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Developing the Human Factors/Ergonomics Discipline to Support Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
SessionGS3 - Developing the Human Factors/Ergonomics Discipline to Support Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Virtual Program Session
DescriptionHuman Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) is recognized as crucial to addressing societal challenges that are systemic in nature, including issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. The Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) recently issued a guidance outlining how HFE can help address DEI issues, in line with the Annual Meeting activities organized by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Diversity and Inclusion Committee since 2016. This panel brings together the author of the CIEHF report, a former President of CIEHF and two HFES members to discuss DEI issues in HFE science HFE. The goal of this session is to identify needs and opportunities within HF/E to directly support DEI initiatives and approaches, both within and external to our disciplinary societies. This is an interactive session between the attendees guided by the panelists.