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Standardization in the field of ergonomics/human factors for anthropometry and biomechanics, including measurement methods for the human body, evaluation methods for working postures, physical performance and strength, and the ergonomic procedures needed to apply them.

Recommendations are made for terminology, methodology and the collection of ergonomics/human factors data for the purpose of realizing human safety, health and wellbeing, as well as increasing work efficiency and usability.

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27
published ISO standards *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 159/SC 3

12
ISO standards under development *

under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 159/SC 3

24
Participating members
12
Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 159/SC 3/WG 1   Anthropometry Working group
ISO/TC 159/SC 3/WG 4   Human physical strength: manual handling and force limits Working group
Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 159/SC 3

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 159/SC 3:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 24 Computer graphics, image processing and environmental data representation ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 8 Ships and marine technology ISO
ISO/TC 22/SC 36 Safety and impact testing ISO
ISO/TC 22/SC 39 Ergonomics ISO
ISO/TC 23 Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry ISO
ISO/TC 23/SC 3 Safety and comfort ISO
ISO/TC 94 Personal safety -- Personal protective equipment ISO
ISO/TC 101 Continuous mechanical handling equipment [STANDBY] ISO
ISO/TC 106 Dentistry ISO
ISO/TC 127 Earth-moving machinery ISO
ISO/TC 127/SC 2 Safety, ergonomics and general requirements ISO
ISO/TC 133 Clothing sizing systems - size designation, size measurement methods and digital fittings ISO
ISO/TC 136 Furniture ISO
ISO/TC 137 Footwear sizing designations and marking systems ISO
ISO/TC 199 Safety of machinery ISO

 

Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 159/SC 3

ISO/TC 159/SC 3 can access the documents of the committees below:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 23/SC 3 Safety and comfort ISO
ISO/TC 94 Personal safety -- Personal protective equipment ISO
ISO/TC 122 Packaging ISO
ISO/TC 133 Clothing sizing systems - size designation, size measurement methods and digital fittings ISO
ISO/TC 199 Safety of machinery ISO
ISO/TC 314 Ageing societies ISO

 

Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)
Acronym Title Category
IEA - ergonomics International Ergonomics Association A
RI Rehabilitation International A
SBS - Small Business Standards Small Business Standards A
WDO World Design Organization A
WHO World Health Organization A

Organizations in liaison (Category C)

C liaisons participate at the level of a Working Group

Acronym Title Category
SOPHIA Socio-Physical Interaction Skills for Cooperative Human-Robot Systems in Agile Production C

ISO/TC 159/SC 3 - Secretariat

JISC [Japan]

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
2-41-6 Aomi, Koto-ku
Tokyo 135-0064
Japan