Germany Gesellschaft für Arbeitswissenschaft

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President and concil member IEA:
Prof. Dr. habil. Oliver Straeter, University Kassel, Work and Organizational Psychology.

Vice Presidents:
Prof. Dr.-Ing Martin Schmauder, University of Dresden.
Prof. Dr. habil. Uta Wilkens, Ruhr-University Bochum.

Secretary general and Treasure : Prof. Dr. Rolf Ellegast, German Social Accident Insurance, Email:

Active FEES membership

About the GfA
The “Gesellschaft für Arbeitswissenschaft” (GfA) supports and fosters the topic of Human Factors and Ergonomics in the German-speaking area as well as at European and international level. It aims at a healthy, safe and efficient live- and working environment by means of interdisciplinary research and design.
Together with its members and network partners, it addresses all people designing work and seeks for high societal impact. Key-value of GfA is a strong integration of science, social partners, practitioners and decision-makers.
The (working) society is subject to continuous change, which requires an appropriate development of Ergonomics/Human Factors. GfA iterates societal and technological changes and adapts its mission to actual issues in work design. It supports the transfer of ergonomic knowledge by appropriate platforms (e. g. congresses, workshops, publications, clearinghouses, consultation, job fairs).
GfA develops and guarantees professional standards by participating in various standardization processes, as a German partner for the certification as a European Ergonomist and by providing secured knowledge on ergonomics.

The GfA publishes the journal "Zeitschrift für Arbeitswissenschaft" with Springer and actually has about 460 members.