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American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH)

6015 W. St. Joseph
Suite 102
Lansing, MI 48917-3980

voice: 517-321-2638
fax: 517-321-4624

ABIH is the certifying body for the Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Certified Associate Industrial Hygienist (CAIH), the premier occupational hygiene certifications in the world.


American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)

1330 Kemper Meadow Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45240

voice: 513-742-2020 (Customers/Members)
fax: 513-742-3355
Administrative Phone: 513-742-6163

ACGIH is a member-based organization that advances occupational and environmental health. Examples of this include our annual editions of the TLVs and BEIs and work practice guides in ACGIH's Signature Publications. For over 60 years, ACGIH has been respected for its dedication to the industrial hygiene and occupational health and safety industries. Our Board of Directors and Committees consist of members who strive to provide essential, cutting edge information to government, academia, and corporate facilities throughout America, Canada and countries abroad. This information is provided to members and others in the industry through ACGIH and AIHA's monthly peer-reviewed journal, the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (JOEH), and our professional conferences and seminars, as well as through our list of approximately 400 technical and scientific publications. With over 3,000 members throughout the world, ACGIH believes in its vision for tomorrow, and would like to offer you the opportunity to join us. To learn more about ACGIH membership, its benefits, and bylaws, visit our Membership page today.


American Industrial Hygiene Association

3141 Fairview Park Drive,
Suite 777
Falls Church, VA 22042

voice: +1 703-849-8888
fax: (703) 207-3561

The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) is one of the largest international associations serving the needs of occupational and environmental health and safety professionals practicing industrial hygiene in industry, government, labor, academic institutions, and independent organizations.


Board of Certification of Professional Ergonomics (BCPE)

PO Box 2811
Bellingham, WA 98227-2811

voice: 888.856.4685
fax: 866.266.8003

Established in 1990 as an independent nonprofit organization, the BCPE is the certifying body for individuals whose education and experience indicate broad expertise in the practice of human factors/ergonomics.


Board of Certification of Safety Professionals (BCSP)

2301 W. Bradley Avenue
Champaign, Illinois 61821

voice: +1 217-359-9263
fax: +1 217-359-0055

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) is recognized domestically and internationally by practitioners and stakeholders as the premier certification body for the highest quality of safety, health and environment (SH&E)-related certification products and services, dedicated to the protection of people, property, and the environment. BCSP is the premier certification body providing domestic and international credentialing services to practitioners, technologists, technicians, supervisors, and workers through its recognized excellence, financial strength, continuous improvement and accredited products and services by offering career advancement paths to those persons in safety, health, and environmental practitioners.


Ergonomics Society



ErgoWeb Inc.

1776 Park Avenue, 4-260
Park City, UT 84060

voice: 435-214-4150
fax: 866-264-0005
Toll Free: 888-ERGOWEB (888-374-6932)

Ergoweb, Inc. was established January 1, 1995 to commercialize industrial job assessment software then under development at the University of Utah. The privately held company has since grown to become a leading one-stop source for the ergonomics market, focusing primarily on physical ergonomics issues such as workplace and human centered equipment assessment and design. As a pioneering web site in the ergonomics category, quickly grew to be a focal point for the ergonomics industry, and remains the most popular ergonomics specific web site to this day. Responding to market demand, Ergoweb began publishing a variety of news and information resources to the ergonomics professional and applied communities, including case studies, a buyer’s guide, general topic web news, and detailed professional subscription based news. A discussion forum we began in 1994 continues to be the most popular and respected information sharing forum in the ergonomics industry.


FAA Human Factors Design Guide

U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration
800 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20591

voice: 1-866-TELL-FAA (1-866-835-5322)

The Human Factors Division (ANG-C1 - Human Factors) provides scientific and technical support for the civil aviation human factors research program and for human factors applications in acquisition, certification, regulation, and standards. It develops and assures implementation of human factors policies, regulations, programs, and procedures which promote the safety and productivity of the national airspace system. It also formulates and manages the aviation human factors research program and provides human factors support to acquisition and regulatory activities. The Program Director serves as the principal advisor to the Administrator on human factors. The Human Factors Division assists associate administrators, regional administrators, center directors, and heads of offices and services in coordinating support, expertise, and data to carry out assigned human factors functions and activities. The FAA Human Factors Policy Order 9550.8 establishes policy, procedures, and responsibilities for incorporating and coordinating human factors considerations in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs and activities to enhance aviation safety, capability, efficiency, and productivity.


Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

P.O. Box 1369
Santa Monica, CA 90406-1369

voice: +1 (310) 394-1811
fax: +1 (310) 394-2410

The Society's mission is to promote the discovery and exchange of knowledge concerning the characteristics of human beings that are applicable to the design of systems and devices of all kinds. The Society furthers serious consideration of knowledge about the assignment of appropriate functions for humans and machines, whether people serve as operators, maintainers, or users in the system. And, it advocates systematic use of such knowledge to achieve compatibility in the design of interactive systems of people, machines, and environments to ensure their effectiveness, safety, and ease of performance.


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International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH)

Via Fontana Candida 1
Monteporzio Catone, Rome, Italy I-00040

voice: +39 06 94 18 15 06
fax: +39 06 94 18 15 56

The International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) is an international non-governmental professional society whose aims are to foster the scientific progress, knowledge and development of occupational health and safety in all its aspects. It was founded in 1906 in Milan as the Permanent Commission on Occupational Health. Today, ICOH is the world's leading international scientific society in the field of occupational health with a membership of 2,000 professionals from 93 countries.


International Ergonomics Association

National Tsing Hua University
101, Sec. 2, Guang Fu Road
Hsinchu, Taiwan, ROC 30013

voice: +886-3-574-2649 (O)
fax: +886-3-572-6153

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.


Microsoft Accessibility Support

voice: 1-800-Microsoft (642-7676)

Microsoft is dedicated to developing technology that is useable and accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities. Learn about built-in accessibility features in Microsoft products that you can adjust to meet your needs and preferences.


National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR)

6100 Executive Blvd Room 2A03
MSC 7510
Rockville, Md 20852

voice: 301-402-4201
fax: 301-402-0832

The NCMRR aims to foster development of scientific knowledge needed to enhance the health, productivity, independence, and quality-of-life of people with disabilities. A primary goal of Center-supported research is to bring the health related problems of people with disabilities to the attention of the best scientists in order to capitalize upon the myriad advances occurring in the biological, behavioral, and engineering sciences. The NCMRR uses seven research priorities to help guide its research and research priorities.


National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

voice: (800-232-4636)
fax: 1-513-533-8347
TTY: (888) 232-6348

The mission of NIOSH is to generate new knowledge in the field of occupational safety and health and to transfer that knowledge into practice for the betterment of workers. To accomplish this mission, NIOSH conducts scientific research, develops guidance and authoritative recommendations, disseminates information, and responds to requests for workplace health hazard evaluations. NIOSH provides national and world leadership to prevent work-related illness, injury, disability, and death by gathering information, conducting scientific research, and translating the knowledge gained into products and services, including scientific information products, training videos, and recommendations for improving safety and health in the workplace.


National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR)

U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Mailstop PCP-6038
Washington, DC 20202

voice: 202-245-7640
fax: 202-245-7323
TTY: 202-245-7640
International fax only: 202-245-7633

The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) provides leadership and support for a comprehensive program of research related to the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities. All of our programmatic efforts are aimed at improving the lives of individuals with disabilities from birth through adulthood.


National Rehabilitation Information Center

8400 Corporate Drive
Suite 500
Landover, MD 20785

voice: 301/459-5900
fax: 301/459-4263
TTY: 301/459-5984 (TTY)
toll-free: 800/346-2742

NARIC began as a small collection of research reports housed in a one-room office at Catholic University. The core mission of the Center is to collect and disseminate the results of research funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Over a quarter of a century, that mission has expanded to providing information services and document delivery to the disability and rehabilitation communities across the United States. In 1982, we added information and referral services through a toll-free call center. In 1989, NARIC added an electronic bulletin board, facilitating access for libraries and research institutions. With the advent of the Internet, NARIC moved online in 1992 with a small website featuring static pages and directories. became fully interactive in 1995, moving REHABDATA online, followed by our other databases. We brought NARIC's resources into mailboxes around the world with REHABDATA Connection, a monthly alert service.


Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Avenue
Washington, D.C., 20210

voice: (800) 321-OSHA (6742)
TTY: 1-877-889-5627

With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.


Orthopaedic Section, American Physical Therapy Association, Inc.

2920 East Ave. South
Suite 200
La Crosse, WI 54601

voice: 608/788-3982
fax: 608/788-3965 (fax)
: 800/444-3982

The mission of the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association is to be the leading resource for orthopaedic physical therapy.


Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)

1700 N. Moore Street, Suite 1540
Arlington, VA 22209-1903

voice: 703/524-6686
fax: (703) 524-6630
TTY: 703/524-6639

RESNA, the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, is the premier professional organization dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of people with disabilities through increasing access to technology solutions. RESNA advances the field by offering certification, continuing education, and professional development; developing assistive technology standards; promoting research and public policy; and sponsoring forums for the exchange of information and ideas to meet the needs of our multidisciplinary constituency.


The University of Michigan Center for Ergonomics

1205 Beal Avenue
IOE Department
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

voice: (734) 763-2243
fax: (734) 764-3451

The University of Michigan Center for Ergonomics is dedicated to furthering knowledge about how humans perform and interact in all settings including work, transportation, defense, daily living, study and leisure. For nearly 50 years, Center for Ergonomics research has lead to a better understanding of work-related musculoskeletal disorders and principles of human-centered technologies and man-machine interaction. This work has provided a foundation for: models of human biomechanics; models and methods to analyze and support perceptual and cognitive work; and methods to analyze and design jobs for control of musculoskeletal disorders. This klnowledge is used by a multitude of professionals to design safe and productive human environments.



5 Penn Plaza
New York, NY 10001

voice: 212-629-2100
Searching ThomasNet: 1-800-699-9822

Thomas Register is the most comprehensive online resource for finding companies and products manufactured in North America.


Univeristy of Michigan Rehabilitation Engineering research Center, Ergonomic Solutions for Employment

Industrial & Operations Engineering
1205 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2117

voice: 734-764-6473
fax: 734-764-3451

The overall goal of this RERC is to prevent disability associated with musculoskeletal disorders and aging.


We Media

1801 Reston Parkway
Suite 300
Reston, VA 20190

voice: (703) 880-2659

Led by founders Andrew Nachison and Dale Peskin, We Media has helped many of the world’s largest media, technology and marketing companies, NGOs, universities and philanthropies understand digital business opportunities, implement empowering technologies, address cultural change and develop new approaches to their strategic, creative and social challenges. We’ve also informed and inspired some of the world’s newest and shrewdest media-tech entrepreneurs.


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