Globalization of Ergonomics Through the International Ergonomics Association Academic Article uri icon


  • The International Ergonomics Association (IEA) plays a pivotal role in developing ergonomics at a global level. Through the federated societies in 49 countries, IEA brings together knowledge and resources to share and develop ergonomics education, research, and practice internationally. IEA also recognizes the relatively small size of this domain in the global community and is working to develop collaborations with larger and more influential organizations to integrate and expand exposure to ergonomics, such as with the International Organization for Standardization, the International Labor Organization, and the World Health Organization. Collaborations with other professional associations at an international level also assist in developing and integrating connections for mutual recognition of ergonomics research and practice. This article briefly describes some of IEA’s goals and activities.

publication date

  • October 2012