Human Factors Engineering Lab publication awarded 2020 Liberty Mutual Award for contribution to the field of ergonomics
A paper from the Human Factors Engineering Lab at Ryerson University written by Michael Greig (former PhD student, now Research Associate), Judy Village (former PhD student and ACE president), Shane Dixon (former postdoctoral fellow), and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department Professors Filippo Salustri and W. Patrick Neumann was recently awarded the 2020 Liberty Mutual Award for a 2019 article published in the prestigious journal Ergonomics. The award was presented April 29, 2020 at the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) annual conference. The conference this year, Ergonomics & Human Factors 2020 / ODAM 2020, was a virtual conference held jointly with the Organisational Design and Management technical committee of the International Ergonomics Association.
The Liberty Mutual Award is given yearly to an article published in the journal Ergonomics in the previous year that “best contributes to the advancement of the practice of ergonomics”. The award, judged by the journal’s editors, was established by the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety and the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors to “promote excellence in safety and health research”.
The paper, titled “Assessing human factors and ergonomics capability in organisations – the Human Factors Integration Toolset” describes the development of a tool that allows an organisation to assess its level of human factor and ergonomics integration and maturity. The paper is available for free download at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00140139.2019.1572228. The Human Factors Integration Toolset is available for download at: https://www.researchgate.net/project/Human-Factors-Integration-Toolset. Anyone interested in research involving the tool should contact Patrick Neumann – firstname.lastname@example.org or Michael Greig – email@example.com.
This is the second time that a paper from the Human Factors Engineering Lab has won the Liberty Mutual Award. A paper written by Judy Village, Michael Greig, Filippo Salustri, Saeed Zolfaghari and W. Patrick Neumann, titled “An ergonomics action research demonstration: integrating human factors into assembly design processes” received the award in 2015. The Ryerson team is the first ever to win the Liberty Mutual Award twice since the award was established in 2005