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Scope

Standardization in the field of ergonomics, in particular, general ergonomics principles, anthropometry and biomechanics, ergonomics of human system interaction and ergonomics of the physical environment, addressing human characteristics and performance, and methods for specifying, designing and evaluating products, systems, services, environments and facilities

Excluded:

Standardization of purely technical matters not related to human characteristics and abilities

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132

published ISO standards *

related to the TC and its SCs

of which 1 under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 159

27

ISO standards under development *

related to the TC and its SCs

of which 1 under the direct responsibility of ISO/TC 159

27

Participating members

30

Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 159/SC 1 General ergonomics principles Sub committee
ISO/TC 159/SC 3 Anthropometry and biomechanics Sub committee
ISO/TC 159/SC 4 Ergonomics of human-system interaction Sub committee
ISO/TC 159/SC 5 Ergonomics of the physical environment Sub committee
ISO/TC 159/AG 2 Advisory group on the coordination of accessibility Working group
ISO/TC 159/AHG 1 Robotic, Intelligent, Autonomous Systems Working group
ISO/TC 159/CAG Chairman Advisory Group Working group
ISO/TC 159/WG 2 Ergonomics for people with special requirements Working group
Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 159

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

Reference Title ISO/IEC
IEC/TC 59 Performance of household and similar electrical appliances IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 35 User interfaces ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 82 Mining ISO
ISO/TC 118/SC 3 Pneumatic tools and machines ISO
ISO/TC 122 Packaging ISO
ISO/TC 133 Clothing sizing systems - size designation, size measurement methods and digital fittings ISO
ISO/TC 173 Assistive products ISO
ISO/TC 173/SC 7 Assistive products for persons with impaired sensory functions ISO
ISO/TC 199 Safety of machinery ISO
ISO/TC 274 Light and lighting ISO
ISO/TC 283 Occupational health and safety management ISO
Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 159

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

Reference Title ISO/IEC
CIE International Commission on Illumination ISO
IEC/SyC AAL Active Assisted Living IEC
IEC/TC 59 Performance of household and similar electrical appliances IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 35 User interfaces ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 22/SC 39 Ergonomics ISO
ISO/TC 122 Packaging ISO
ISO/TC 173/SC 7 Assistive products for persons with impaired sensory functions ISO
ISO/TC 199 Safety of machinery ISO
ISO/TC 283 Occupational health and safety management ISO
ISO/TC 299 Robotics ISO
ISO/TC 314 Ageing societies ISO
Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)
Acronym Title Category
ANEC European Association for the Co-ordination of Consumer Representation in Standardization A
CIE International Commission on Illumination A
EC - European Commission European Commission A
IEA - ergonomics International Ergonomics Association A
ILO International Labour Organization A
SBS - Small Business Standards Small Business Standards A
WBU World Blind Union A
WHO World Health Organization A

Date Month Location TC/SC Note
8-11 October 2019 Berlin (Germany) ISO/TC 159/SC 1  

* Information definite but meeting not yet formally convened
** Provisional

ISO/TC 159 - Secretariat

DIN Germany
DIN Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V.
Saatwinkler Damm 42/43
D-13627 Berlin
Germany

Tel: +49 30 26 01-0
Fax: +49 30 26 01 12 31

Secretariat direct:
Mr Dipl.-Ing Andreas Hauptvogel
Tel: +49 30 2601-2136
Fax: +49 30 2601-42136