Articles of Incorporation
A NON-PROFIT CORPORATION
We hereby form a non-stock corporation under the provisions of Chapters 24-40 of Title 10 of the Code of Arizona and to that end set forth the following:
The name of the Corporation is International Society for Occupational Ergonomics and Safety, Inc.
The purpose for which the corporation is organized and shall be operated are exclusively charitable and educational. These purposes may be attained, without limiting the Corporation's freedom to pursue these goals through other avenues, by the corporation:
- Organizing Annual International Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conferences;
- Supporting publication of the Corporation's Conference Proceedings;
- Supporting research and application projects, world wide, either in cooperation with other governments or private organizations or on its own initiative;
- Cooperating with other organizations operating in this field;
- Encouraging education in the field of occupational ergonomics and safety;
- Exchanging information with other individuals and organizations;
- Acting as an information source center in the field of occupational ergonomics and safety;
- Publishing newsletters or other materials to promote and enhance communication among members on matters of common interest and importance;
- Establishing research and application priorities in the field on the basis of current and future needs.
The Corporation shall carry out these purposes with the provision that the Corporation shall not have or exercise any power or authority not granted to it under the Arizona Non Profit Corporation Act, nor engage in any activities prohibited to an organization granted exempt status under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3), or any successor law or regulation.
The Corporation may admit both individual members and institutional members such as associations, research institutes, universities, industries, and the like, who/which are considered by the Corporation to be representative in their country in the field of occupational ergonomics and safety. More than one member from each country may be admitted, provided they satisfy the admission criteria set forth in the Bylaws. The Corporation shall decide on the admission of a member.
The Corporation shall invite or solicit individuals or institutions to join the Corporation. Individuals or institutions shall be admitted if they express an interest in the goals of the Corporation and want to become a member.
The management and conduct of the affairs of the Corporation shall be vested in an Executive Council as provided in the Bylaws. The Executive Council shall serve as the Board of Directors of the Corporation. The Executive Council shall include the President, President-Elect, Past President, Secretary, Treasurer, Newsletter Editor, and four Members-at-Large. The President, Secretary, Treasurer, Newsletter Editor and four Members-at-Large shall be elected by plurality vote of the members via email in before June 1st.
The address of the initial registered office is 2911 S Illinois Pl, Chandler, Arizona, 85286. The name of the City in which the initial registered office is located is the City of Chandler, in the State of Arizona. The name of its initial registered agent is Brandy Ware, who is a resident of Arizona, and whose business office is the same as the registered office of the Corporation.
The period of duration is perpetual.
Any additional provisions for the operation of the Corporation are as follows:
No part of the net earnings of this Corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to, its members, directors, officers, or other private persons, except that this corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in these Articles.
No substantial part of the activities of this Corporation shall consist of carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation and this Corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office.