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From the Editor

I write this From the Editor in Seattle, Washington, USA, while attending the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society’s (HFES) 63rd annual international conference. Over 1500 scientists, practitioners and students were in attendance. We chose to celebrate the 30th anniversary of WORK at the conference with a banner, the distribution of thermo lunch bags and a poster in the HFES Fellows poster session.

For our 30th anniversary, WORK has a new engaging website: Please check the website often for the latest news from the WORK community, content updates from WORK and blogs on various aspects of work. Valerie Rice is moderating a blog on mindfulness; Jennifer Long is moderating a blog on vision and Kaitlin Olivieri is moderating a blog on Apps. We welcome your ideas on other topics for blogs; perhaps you’d like to moderate one?

This issue of WORK contains 19 articles on a variety of topics such as: burn out, exercise-based prevention program, a pedometer worksite intervention, self-directing return-to-work, HIV disclosure in the workplace among other topics.

In addition, we have three articles in our monthly section on Ergonomics in a Global World which are presentations from the 2018 International Ergonomics Association (IEA) Congress. These articles are: Ergonomics in the Future World: a perspective from Australia and New Zealand, Professionals working in operating rooms, and The importance of including the position and viewing direction when measuring and assessing the office worker’s lighting conditions.

We hope that you are enjoying the Learn at WORK webinar series. Here is the list of the 2020 Learn at WORK webinars:

January 29, 2020 from 1-2pmEST

A Bird’s Eye View of Driving Safety Culture: Truck Drivers Perceptions of Unsafe

Presenter: Garry Gray, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology. University of Victoria; e-mail: | website:


February 26, 2020 from 1pm-2pmEST

A Job Task Analysis for Technicians in the Offshore Wind Industry

Presenter: Gemma Milligan E-mail: .


March 25, 2020 from 1pm-2pmEST

Factors influencing ergonomists’ use of observation-based risk-assessment tools

Presenters: Dr. Kristina Eliasson & Dr. Tersia Nyman


April 1, 2020 from 1pm-2pmEST

How to integrate ergonomics into Product Design through the UCD approach

Presenter: Dr. Reinert E-mail: .


May 13, 2020 from 1pm-2pmEST

Workplace Discrimination for Persons with Hearing Loss: Before and After the 2008 ADA Amendments Act

Presenter: Brian McMahon E-mail: .


June 10, 2020 from 11am-12pmEST

Gender and Stress-Buffering of Social Capital toward Depression among Precarious Workers in South Korea

Presenter: Dr. Park & Dr. Oh E-mail: .


July 8, 2020 from 1pm-2pmEST

A Conceptual Framework to Promote Career Development for Vocational Rehabilitation Consumers with Traumatic Brain Injuries

Presenter: David Strauser E-mail: .


August 5, 2020 from 1pm-2pmEST

Does Objectively Measured Prolonged Standing for Desk Work Result in Lower Ratings of Perceived Low Back Pain than Sitting? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Presenter: Diana Decarvalho E-mail: .


September 9, 2020 from 1pm-2pmEST

Millennial Preferences in Training Messages: The Role of Teamwork and Corporate Social Responsibility to WORK

Presenter: Diana Schwerha E-mail: & Tyler Clark E-mail: .


October 14, 2020 from 1pm-2pmEST

Development of an online digital resource accessible for students with visual impairment or blindness: challenges and strategies

Presenter: Dr. Almeida, E-mail: .


If you missed any of the Learn at WORK webinars, you can find the recordings at the Learn at WORK YouTube channel:

As always, I welcome hearing from you.