ESSA was formally established in 1985.  The comprehensive history of the Society is available here.  Members of the organization come from a number of different disciplines and areas of ergonomics.  Membership is encouraged from:  academics and all those involved in sectors of industry, agriculture, commerce, occupational health and indeed all working environments.


All members are encouraged to be active participants;  please send your achievements and activities within your personal areas.  If you have any problems or queries send them through and let's see where we can help.  


The ESSA banking details are as follows:

Ergonomics Society of South Africa

First National Bank, Grahamstown

Branch Code: 210717

Account No: 55850007079

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All members will receive newsletters plus the ergonomicsSA journal.  For both of these we need input from YOU. We will also keep you informed of international activities and forthcoming events/conferences.

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