PSHFES is a non-profit organization associated with the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and serves the needs of Puget Sound business and human factors and ergonomics practitioners. All funding for our chapter is generated via the chapter's membership dues and activities.

We're Looking for New Talent

The PSHFES Council has openings for the following 2015 positions: Click the links above to view the position descriptions.

Contact Janet Delapp for more information.


Puget Sound Ergonomist of 2014

Lynda Enos was honored with the 11th Annual PSHFES Ergonomics Professional of the Year Award.

Past Ergonomists of the Year



 Leslie Pickett

 Janet Peterson

 Susan Murphey
2010  Pete Johnson
2009  Stephen Bao
2008  Rick Goggins
 Rich Gardner
2006  Barbara Silverstein
2005  Bruce Coulter
 Kate Stewart
18 Sep 2015 11:00 AM • The Westin Hotel-Pike Room, 1900 5th Ave, Seattle WA
25 Sep 2015 8:00 AM • Salty's-Alki in Seattle, WA

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I hope everyone is enjoying their nice and hot summer.

Our 2015 Ergonomics Symposium is now open for registration, as can be seen on this webpage. Miriam Joffe and her committee have done a great job of pulling in dynamic speakers for the topic of “Inclusive Design”. Gayna Williams has agreed to be the Keynote Speaker. As keynote, Ms. Williams will discuss inclusive design from a product development and end-user side. Please take a look at the agenda by clicking on the link and sign up.  

The NW Trek event on May 16th was a very nice outing for a few members and their families. The most interesting part was the bears. The park staff  set up a campsite, with tents, picnic items, food, etc… in the bear’s area and then we all sat back and watched as the bears literally destroyed everything; in some cases to get to the food but in other cases because it was just good fun.  We came back after our tram ride to see the all damage done.  It took them just a few hours to make shambles out of everything. It made for an interesting spectacle while teaching the importance of securing your food!  

The next event Celeste McLaughlin is setting up will be at Humanscale in Seattle. They will host a “Lunch and Learn” featuring Vincent Wang, MS, CPE, as the speaker.  This event will be on July 24th (Friday) from 11:00-2:00. So hold the date; sign up will be posted soon.  

I would like to take a moment and report on what is happening with the HFES and the chapters. Our quarterly phone meetings with Camille Peres, (who sits on the Finance and Budget Committee at HFES) have focused on how HFES can help smaller chapters and members with better educational opportunities. The idea is for all members to be able to obtain access to some events put on by the more robust chapters. Members (some without chapters) would be encouraged to meet as a group and, as a group, access an educational event virtually. HFES would help with the virtual piece. All the technical aspects still need to be ironed out but many chapters are willing to participate.  The other outreach effort HFES is attempting is to offer more “regional meetings” in the future, so members, particularly those that are not associated with a chapter have more educational opportunities.  I will keep you posted about these efforts.

In the meantime, enjoy your summer and be sure to sign up the the Symposium.

Thank you.

Janet DeLapp

PSHFES President




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