The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Malaysia (HFEM) (2010) was founded on 5 June 2010. It was established on 8 March 2011,after being rejected by the Registrar of Societies (ROS) Malaysia, followed up by an appeal to the Minister of Home Affairs, Malaysia.  It acquired a unique identifier ‘2010’ in its name due to the fact that the society was only formed after its second attempt in 2010. The first attempt was made in 2007.

HFEM is an interdisciplinary non-profit organization comprising of professionals from the human factors, ergonomics and human-computer interaction (HCI) fields. The Society promotes the sharing and application of knowledge concerning the characteristics of humans that are applicable to the design of products, systems and services. The Society encourages the education and training of members entering the human factors and HCI profession.