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2020 Liberty Mutual Award

Shortlisted Articles

About the prize

This award recognises the paper published in the journal Ergonomics that best contributes to the advancement of the practice of ergonomics, as judged by the editors. The Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety and the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) established the Liberty Mutual Award to promote excellence in safety and health research.

The latest winning article will be made free to access for one year.

The winner of the 2020 Liberty Mutual Award will be announced at the CIEHF Annual Conference, 27-29 April 2020. The winning article will be made free to access for one year. 

Below are the shortlisted articles for the 2020 Award.

Year Author(s) Title Volume Issue DOI
2019 Nicola C. D. Armstrong, Amanda Ward, Mitch Lomax, Michael J. Tipton & James R. House. Wearing body armour and backpack loads increase the likelihood of expiratory flow limitation and respiratory muscle fatigue during marching 62 9 10.1080/00140139.2019.1629638
2019 Maral Babapour Chafi & Linda Rolfö Policies in Activity-based Flexible Offices -‘I am sloppy with clean-desking. We don’t really know the rules.’ 62 1 10.1080/00140139.2018.1516805
2019 S. J. Baltrusch, J. H. van Dieën, S. M. Bruijn, A. S. Koopman, C. A. M. van Bennekom & H. Houdijk The effect of a passive trunk exoskeleton on metabolic costs during lifting and walking 62 7 10.1080/00140139.2019.1602288
2019 Michael A. Greig, Judy Village, Shane M. Dixon, Filippo A. Salustri & W. Patrick Neumann Assessing human factors and ergonomics capability in organisations – the Human Factors Integration Toolset 62 10 10.1080/00140139.2019.1572228
2019 P. A. Hancock Some pitfalls in the promises of automated and autonomous vehicles 62 4 10.1080/00140139.2018.1498136
2019 Dominique Larouche, Philippe Corbeil, Marie Bellemare, Marie Authier, Jérôme Prairie & Sandrine Hegg-Deloye To what extent do paramedics apply safe handling principles when transferring patients from stair chairs to stretchers? 62 10 10.1080/00140139.2019.1641629
2019 Peter E. D. Love, Pauline Teo, Jim Smith, Fran Ackermann & Ying Zhou The nature and severity of workplace injuries in construction: engendering operational benchmarking 62 10 10.1080/00140139.2019.1644379
2019 Michael F. Rayo, Emily S. Patterson, Mahmoud Abdel-Rasoul & Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce Using timbre to improve performance of larger auditory alarm sets 62 12 10.1080/00140139.2019.1676473
2019 Bernhard Schwartz, Jay M. Kapellusch, Arnold Baca & Barbara Wessner Medium-term effects of a two-desk sit/stand workstation on cognitive performance and workload for healthy people performing sedentary work: a secondary analysis of a randomised controlled trial 62 6 10.1080/00140139.2019.1577497
2019 John Taverniers & Joel Suss A user-centred assessment of a less-lethal launcher: the case of the FN 303® in a high-pressure setting 62 9 10.1080/00140139.2019.1626916
2019 Sarah E. Williams, Dawn M. Sarno, Joanna E. Lewis, Mindy K. Shoss, Mark B. Neider & Corey J. Bohil The psychological interaction of spam email features 62 8 10.1080/00140139.2019.1614681
2019 Liyun Yang, Ke Lu, Mikael Forsman, Kaj Lindecrantz, Fernando Seoane, Örjan Ekblom & Jörgen Eklund Evaluation of physiological workload assessment methods using heart rate and accelerometry for a smart wearable system 62 5 10.1080/00140139.2019.1566579

The following excellent articles were also highlighted by the editors during the shortlisting but have been excluded from further consideration due to conflict of interest with the judges.

Year Author(s) Title Volume Issue DOI
2019 Cheryl Haslam, Aadil Kazi, Myanna Duncan, Stacy Clemes & Ricardo Twumasi Walking Works Wonders: a tailored workplace intervention evaluated over 24 months 62 1 10.1080/00140139.2018.1489982
2019 Ben R. Lane, Paul M. Salmon, Adrian Cherney, David Lacey & Neville A. Stanton Using the Event Analysis of Systemic Teamwork (EAST) broken-links approach to understand vulnerabilities to disruption in a darknet market 62 9 10.1080/00140139.2019.1621392
2019 Paul M. Salmon & Gemma J. M. Read Many model thinking in systems ergonomics: a case study in road safety 62 5 10.1080/00140139.2018.1550214

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