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Assists members in their environment-related professional development and decision-making by providing them with the necessary knowledge. Describes the technical council, whose concerns are air, environmental management and waste management. Indicates the activities of the Education Council, which is responsible for education of the public, students and professionals. Summarizes the content of the Association’s publications, and details the services offered to members.
Defines the professionals whose tasks are biosafety-related, namely microbiologists, biologists, molecular biologists, industrial hygienists, veterinarians, chemists, engineers and health care professionals. Invites workers to become involved in one of the Association’s committees and explains the certification and registrations programs that have been established to identify individuals with the necessary competencies to provide biosafety services.
Provides information on the industrial hygiene qualification examination (examples of questions, eligibility requirements, results from previous years, etc.) and on maintaining the obtained certification. Contains a public database of the people certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene and presents the code of ethics that the professionals in the field follow.
Brings together 6000 occupational physicians whose mission is to promote the health of workers through prevention, clinical care, research and education. Defines the continuing education courses available, encourages companies to finance the activities of occupational physicians, and lists various safety aspects on which the members have adopted a consensus. Presents the list of existing publications and recommends a selection of texts approved by an ACOEM committee in different sectors (aerospace medicine, dermatology, ergonomics, industrial hygiene, psychiatry, etc.).
Defines its mission, which consists of training professionals from different milieus (industry, government and other toxicology sectors) so that they become examples to be followed in this field. Encourages the sharing of information and the application of new developments in toxicology. Lists the qualifications required to join each of the member classes. Takes a position on the use of animals in toxicological research and presents the policy established for it.
Indicates the advantages of membership for individual and corporate members. Presents the policies and procedures established to avoid conflicts of interest in decision-making by one of the members of the committees. Lists a few publications that can help industrial hygiene professionals pass their qualification examination. Describes the committees named by the chair of the board of directors:
Discusses the distance education and continuing education services that are offered by the Association. Lists the accreditation programs available for different types of laboratories, namely those operating in industrial hygiene, microbiology, nutrition, etc. Explains the operation of local sections, which organize activities to extend the professionals’ areas of competence while promoting health and safety. Proposes a series of resources classified by topic:
Advises different types of organizations about the quality of training, health care, education, transportation safety, etc. Provides information on the Six Sigma training program, for defining statistical measurement of variability during processing of a product and for reducing delivery times to a minimum. Proposes several ways of becoming involved in the community, in a workplace, on a school campus or internationally. Indicates the courses offered to the public in different areas: customer relationship management, engineering, education, healthcare, software development, etc.
Encourages progress in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning sciences to meet the public’s needs. Develops standards for members as well as other refrigeration or indoor environment maintenance professionals. Contains a virtual library of different types of documents (books, software, articles, standards and guidelines, discussion forums, etc.) Lists the technical committees and their main areas of activity:
Offers training sessions adapted to the needs of companies and even in the participants’ country and mother tongue. Devotes one section to job offers and searches. Presents a list of the publications dealing with the codes and standards in effect, as well as training resources, periodicals, conference proceedings, etc. Discusses the technical divisions corresponding to the different mechanical engineering disciplines:
Describes the main functions of a safety professional and possible career paths. One section is devoted to governmental affairs, and its aim is to identify, evaluate and develop legislation that involves ASSE members. Encourages member participation in one of the Society’s fields of expertise so that members share their technical resources, contacts, influence and professionalism with their peers:
Coalition of construction contractors working in all activity sectors: residential, commercial, industrial, institutional and civil engineering. Addresses the Association’s legal and governmental affairs as well as the question of negotiations for all employers who belong to it. Includes the addresses and telephone numbers of the sections in each of the regions of Québec. Defines the quality-habitation guarantee and the ACQ prevention mutuals.
Consisting mainly of mining companies carrying out activities in Québec, industrial mineral producers and mining companies in the process of becoming producers. Presents the AMQ’s mission, which is to encourage the development of Québec’s mineral resources as well as the mining industry, metallurgy and related industries. Defines the Société de recherche et développement minier (SOREDEM) and provides a picture of Québec’s mining industry.
Indicates the lists of rights of patients who attend clinics, so that they clearly understand their state of health and avoid exposing themselves to harmful risks. Presents the criteria for the two categories: clinic members or individual members. Provides educational material in the form of PowerPoint presentations, videos, government publications, etc. Describes the mission of Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units and lists a few training opportunities offered to medical students in different US states.
Facilitates the development, use and harmonization of analytical methods valid in the laboratory for scientific communities working in fields such as food safety, allergens, veterinary diagnostics, and dietary supplements, etc. Provides a description of the programs for testing available competencies and offers training sessions that produce concrete and realistic solutions to the practical problems frequently encountered in the laboratory.
Disseminates knowledge on occupational hygiene, health and safety by exchanging information and putting it in an easily understandable form. Explains the discussion forum’s operation and provides summaries for all the proceedings of conferences that have taken place since 1992. Describes the history of the foundation, which was set up mainly to finance the Association’s activities.
Coalition of a network of medical practitioners treating patients suffering from work-related diseases or health problems so that they can exchange information and ideas on work-related health matters. Indicates how to become a member of the Society and presents the program of the annual scientific conference.
Provides a list of courses accredited or recommended by the SIA in Australia and explains the operation of the discussion forum. Details the services offered to members, whose expertise is evolving in various areas: occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene, education, engineering, etc. Recommends some software for improving safety in companies.
Presents a list of AIOH members who are industrial hygiene consultants and lists the fields of competency in which they work. Also presents the laboratories that offer occupational health and safety services as well as suppliers of equipment and training institutions. Describes the benefits of membership, mainly that of exchanging ideas with hygienists in other countries. Contains a discussion group reserved for members, and presents the code of ethics that they must follow.
Its mandate is to protect the public, the profession and ergonomics professionals by determining competency standards and by defending the value of certification. Develops the code of ethics and provides the information necessary for obtaining proven certification. Describes some means used to reach the largest number of professionals, particularly annual meetings and the publication of some press releases.
Evaluates the experience and qualifications of safety professionals, prepares examinations taken by these candidates, and issues certification certificates to those who meet the required criteria. Presents a description of the profile of a safety professional and provides a list of the accredited teaching institutions offering this training. Explains the requirements for obtaining Board certification.
Provides a list of industrial hygiene consultants and their fields of activity (control of lead and asbestos in the workplace, ionizing radiation, etc.) Presents the types of qualification examinations that are offered by the Industrial Hygiene Faculty to classify members in the existing categories. Mentions the Society’s main interest groups, which are a reservoir of knowledge on a subject, making it available to members:
States the mission of the scientific toxicology meetings, namely to promote the continuing education of professionals in this field at all stages of their careers by allowing them to exchange ideas on new scientific developments and current research. Defines each of the Society’s committees and provides an overview of the awards and scholarships given every year. Lists the main specialties established to create coordination points between the members:
Pursues three specific objectives: to advocate for occupational health research in Canada, to represent the community of occupational health researchers, and to facilitate collegial, scholarly links among occupational health researchers. States the Association’s research priorities, namely investigations of biological or chemical agents that can lead to physical or emotional occupational stress.
Provides a definition of occupational hygiene and what characterizes its practice. Lists the members of the board of directors. Establishes the competency standards for professionals in this field and the code of ethics that they follow in Canada. Describes the examination that occupational hygienists must successfully complete to obtain official registration and the criteria for taking this test.
Helps organizations efficiently manage their human resources and does scientific research on the behavior of people at work. Supports workers in achieving their professional objectives, including job satisfaction and minimizing work stress. Indicates the Canadian universities offering graduate courses in industrial and organizational psychology. Situates this field of expertise in Canada and contains a few job offers for qualified candidates.
Details the steps to be taken to obtain certification as a health and safety consultant as well as the resulting benefits. Proposes a range of courses for evaluating the effectiveness of the health and safety measures implemented in an organization. Devotes one section to North American Occupational Safety & Health (NAOSH) and describes the advantages of membership in the CSSE (reductions in course costs, meetings with peers, subscription to various publications, etc.)
A non-profit trade association that promotes the appropriate development and application of all aspects of wind energy in Canada, including the creation of a suitable policy environment.
Provides a few examples of environments where ergonomics gives added value in relation to society’s evolution:
Also mentions some developments to be considered with respect to these environments, such as mechanization, human-computer interaction, insufficient exercise, etc.
Mentions the Society’s principal objectives, and mainly that of promoting the quality of the profession of occupational hygienist. States the areas of activity of occupational hygienists (research institutes, universities, government, etc.) and the code of ethics to be followed. Defines the procedures for submitting articles to the Journal for Applied Health & Safety Studies, whose content is mainly in Dutch.
Explains the criteria to be followed to obtain certification for the level considered (registered or facilitator) and encourages professionals in different fields to become members of the association: industry, agriculture, commerce, occupational health and safety, etc. Describes the content of the Ergonomics SA journal, which addresses the working conditions in South Africa and is distributed to members.
Defines the studies necessary to become an ergonomist, the continuing professional development available, as well as the basic training offered to certain professionals, as for example, osteopaths. Lists the procedures for becoming a member, its advantages, and the code of professional conduct to be followed.
Its goal is to bring together European researchers working in the development of cognitive ergonomics in order to develop a relationship between the cognitive sciences and technical information processing systems. Details the criteria for joining the Association’s three categories of membership. Provides press reviews related closely or remotely to this field. (Site access reserved in large part to the Association’s members.)
Summarizes the two types of possible memberships (corporate or individual) and the related advantages. Names all the corporate members of the Association as well as the organizations that sponsor its activities. Presents a list of courses and seminars offered. Presents the working groups and their main activities:
Devotes itself to the quantitative analysis of gait and other human movement, with particular emphasis on analyses with clinical applications. Describes the organization’s annual meeting and gives a summary of those that have already been held. Mentions the activities of the various committees (accreditation, awards, communications, education, membership, etc.)
Details the association’s origins and the types of members that make it up. Contains a discussion forum dealing with subjects such as worker protection on a golf course, musculoskeletal disorders, safe working cycles, etc. Provides a regularly updated list of health and safety news and an overview of the most recent developments in legislation.
Provides information on the annual meeting organized by the organization every year and the references for the conferences that were held in previous years. Devotes one section to more than 50 examples of bad ergonomics that occur in daily life. Offers services to members, mainly for job searches.
Lists the fields of research of the main technical groups:
Provides a list of the publications related to this field, devotes one section to students who want to orient their studies towards human factors, and provides the necessary information about the annual meeting.
Pursues the following objectives: encourages professional development, increases and improves memberships services, promotes the profession, represents the interests of its members to government and peak bodies, stimulates research and the application of ergonomics, etc. Presents the basics of ergonomics, details the list of certified members as well as the code of practice to which they must adhere.
Defines ergonomics, its structure focused on the individual, and its benefits. Indicates the society’s objectives, which consist of promoting the use of knowledge about ergonomics, of advancing research and education, as well as raising public awareness. Defines the criteria to be met to obtain certification, and presents a code of ethics inspired by that of the International Ergonomics Association.
Details the activities established in all the provinces and provides regional information on each. Has a database including the directory of available consultants and provides necessary information for personal or corporate membership in the Association. Promotes professional certification in ergonomics and provides the code of ethics.
Is a leader in technical fields, from computer engineering to biomedical technologies, and including telecommunications and electrical energy. Shares the regional activities organized on each continent with all members. Presents a virtual library containing thousands of recognized resources (journals and periodicals, monographs, conference proceedings, electronic products, etc.) Lists the technical societies and various councils that make up the IEEE:
Has more than 15000 members worldwide in 16 countries and works to meet their constantly evolving needs. Indicates the advantages of membership, namely continuing education and the opportunity to share their expertise with other professionals in their sector. Develops information sections adapted to each of the Institute’s interest groups:
Contains technical information on traffic calming, safety at intersections, transportation-related governmental affairs, etc. Proposes various professional development opportunities for the members as well as a few directories for finding forensic experts or consultants, among others.
Devotes one section to each of the groups sharing interest in the same field of expertise:
Offers a consulting service to clients who require occupational health and safety advice. Has a training network made up of more than 700 service providers and gives an overview of international initiatives.
Presents all the education programs offered in ergonomics worldwide. Provides a list of all the Association’s federated, affiliated and sustaining societies internationally. Offers an overview of the technical committees and the fields of research that they explore:
States the Institute’s objectives, which consist mainly of promoting research in accident prevention and occupational health as well as encouraging workers to adopt safe practices. Mentions the Affective Safety Management initiative, whose goal is to accelerate safety management learning techniques. Encourages organizations to share their achievements with equivalent bodies and presents the code of ethics to which the members must adhere.
Lists the Association’s member organizations and how to reach those in charge in each of the countries. Mentions the code of ethics that the members must adhere to and the activities organized for them (scientific conferences, occupational health cooperation program, international certification, etc.) Contains a discussion forum and online library.
Lists the tasks that are carried out to reduce weaknesses that lead to hazards in systems. Provides a list of the members who are involved in the organization. Brings together experts from a dozen countries working in environments such as insurance, research, various companies and who combine their efforts in the following fields:
Proposes a selection of software for analyzing movement, simulation, numerical analysis and signal processing. Lists the sources of funding and the criteria for biomechanics students who want to obtain a scholarship. Presents the curricula vitae of the researchers as well as their main fields of interest, which include:
Seeks the participation of members from several disciplines such as chemistry, biochemistry, biostatistics, toxicology, epidemiology, ecology, etc. Presents a list of the members of the different administration committees. Devotes one section to the ISEA’s by-laws and presents the awards that it gives every year to scientists.
Develops a partnership between scientists, engineers and researchers from different milieus in order to share discoveries resulting from research and development in new materials involving technology. Studies the structure and properties of materials in order to create new ones or to adapt the properties of existing materials to specific needs. Presents a list of upcoming conferences and the awards given to researchers who contribute to the evolution of science in this field. Invites the population to visit the interactive Strange Matter site, to discover the world of materials in an exceptional way through practical experience.
Promotes and advances scientific knowledge on microscopic imaging as well as on analysis and the diffraction techniques useful for elucidating the ultrastructure and function of materials. Reveals the organization’s main interest groups, including those on biomaterials and pharmaceutical products. Offers a discussion forum and some educational resources.
Defines the principles that govern the philosophy shared by all accident prevention managers as well as personnel who provide training in this field. Offers training sessions for obtaining one of the six levels of certification in the construction industries and business. Explains the requirements to be fulfilled by institutions that want to obtain NASP certification. Presents the scholarships available and some testimonials from former students who have followed the training.
Defines the different types of credentials offered by the Association and contains one section on continuing education. Takes a position on current subjects concerning the members and details the R&D programs sponsored by the NEHA:
Provides occupational health and safety qualifications for future professionals in this field such as managers wanting to take control of this reality in their work environment. Details the training offered in each of the regions of Great Britain and offers a large variety of documents that can be ordered, based on the users’ needs.
Promotes collaboration between member associations and individuals who work in ergonomics or are interested in it. Describes the society’s credibility and its role as international representative of the Nordic countries among the other professionals in the milieu. (More detail on the Norwegian part of the site.)
Presents the Association’s objectives, with one being to promote the study, evaluation and control of workplace stressors in order to maintain employee health and well-being. Lists the advantages offered to members, such as professional recognition, training, insurance, etc. Names the members of the board of directors and lists the winners of the Hugh Nelson Award since 1995. Defines occupational hygiene and provides access to a list of consultants in several areas of this field.
SAE International has more than 90,000 members - engineers, business executives, educators, and students from more than 97 countries - who share information and exchange ideas for advancing the engineering of mobility systems. SAE is your one-stop resource for standards development, events, and technical information and expertise used in designing, building, maintaining, and operating self-propelled vehicles for use on land or sea, in air or space.
Describes the training programs offered in ergonomics in the Francophonie (France, Belgium, Québec) and on each country’s characteristics. Describes all the activities supported by SELF, such as seminars, colloquia and working groups. Presents the charter of the conferences and a short history of the founding of the Society, which includes occupational physicians and working conditions engineers in its membership.
Presents the organization’s mission, which consists of improving employee well-being and work performance by promoting the science, practice and teaching of industrial and organizational psychology. Contains a discussion forum for members and explains the procedures and regulations to be followed to participate. Provides information on obtaining the exercise permit in industrial and organizational psychology. Proposes additional resources for instructors devoted to one of the following training modules:
Promotes the advancement and application of scientific research related to contaminants and other stressors in the environment. Promotes the use of science in environmental policy and decision-making. Presents the Society’s interest groups, which work mainly on contaminated soils, ecological risk assessment, and whole effluent toxicity. Orients its research in the following fields:
Its aim is to stimulate research and education in occupational medicine. Lists the Society’s interest groups, which operate mainly in the metal, railroad and food industries. Answers a few questions on the possibilities of careers in occupational medicine and presents a glossary of acronyms and abbreviations in this field. Suggests tools to help evaluate the practices of occupational physicians and explains the services offered to employers.
Brings together scientists and specialists from teaching institutions, government and industry to promote the acquisition and use of toxicological knowledge and to protect public health. Commitment to offering education in toxicology, and scholarships to students that distinguish themselves in this field. Describes the services offered to members and provides certain resources to the public, such as information on a career in toxicology or the teaching of this science in primary and secondary school. Invites students to take part in a forum on toxicology and explains the importance of animals in research.
Recommends that safety practitioners obtain their certification and explains how to follow this optional procedure whose purpose is to uniformize the profession’s standards and ethics. States the principles and code of conduct that govern the behaviour of occupational health and safety professionals. Lists all the types of membership possible for future members and offers several training sessions in safety management for safety practitioners.
The Trauma and PTSD website is dedicated to the advancement of research in traumatic stress by providing a forum where young professionals from around the world can work together and share knowledge about trauma issues. This website is also devoted to the development of an international network linking together young and more advanced researchers in PTSD.
Defends employees who are under a lot of pressure and who must work for long hours. Is interested in the phenomenon of the pension fund crisis and the rights of workers whose status is contractual or temporary. Addresses the question of balance between the requirements of employers and those of workers. Develops an information file (press releases, links, articles, etc.) for each of the subjects addressed on the site:
A worldwide network of decision-makers, researchers and professionals responsible for the prevention of accidents and trauma at work.