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Indian Society of Ergonomics (SEI)

Website : http://www.ise.org.in/



President
Dr. A. K. Ganguli
41 Creek Row
Kolkata - 700 014, INDIA
Tel: +91 (033) 2264 3585 (Res)
akganguli @ rediffmail.com

Vice President
Dr. Dhurjati Majumdar
Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences Brgd. S K Mazumdar
Road Delhi - 110 054, INDIA
Tel: +91 (011) 2393 5745
Fax: +91 (011) 2391 4790
majum55 @ yahoo.com

Vice President
Dr. Debkumar Chakrabarti
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati Guwahati - 781 039, INDIA
Tel: +91 (0361) 2690321-328, ext. 2140
debkumarchakrabari @ yahoo.com

General Secretary
Dr. P. C. Dhara
Dept. of Human Physiology with Community Cell Vidyasagar University
Midnapore - 721 102, INDIA
prakashcdhara @ gmail.com

Treasurer
Dr. Chandan Kumar Pradhan
Regional Occupational Health Centre (E)
Block DP, Sector V
Salt Lake, Kolkata - 700 091, INDIA
Tel: +91 (033) 2367 4390
Fax: +91 (033) 2367 6683
ckpradhan.ise @ gmail.com


Recent Activities

As of July 2018, the ISE has 477 members. The background of the members is very widely varied, the top three being Ergonomics teaching, research and practice (19%), Engineering (mainly production and agricultural) (19%) and Physio-therapists (19%). Members from defence and design are about 5% each. The ISE is now concentrating on alliance partnerships, for example with the national occupational health and safety professional associations. For communication among members and also the public, apart from the quarterly Newsletters, a LinkedIn page has been formed. Globally, ISE is part of ACED and BRICS networks, and efforts are being made establish a local informal network with ergonomists from Bangladesh and SriLanka where no formal ergonomics societies exist. Ergonomics education and certification have been identified as the two focus areas. ISE has entered into collaboration to associate with an existing online Dental Ergonomics course – where ISE will provide the inputs to upgrade and maintain the technical quality and assessment process. The intention is to leverage this for starting an online General Ergonomics course with rigorous quality controls and with the syllabus aligned to the proposed IEA certification criteria. At present there is no stand-alone ergonomics course in the country, and satisfactory completion of this course might be accepted as fulfillment of entry level academic requirements for the certification process. ISE is working closely with the IEA, ACED, and BRICS in the area of certification systems development. ISE is strongly represented on the Ergonomics Committee of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), which is a mirror committee of ISO-TC159, and is involved in adopting and issuing Indian standards and is also a participating member for ISO ergonomics standards development and modification. The annual conference of the ISE (HWWE) was held in Aligarh, in the state of UP. About 300 delegates participated in the conference, including international delegates and guests from the IEA. Best paper awards at different levels (sponsored by Springer Nature) were presented. Today, the HWWE proceedings represent a status report on Indian Ergonomics. HWWE 2018 will be held in December in the southern coastal city Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).



Newsletter - July - September 2018

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