Ergonomics Working Group

Other Useful Links

United States Army Public Health Command

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center

U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center

The U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center (CRC) employs Composite Risk Management to try to prevent losses. It connects the dots by serving as a conduit for all loss-related action and information. The CRC is the center point around which all loss-related action takes place.

US Department of Defense Military Health System Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program

The Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP) provides assistive technology and accommodation services to persons with disabilities in the Department of Defense (DoD), at no cost to individual activities. CAP’s mission is to ensure people with disabilities have equal access to the information environment and opportunities in DoD. CAP’s services make DoD work environments more accessible to DoD employees with hearing, visual, dexterity, cognitive and communication impairments. CAP supports electronic accessibility efforts, which include the requirement in Section 508 being enforced by the Department of Justice.

Coast Guard

The United States Coast Guard is a military, multimission, maritime service and one of the nation’s five Armed Services. Its mission is to protect the public, the environment, and U.S. economic interests in the nation’s ports and waterways, along the coast, on international waters, or in any maritime region as required to support national security.

Cornell University Ergonomics Web

CUErgo presents information from Ergonomics research studies and class work by students and faculty in the Cornell Human Factors and Ergonomics Research Group (CHFERG). This site focuses on ways to enhance usability by improving the ergonomic design of hardware, software, and workplaces, to enhance people’s comfort, performance and health.

Defense Commissary Agency (DECA)

DeCA’s mission is to deliver the premier quality of life benefit to the Armed Services Community To enhance recruiting, retention and readiness by efficiently and effectively providing exceptional savings, excellent products and superior services EVERYTIME, EVERYPLACE.

Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS)

DFAS personnel understand the Reserve mission’s unique requirements and work with us on all issues. Through the combined efforts of Air Force Reserve Command and DFAS personnel we have decreased our unpaid invoices over 30 days by 84 percent and our interest payments by 75 percent during FY 2003. This achievement can be attributed to the conscientious and dedicated personnel working together.

Defense Information Systems Agency

The Defense Information Systems Agency is a combat support agency responsible for planning, engineering, acquiring, fielding, and supporting Global Net-Centric Solutions and operating the Defense Information System Network to serve the needs of the President, Vice President, the Secretary of Defense, and the other DoD Components, under all conditions of peace and war. DISA is the provider of Global Net-Centric Solutions for the Nation?s warfighters and all those who support them in the defense of the nation.

Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) defense agency. The DLA Director reports to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics through the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Logistics and Materiel Readiness). DLA provides worldwide logistics support for the missions of the Military Departments and the Unified Combatant Commands under conditions of peace and war.

US General Services Administration (GSA)

Our office has initiated changes to GSA’s PICS system, GSA’s catalog preparation system, and GSA Advantage to provide an ergonomic category that would group all ergonomic products together. It is our intent to be able to produce catalogs of ergonomic products and provide user friendly access to ergonomic products in GSA Advantage. We are working toward developing GSA Advantage as a primary source of ergonomic products offered by private industry.

Federal Occupational Health

FOH’s Ergo-Fed is an innovative approach to office ergonomics issues that include employee assessment, training and program evaluation by using web-based technologies.

Indian Health Services

Our Mission… to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level.

Our Goal… to assure that comprehensive, culturally acceptable personal and public health services are available and accessible to American Indian and Alaska Native people.

Our Foundation… to uphold the Federal Government’s obligation to promote healthy American Indian and Alaska Native people, communities, and cultures and to honor and protect the inherent sovereign rights of Tribes.

International Ergonomics Association

The International Ergonomics Association (IEA) is the federation of ergonomics and human factors societies from around the world. The mission of IEA is to elaborate and advance ergonomics science and practice, and to improve the quality of life by expanding its scope of application and contribution to society.

US Marine Corps

US Marine Corps Safety Division

This is a link to the US Marine Corps Safety Division. Please use the Search feature for keywords such as Ergonomics.

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)

National Science Foundation

The mission of the Center in Ergonomics focuses on the prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), which are the most frequent and costly illnesses in the workplace. Goals of the Center are three-fold: to determine the root causes of MSDs; to identify effective interventions to combat these illnesses; and to identify emerging technologies and issues related to MSDs.

National Security Agency

The National Security Agency/Central Security Service is America’s cryptologic organization. It coordinates, directs, and performs highly specialized activities to protect U.S. information systems and produce foreign intelligence information. A high technology organization, NSA is on the frontiers of communications and data processing. It is also one of the most important centers of foreign language analysis and research within the government

US Navy

This web site will showcase information generated from the pilot sites. Additionally, it will assist in resolving ergonomic-related problems, procuring appropriate equipment/materials, and providing recommendations in the manufacturing and remodeling/refurbishment of Navy facilities. This web site is currently under development. This site also contains ERGONEWS , A publication Sponsored by the Chief of Naval Operations.

US Navy Environmental Health Center (NEHC)

Provides links to various Ergonomics products and resources.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

This site contains many documents and products in the field of ergonomics. Recommend selecting the search utility for keyword ‘ergonomics’

Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

OSHA is committed to a four-pronged effort to address Musculoskeletal Disorders:

National Science Foundation Directorate of Engineering

University of Michigan Center for Ergonomics

The University of Michigan Center for Ergonomics is internationally recognized and frequently sought out by persons from all over the country and world for research assistance, education and information. Numerous publications by center investigators form the foundation of human biomechanical modeling, work related mechanisms of musculoskeletal disorders, and methodologies for analyzing and designing jobs for control of musculoskeletal disorders.

Virginia Tech Environmental, Health and Safety Services

Environmental, Health and Safety Services are committed to provide a safe and healthy living, learning, and working environment for every member of the university community by assuring safe work practices through effective education and consultation; to help individuals and departments achieve compliance with all health and safety local, state and federal regulations and University policies as economically as possible; to act as liaison with external regulatory agencies, and to monitor University compliance through audit, program development, education, and consultation; and to continuously improve services provided by incorporating team approaches to problem solving and actively seeking input from university employees and departments.

Washington State Ergonomics

Our goal is to share stories and examples of businesses in Washington State that use ergonomics to make sure workers are healthier; at the same time, have less workers compensation claims, improved morale, productivity and quality.