This page contains recommended government and non-government web sites and their descriptions related to the subject of ergonomics.
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The Computer/Electronic Accomodations 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.
The Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is committed to a four-pronged effort to address musculoskeletal disorders that includes: training, educational and outreach activities; study and analysis of work-related musculoskeletal disorders and methods to minimize or eliminate them, enforcement, and rulemaking.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health contains documents and products in the field of ergonomics.
The Department of Defense Ergonomics Working Group website will provide you with practical, user-friendly information on program development; organizational culture and change; metrics; program implementation and management; best practices; self assessments; cost benefit and return on investments; marketing and communication; ergonomic assessment tools, products, and intranet programs; workstation design; and research initiatives.
The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) 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 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.