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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.

2020 Ergonomics Liberty Mutual Award Shortlisted Articles

2019Nicola 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 marching62910.1080/00140139.2019.1629638
2019Maral Babapour Chafi & Linda Rolfö Policies in Activity-based Flexible Offices -‘I am sloppy with clean-desking. We don’t really know the rules.’62110.1080/00140139.2018.1516805
2019S. J. Baltrusch, J. H. van Dieën, S. M. Bruijn, A. S. Koopman, C. A. M. van Bennekom & H. HoudijkThe effect of a passive trunk exoskeleton on metabolic costs during lifting and walking62710.1080/00140139.2019.1602288
2019Michael A. Greig, Judy Village, Shane M. Dixon, Filippo A. Salustri & W. Patrick NeumannAssessing human factors and ergonomics capability in organisations – the Human Factors Integration Toolset621010.1080/00140139.2019.1572228
2019P. A. HancockSome pitfalls in the promises of automated and autonomous vehicles62410.1080/00140139.2018.1498136
2019Dominique Larouche, Philippe Corbeil, Marie Bellemare, Marie Authier, Jérôme Prairie & Sandrine Hegg-DeloyeTo what extent do paramedics apply safe handling principles when transferring patients from stair chairs to stretchers?621010.1080/00140139.2019.1641629
2019Peter E. D. Love, Pauline Teo, Jim Smith, Fran Ackermann & Ying ZhouThe nature and severity of workplace injuries in construction: engendering operational benchmarking621010.1080/00140139.2019.1644379
2019Michael F. Rayo, Emily S. Patterson, Mahmoud Abdel-Rasoul & Susan D. Moffatt-BruceUsing timbre to improve performance of larger auditory alarm sets621210.1080/00140139.2019.1676473
2019Bernhard Schwartz, Jay M. Kapellusch, Arnold Baca & Barbara WessnerMedium-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 trial62610.1080/00140139.2019.1577497
2019John Taverniers & Joel SussA user-centred assessment of a less-lethal launcher: the case of the FN 303® in a high-pressure setting62910.1080/00140139.2019.1626916
2019Sarah E. Williams, Dawn M. Sarno, Joanna E. Lewis, Mindy K. Shoss, Mark B. Neider & Corey J. Bohil The psychological interaction of spam email features62810.1080/00140139.2019.1614681
2019Liyun Yang, Ke Lu, Mikael Forsman, Kaj Lindecrantz, Fernando Seoane, Örjan Ekblom & Jörgen EklundEvaluation of physiological workload assessment methods using heart rate and accelerometry for a smart wearable system62510.1080/00140139.2019.1566579

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.

2019Cheryl Haslam, Aadil Kazi, Myanna Duncan, Stacy Clemes & Ricardo TwumasiWalking Works Wonders: a tailored workplace intervention evaluated over 24 months62110.1080/00140139.2018.1489982
2019Ben R. Lane, Paul M. Salmon, Adrian Cherney, David Lacey & Neville A. StantonUsing the Event Analysis of Systemic Teamwork (EAST) broken-links approach to understand vulnerabilities to disruption in a darknet market62910.1080/00140139.2019.1621392
2019Paul M. Salmon & Gemma J. M. ReadMany model thinking in systems ergonomics: a case study in road safety62510.1080/00140139.2018.1550214

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