Harmonizing professional standards in ergonomics while recognizing diversity

Bullock M. (1995) Harmonizing professional standards in ergonomics while recognizing diversity. Ergonomics, 38 8: 1558-1570. doi:10.1080/00140139508925210

Author Bullock M.
Title Harmonizing professional standards in ergonomics while recognizing diversity
Journal name Ergonomics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1366-5847
Publication date 1995-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00140139508925210
Volume 38
Issue 8
Start page 1558
End page 1570
Total pages 13
Language eng
Subject 3307 Human Factors and Ergonomics
3612 Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
2209 Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
3200 Psychology
3202 Applied Psychology
Abstract High quality performance is an aspiration of all professions and processes of quality assurance are normally carefully defined. These include the design of educational programmes to ensure that graduates achieve a high standard of performance and are able to compete in the world market and meet consumers' needs; a method of evaluating the relevance and standard of that education; and a means of ensuring continuing competence in practice. The diversity of paths taken to become an ergonomist offers a challenge to ergonomics societies to define effective and equitable approaches to quality assurance. This paper advocates the definition of core ergonomics competencies as a linking resource for educational planning, accreditation processes and certification procedures. Such an approach could provide the basis for harmonization in the recognition of ergonomists with varying educational backgrounds, expertise and experience.
Keyword Certification
Competency standards
Quality assurance
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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