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Written by: Kent Hatcher on January 26th, 2009

The world continues to buzz about the power of social networking sites, blogs, online forums and other internet-based groups that promote communities of shared knowledge, ideas and opinions.  Would it surprise you to know that there is a Facebook™ group called "Ergonomists of the World"?  Created a few years ago, this group has more than 300 members and is comprised of Health, Safety, Human Factors and Ergonomics Professionals and Researchers from around the world. 

Also, the ever growing LinkedIn online community has excellent groups of Ergonomics, H&S, and Human Factors Professionals. If you are on LinkedIn, we suggest you check out the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society group.  You may find several Humantechers there as participants and contributors! 

In keeping with the theme of promoting communities of shared knowledge, we encourage everyone to take advantage of these resources – start by checking out these two groups. If you know of any other such groups, please feel free to share them.

Contributed by Kevin Perdeaux

2 responses to “Using social networking sites to share ergo knowledge”

  1. Dan says:

    This are certainly resources I use and direct people to when they have need of information!

  2. Alec says:

    I couldn’t agree more with your effort to spread the word about how beneficial ergonomics are. Speaking from my area of expertise (office seating), it is amazing how many people think chairs are the ergonomic solve all solution. We try to promote the importance of ergo accessories as much as we can through all “areas” of the net – although I am not a certified ergonomist, I look forward to joining your groups and your cause!

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