French Speaking Ergonomics Society

The French Speaking Ergonomics Society was founded in 1963.
SELF is an affiliate member of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA), a federation of the world's ergonomics societies.

Chair: Véronique POETE
Secretary General: Gabin GINDRO
Treasurer – internet delegate: Eric LIEHRMANN
Vice President (Internal affairs): Fabrice BOURGEOIS
Vice President (International affairs): Julien NELSON

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Active FEES membership

About SELF, French Speaking Ergonomics Society
The Society’s mission is to promote the practice of, research in and teaching of ergonomics in France and at an international level (in francophone countries). It argues for the use of ergonomics in order to design usable and efficient products and interactive systems, to ensure occupational safety and health, and to optimize overall system reliability and performance.

Currently, the society has 2 standing committees:
The History Committee purpose is to foster preservation and interpretation of the history of ergonomics in francophone countries. Its work consists mainly in collecting historical information.
The Work-Risk Prevention committee focuses on the role of ergonomics in the prevention of occupational risks and promotes the exchange and dissemination of information concerning this topic.

The society has 657 members in France and other Francophone countries (282 full members, 265 affiliate members, 82 student affiliate members, 21 honour members, 7 sustaining members). Its members include ergonomists, occupational health physicians, psychologists, engineers, designers, and scientists, all of whom have a common interest in designing systems and equipment to be safe and effective for the people who operate and maintain them.
Members are employed in industries, universities and colleges, government agencies, consulting firms, public utilities, and other settings.
SELF has different categories of membership:
Full Member
Any person who fulfils two of the following criteria shall be eligible to become a full member of the Society: the person has a degree in ergonomics from an accredited college or university, he/she has a number of full-time years of applicable experience in human factors work or in teaching, she/she has contributed to the development of ergonomics. Full membership requires two endorsers that are already full members. Full Members may vote and hold office in the SELF’s board.
Affiliate Member
Any person who is interested in ergonomics, but who does not qualify for Full Member shall be eligible to become an Affiliate of the Society. Affiliate Members cannot vote, hold office, or represent themselves as full Members of the Society.
Student Affiliate Member
Any person who is enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college or university shall be eligible to become a Student Affiliate of the Society. Student Affiliate membership requires an endorser: a faculty member from the student's institution.
Honour member
Those who had significantly contributed to the development of ergonomics.
Sustaining Member
Corporate sustaining membership is available to companies and institutions interested in supporting the profession and the Society.