October 28, 2021
Society News
Less than Two Weeks Until the ErgoX 2021 Virtual Symposium
Join HFES, November 8 – 10, 2021 for ErgoX, a virtual event that will take a deep dive in delivering practical, usable, and evidence-based solutions to the challenges faced by ergonomists, risk managers, and health and safety specialists. Centered around three tracks – exoskeletons, robotics, and cybersecurity – ErgoX will apply the latest ergonomics science to workplace health, safety, wellness, and injury-prevention issues across a variety of domains and settings.
Register for the entire Symposium or take advantage of our single day registration and select the track that best matches your interests.
Schedule at a Glance
November 8 - 10, 2021
Monday, November 8
Tuesday, November 9
Wednesday, November 10

Thank you to our Gold Level Sponsor, Liberty Mutual, for their contributions to the 2021 ErgoX Virtual Symposium.
Submit Your National Ergonomics Month Contest Entry by November 1

HFES and the National Ergonomics Month (NEM) Committee are accepting entries for our National Ergonomics Month Contest. New in 2021, we're featuring three contests:
Back to the Future: What Did We Leave Behind, and Where are We Going?”
Participants should provide a snapshot of how life, education, healthcare, work industry, community and/or innovation has evolved in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, and what they believe are the HF/E implications as we approach new national and global normals.
Spotlight on Healthcare Industry Application
Clinicians work tirelessly to care for patients. There are many opportunities to continue applying HF/E principles and awareness in the healthcare industry to further patient and provider safety. Participants should demonstrate, describe, or illustrate HF/E applications to address challenges in healthcare.

K-12 HF/E Activities Booklet Creation
The University of Rhode Island (URI) Sustainable Innovative Solutions (SIS) Lab, in collaboration with the NEM Committee, created activities for K-12 students to explore human factors and ergonomics. We invite HF/E professionals and students to participate in the creation of these activities. Use the template provided to create and share your own activities. 
Submissions are due by Monday, November 1, 2021. View this page for more details.
Career Opportunities Webinar: Air Force Research Laboratory

Monday, November 1, 2021 | 2:00 pm ET

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) leads the discovery, development and delivery of warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace forces. We’re pushing the boundaries and creating a new tomorrow through unparalleled research.

Join a complimentary 60-minute career webinar with AFRL branch chiefs and hiring managers to learn more about open positions (recruiting for psychology, human factors, engineering positions now through Hirethon). You will have the opportunity to ask questions during the Q&A segment of the webinar.
Featured Speakers:
  • Terry Stanard, PhD | Section Chief, Multi-Source Analysis, Airman Systems Directorate
  • Jennifer R. Brown | Chief, Sensory Systems Branch
  • Timothy S. Webb, PhD | Chief, Collaborative Interfaces & Teaming Branch
  • Chris Brill, PhD | Core Research Area (CRA) Lead, Collaborative Interfaces and Teaming Branch
Membership Dues Renewal for 2022
It’s not too early to renew your membership in HFES for another year! Current members who login in to their accounts will see a yellow “Renew” button on the right-hand side of the account Overview page. Take advantage of limited time discounted rates and save $15 by renewing early.
We will issue each member tailored emails with convenient login-free access to their renewal page soon but all members are welcome to login now to renew – especially if you wish to use funds remaining in your 2021 budget!
We would be grateful for our members to consider Contributing or Supporting membership when they renew. These programs provide special recognition and are valuable to HFES in helping us advance our mission. And please do not forget to renew your Technical Group membership or even consider joining a new TG. 
There will be many exciting offerings and educational activities at HFES in 2022. Don’t miss out! Be sure to renew to remain a member of HFES.
Submit Your International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care mHealth Student App Design Competition Intent to Participate Forms

This is a friendly reminder that the notice of intent to participate in mHealth App Design Competition is due October 29, 2021.

Students are invited to submit an application for the mHealth App Design Competition in conjunction with the 2022 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care, March 20-23, 2022.

We request faculty members to distribute this call to your students and encourage them to apply. Selected finalist teams will receive an honorarium ($200) and have the opportunity to present their ideas before a panel of judges at the Symposium. The winning team will receive an additional $500 prize.

Please refer to this call for additional details. 

If you have questions, please reach out to either Dr. Sudeep Hegde or Dr. Kathryn Tippey.
Senate Releases Nine Remaining FY 2022 Appropriations Bills
The Senate Appropriations Committee released its nine remaining fiscal year (FY) 2022 appropriations bills on October 18. While the Senate bills, like the House bills, boost funding for major programs, they still fall short of the funding increases proposed in the Biden Administration’s FY 2022 budget request. The Senate funding levels, for the most part, are below those proposed by the House. Of the nine released bills, below are highlights of appropriations bills and programs most relevant to HFES.
Join HFES’s Disability/Chronic Illness (DCI) Affinity Group Q4 Meeting

Mark your calendars for our Q4 Disability/ Chronic Illness (DCI) Affinity Group Meeting! If you self-identify as a person with a (Dis)ability / Chronic Illness, please join our meeting as we aim to stay connected. This event will take place Tuesday, November 16 at 4:00 pm EST.

DCI Affinity Group's meeting will be equipped with live captioning. Click here if you need additional information.

Join DCI's AG Community here. DCI advocates and allies are also welcomed. There is no cost to become a member of an HFES affinity group. If you have any questions or suggestions before this meeting, please contact our DCI AG's Chair, Dr. Rose Figueroa
ANSI/HFES 400-2021 Standard
In September 2021, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) formally approved a newly developed standard: ANSI/HFES 400-2021, Human Readiness Level Scale in the System Development Process. This standard defines the nine levels of the Human Readiness Level (HRL) scale and provides guidance for their application in the context of systems engineering and human systems integration processes. The HRL scale complements and supplements the existing Technology Readiness Level (TRL) scale in order to evaluate, track, and communicate the readiness of a technology or system for safe and effective human use.

The standard is available free of charge to both HFES members and non-members through the HFES online store.
Enhance Your Knowledge Through the HFES Learning Center

Our wide-ranging library includes online educational activities across the spectrum of human factors and ergonomics aimed at improving your knowledge and practice, many of which are complimentary and a benefit of membership in the Society.  

This online resource will help you to find new knowledge points based on your areas of interest, and help you record your progress as you work your way through session and recording packages. 

Additional features include recorded sessions from previous years’ HFES meetings and symposia, webinars featuring experts sharing their latest research and works, DEI webinars and other on-demand learning opportunities to enhance your skills, advance your career and maintain your professional certifications.
Industry News
Calling all Students: Apply for the Lifesavers Traffic Safety Scholars Program

The 2022 Lifesavers Traffic Safety Scholars (TSS) Program provides awards of up to $1,000 to undergraduate and graduate students to help defray the cost of attending the Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities, in Chicago, Illinois, March 13-15. Scholars will also earn a Lifesavers Conference Accreditation Letter and service credits toward the Presidential Volunteer Service Award Program.

You must be a student enrolled on a full- or part-time basis at an accredited college or university during the Fall 2021/Spring 2022 academic year and fully complete and submit the online application on the Lifesavers website, on or before midnight, November 12, 2021. Previous TSS applicants and recipients may apply. Note: You must still be a student during the Spring 2022 semester to qualify.
Foundation for Professional Ergonomics (FPE) Impact Grants
The Foundation for Professional Ergonomics (FPE) is pleased to announce the availability of the FPE Impact Grants that aim to support small projects in the quest of developing professional ergonomics around the world. The funding preference will be given, but not limited to, applicants from the developing countries (as defined by United Nations) or proposals that help develop or grow professional ergonomics in the developing countries. 
The FPE Impact Grants are intended as seed funding for small (pilot) projects that could potentially lead to but are not required, more extensive funding opportunities from other sources in the future. The expected budget of a single proposal should be between $500 and $2,000 and must not exceed $2,500 USD.
The deadline for submission is November 15, 2021, with awards given before the end of the year on December 31, 2021. The general format for proposals can be downloaded at here.
Send proposals to Waldemar Karwowski or Harvey Cohen.
Member News
HFES Members in the News

HFES wants to promote the important achievements of our members in the bi-weekly Bulletin. Appropriate topics include research milestones or other significant achievements, professional accolades, awards or recognitions, promotions or new positions, and similar professionally-oriented topics. If you would like to share news with the HFES community, please fill out the form. 

Additionally, if you are made aware of the passing of any members of HFES, please let us know. Contact HFES Executive Director Steven Kemp at [email protected].
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