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IEA/Liberty Mutual Medal

About the prize

"Ergonomics celebrates another success, with an article from the journal winning the IEA/Liberty Mutual Medal for the third year running. The winning article will be free to access and available to everyone until December, 2020. The IEA/Liberty Mutual Medal was instituted in 1998 and consists of a plaque (certificate), medal, and monetary award. This medal recognizes outstanding original research leading to the reduction or mitigation of work-related injuries and/or to the advancement of theory, understanding, and development of occupational safety research. The winners are selected by an international review committee established by the IEA."


The journal Ergonomics is an international refereed publication, with a 60 year tradition of disseminating high quality research.

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Year Author(s) Article Volume Issue
2019 Ewart J. de Visser, Richard Pak & Tyler H. Shaw  From ‘automation’ to ‘autonomy’: the importance of trust repair in human–machine interaction 61 10
2018 Patrick G. Dempsey,Jonisha Pollard,William L. Porter,Alan Mayton,John R. Heberger,Sean Gallagher,Leanna Reardon &Colin G. Drury Development of ergonomics audits for bagging, haul truck and maintenance and repair operations in mining 60 12
2017 Stephen S. Bao,Jay M. Kapellusch,Andrew S. Merryweather,Matthew S. Thiese,Arun Garg,Kurt T. Hegmann & Barbara A. Silverstein Relationships between job organisational factors, biomechanical and psychosocial exposures 59 2

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