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Call For Entries — IEA Awards 2005

The International Ergonomics Association (IEA) has announced its call for entries for the 2005 IEA/Liberty Mutual Prize and for its annual IEA Fellow Award.

Since 1998, the IEA/Liberty Mutual Prize in Occupational Safety and Ergonomics has annually recognized outstanding original research leading to the reduction or mitigation of work-related injuries and/or the advancement of theory, understanding, and development of occupational safety research.

Previous Prize winners have focused on topics including Behavior Change Versus Culture Change: Divergent Approaches to Managing Workplace Safety (2004); Kinematic Compromise Predicts Spine Loading in Low Back Pain Patients During Lifting (2003); Sizing and Fit of Fall-Protection Harnesses (2002); Behavioral Accident Avoidance Science: Understanding and Assessing Response in Accident Incipient Conditions (2001); Alternative Keyboard for Typists with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (2000); Safety in Health Services with Particular Reference to the Handling of Cytotropic Drugs (1999); and A Macroergonomic Approach to Reducing Work-Related Injuries (1998).

The 2005 Award recipient will receive a prize of $5000, and will automatically be put in contention for the 2006 Liberty Mutual Medal to be awarded during the IEA Triennial Congress for the best of the 2004, 2005 and 2006 prize winners. Deadline for entry for the 2005 IEA/Liberty Mutual Prize in Occupational Safety and Ergonomics is April 15, 2005.

Additionally, the IEA is also accepting nominations for its 2005 IEA Fellow Award; deadline for nominations is May 15, 2005. For more information on both the IEA/Liberty Mutual Prize and the IEA Fellow Award, and to download applications, visit the IEA’s website at