWS
- About Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS

 

 

 

If you have any questions or comments, or if you would like to contribute, please contact the editor, Dr. Abbas Moallem . The opinions expressed in this newsletter are the sole responsibility of its authors and do not represent any institution or company.

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Ratio of Ergonomists to Engineers

Based on my experiences (not scientific studies) in over 30 countries I have found that in most corporations there is one human factors and ergonomics specialist for 210 engineers (including computer scientists).However, for the top 10 percent of the corporations ( as assessed by profitability ) there is one human factors and ergonomics specialist for 80 engineers and computer scientists. Therefore one may wonder what the contribution of human factors and ergonomics is to the profitability of corporations. Can it be assessed? Should it be assessed? After all, corporate accounting does not include human capitals as assets or liabilities in their balance sheet, even though in acquisitions and corporations values they do. So should human resources accounting be part of the corporate financial landscape?

Gavriel Salvendy


 

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Sponsorship of the AE International 2010 Conference

Organizations wishing to sponsor a special event or to be a general sponsor of the conference are welcome to contact Dr. Abbas

Specialized Journal and Newsletters

"Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Bulletin," Volume 51, Number 8, August 2008.
www.hfes.org/web/BulletinPdf/0808bulletin.pdf

“IEA Newsletter from the IEA President,” 26 August 2008.
iea.cc/upload/IEA%20Newsletter%20Number%2026%20August%202008.pdf" http://iea.cc/upload/IEA%20Newsletter%20Number%2026%20August%202008.pdf

“DoD Ergonomics Working Group NEWS,” Issue 82, September 2008.
www.ergoworkinggroup.org/ewgweb/SubPages/ProgramTools/Publications/2005Pubs/82DODEWGNews.pdf" http://www.ergoworkinggroup.org/ewgweb/SubPages/ProgramTools/Publications/2005Pubs/82DODEWGNews.pdf


Interesting Articles

“Train Operator Sent 29 Texts on Crash Day, Safety Board Records Show Operator Sent Text Message 22 Seconds Before Crash,” ABC News, October 1, 2008
/abcnews.go.com/Travel/AheadoftheCurve/story?id=5930052

“Life, the universe and everything – how ergonomics is helping to find the answer,” The Ergonomics Society, September 8, 2008.
http://www.ergonomics.org.uk/item.php?s=7&p=99&i=170

“Schwarzenegger outlaws text-messaging while driving,” Los Angeles Times, September 25, 2008.
www.latimes.com/technology/la-me-arnold25-2008sep25,1,3722911.story

“Rail Line Says Train Ran Signal; Death Toll at 25,” Los Angeles Times, September 13, 2008
www.nytimes.com/2008/09/14/us/14crash.html?_r=1&oref=slogin"

“Los Angeles train crash kills 18,” BBC, September13, 2008
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7613705.stm"

“Investigators to interview freight train crew on fatal crash,” Los Angeles Times, September 18, 2008
www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-traincrash18-2008sep18,0,6806620.story

“NTSB tests visibility at site of LA train crash,” Associates Press, September 17, 2008
ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5g-xsvlkTx_cLm6dJHngndxwYFgNAD9381QI80"

“Hearing protection,” cnn.com, September 24, 2008
www.cnn.com/video/#/video/health/2008/09/24/fortin.hm.noisy.marching.bands.cnn"

“Violations Reported at 94% of Nursing Homes,” The New York Times, September 29, 2008.
www.nytimes.com/2008/09/30/us/30nursing.html?ref=health"

“China’s Milk Scandal Now Seen as Risk in Europe,” The New York Times, September 25, 2008.
www.nytimes.com/2008/09/26/world/asia/26melamine.html?ref=health"

“Mapping the Human ‘Diseasome’,” The New York Times May 5, 2008
www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/05/05/science/20080506_DISEASE.html

Conferences 2008

November 5 2008: Psychosocial Risk Management at Work: the European Framework, Rome, Italy.
"http://prima-ef.ispesl.it/index.asp?lang=en"

November 10–14, 2008: 56th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, , Miami, FL. Acoustical Society of America, Melville, NY.
"http://asa.aip.org/meetings.html"

November 12–14, 2008: 8th Conference of the European Academy of Occupational Health
Psychology, Valencia, Spain.
www.ea-ohp.org/conferences/index.asp

November 12–14, 2008: 1st East Asian Ergonomics Federation Symposium, , Kitakyushu, Japan.
soshe.umin.ac.jp/ese/East_Asian_Ergo/Welcome.html

November 17–19: 44th National HFESA Conference, , 2008, Adelaide, South Australia. Sapro Conference Management, Torrensville, SA.
www.hfesaconference.org.au

November 23–27, 2008: 4th European Congress of the International Federation for Medical
and Biological Engineering, 8, Antwerp, Belgium.
www.mbec2008.be

 

Conferences Announcement

October 13-15, 2008: Tenth International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Submission deadline for POSTERS and DEMONSTRATIONS is June 23
www.acm.org/sigaccess/assets08/

October 5-8, 2008: ACE Annual Conference, Chateau Cartier, Aylmer, Quebec, Canada.
www.ace-ergocanada.ca

December 5-13, 2008: The Fourth International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, and Systems Sciences, and Engineering (CISSE 2008)
http://www.cisse2008online.org


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