International Certifying Bodies
A number of countries have developed a certification process to certify practitioners of ergonomics that adheres to the minimum standards of competency set by the International Ergonomics Association. This helps users of ergonomics services to identify those who have an identified level of training and experience and improves the quality of practice among ergonomists.
- Canada: CCCPE - Canadian College for the Certification of Professional Ergonomists (www.cccpe.ca)
- United States of America: BCPE - Board of Certification of Professional Ergonomists (www.bcpe.org)
- Europe: CREE - Centre for Registration of European Ergonomists (www.eurerg.org/index.htm)
- Australia: Register of Certified Professional Ergonomists (www.ergonomics.org.au/esaprof.htm)
- New Zealand: BCNZE - Board for Certification of New Zealand Ergonomists ( www.ergonomics.org.nz)
- American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
- Association of Canadian Ergonomists
- Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)
- HFES - Europe Chapter
- Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
- American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Values (TLVs®) for Lifting (80 KB PDF) .
- Ohio Lifting Guidelines : Recommended weight limits for both healthy workers and those with a back injury.
- Pushing, Pulling and Carrying Tasks Calculator .
- Quick Exposure Check (310 KB PDF): Assess the risk of injury to the neck, back, shoulder, wrist and hand. (Contains public sector information published by the Health and Safety Executive and licensed under the Open Government Licence v1 .)
- MIRTH EU Project : Tools for evaluating working postures and hand intensive tasks.
- Hand-Arm Vibration Calculator .
- Whole-Body Vibration Calculator .
- Analysis Tools for Ergonomists : A variety of evaluation methods available as Excel spreadsheets and PDF worksheets.
- Cost Benefit Analysis : An Excel spreadsheet that allows you to compare three solution options, and provides estimates of benefits and payback periods.
- Workplace Ergonomics Tools: Cornell University Ergonomics Web
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