The Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors
The Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (IEHF - formerly The Ergonomics Society) is a United Kingdom-based professional society for ergonomists, human factors specialists, and those involved in user-centred design.
The society was officially created on 17 September 1949 at a meeting of a number of academics at the Admiralty in London. Among the founding members were Frederic Bartlett, Donald Broadbent, W. E. Hick, Alan Welford, and J. S. Weiner.
In 1957 it started to publish the periodical journal Ergonomics. In partnership with Taylor and Francis and Elsevier, the Institute now publishes the following journals: Ergonomics, Applied Ergonomics, Behaviour and Information Technology, Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, Work & Stress, Injury Control and Safety Promotion' and the Journal of Sports Sciences.
The Institute has a number Special Interest Groups (SIGs) for: Driving Ergonomics, Human-Computer Interaction, Healthcare Ergonomics, Sports Ergonomics, Nuclear Ergonomics, Occupational Safety and Motorcycle Ergonomics.
The IEHF has its offices in Loughborough. Following a meeting of the Privy Council on 27 May 2014, Her Majesty The Queen approved an Order granting a Royal Charter to the Institute, although this will not have legal status until sealed by the Crown Office at the House of Lords.
In 2008, to mark the journal's 50th year of publication, a special issue of "Ergonomics" (Volume 51, Number 1) was published, guest edited by Neville A. Stanton and Rob Stammers, covering the history of the society and including a re-print of the Ergonomics Research Society lecture given by Sir Frederick Bartlett in 1962.
- The Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors website
- Sir Frederic Bartlett award
- IEHF Awards & bursaries webpage
- IEHF Special Interest Groups webpage
- 65th Annual Report: 2014, Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors, Loughborough, p.13
- IEHF Councils & committees webpage
- New online directory of health and safety advisors
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