Societies and Professional Groups of Interest to OHP Researchers and Practitioners

American Psychological Association

Based in Washington, DC, the American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With 150,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide.

American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation

Founded in 1911, ASSE is the oldest and largest professional safety organization. Its 33,000 members manage, supervise and consult on safety, health, and environmental issues in industry, insurance, government and education. This site provides information on chapter and section services, educational opportunities, practice specialties, safety standards, and publications.

European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology (

European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology (EA-OHP) focuses on applying technology to improve people's working lives.

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

The Society's mission is to promote the discovery and exchange of knowledge concerning the characteristics of human beings that are applicable to the design of systems and devices of all kinds. The Society furthers serious consideration of knowledge about the assignment of appropriate functions for humans and machines. It advocates the systematic use of such knowledge to achieve compatibility in the design of interactive systems of people, machines, and environments to ensure their effectiveness, safety, and ease of performance.

International Coordinating Group for Occupational Health Psychology (ICG-OHP)

The ICG-OHP promotes global cooperation in the development of research, professional practice and education in OHP.

Organizational Behavior Management Network

OBM Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to disseminating organizational behavior management techniques to improve productivity, safety, health, and other organizationally relevant issues.

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)

The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology is a Division of the American Psychological Association that is also an organizational affiliate of APS (Association for Psychological Science). The Society's goal is to promote human welfare through the various applications of psychology to all types of organizations providing goods and services, such as manufacturing concerns, commercial enterprises, labor unions or trade associations, and public agencies. The purposes of the Society are scientific, professional, and educational and not for financial gain.