Standardization in the field of ergonomics principles and processes for the design and evaluation of tasks, jobs, products, tools, equipment, systems, organizations, services, facilities and environments, in order to make them compatible with the characteristics, the needs and values, and the abilities and limitations of people.These principles and processes are based on human factors and ergonomics knowledge and experience.

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published ISO standards *

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


Participating members


Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 159/SC 1/WG 1 Principles of ergonomics and ergonomic design Working group
ISO/TC 159/SC 1/WG 2 Ergonomic principles related to mental work Working group
ISO/TC 159/SC 1/WG 5 Ergonomic process standards Working group

Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 159/SC 1

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 159/SC 1:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 35 User interfaces ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 8 Ships and marine technology ISO
ISO/TC 23 Tractors and machinery for agriculture and forestry 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 110 Industrial trucks 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 150 Implants for surgery ISO
ISO/TC 199 Safety of machinery ISO


Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 159/SC 1

ISO/TC 159/SC 1 can access the documents of the committees below:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 199 Safety of machinery ISO


Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)

Acronym Title Category
ETUC European Trade Union Confederation A
IEA - ergonomics International Ergonomics Association A
ILO International Labour Organization A
WDO World Design Organization A
WHO World Health Organization A

Date Month Location TC/SC Note
5 November 2020 Virtual ISO/TC 159/SC 1  

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

ISO/TC 159/SC 1 - Secretariat

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