Preparedness and Pandemic


Preparedness and Pandemic: The role of human factors and ergonomics in responding to the Covid 19 healthcare emergency

4 March 2021 | 17:30 UTC

Human factors and ergonomics (HF/E) specialists have supported healthcare organizations in responding to the Covid 19 emergency in many ways. In particular, they have applied HF/E approaches and techniques in order to foster the strategic dimensions of preparedness. Quality and safety can be developed in support of the capacity of healthcare organizations to respond to crises such as Covid 19.


90 mins

Date and time

4 March 2021 – 1730 UTC


Program chairs

Sara Albolino (IEA Secretary General) and Michelle Robertson (IEA Executive Committee member)


Presentation of the webinar

Kathleen Mosier, USA (San Francisco State University and President of IEA)


Introduction of the topic

Giulio Toccafondi, Italy (Centre for Clinical Risk Management and Patient Safety Tuscany Region, Co-Chair IEA Healthcare Ergonomics Technical Committee)



Ian Findlay, South Africa (anaesthetist and ergonomist; representative of Ergonomics Society of South Africa)

Tommaso Bellandi, Italy (Department of Patient Safety, Northwest Healthcare Trust Tuscany and President of Italian Ergonomics and Human Factors Society—SIE)

Martha Patricia Caro Gutierrez and Leonardo Quintana, Colombia (Centro de Estudios de Ergonomía Departamento de Ingeniería Industrial Pontificia Universidad Javeriana)

Sylvia Pelayo, France (University Lille, CHU Lille; representative of Société d’Ergonomie de Langue Française—SELF)

Hosanna Rodriguez, Mexico (National Federation for Occupational Health; representative of La Unión Latinoamericana de Ergonomía—ULAERGO )


Questions and answers from the audience


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