HFEM Seminar, CPEM Workshop & AGM 2017

HFEM Seminar 2017

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HFEM Seminar 2017 has been successfully held on 21st September 2017 at MIMOS Berhad in conjunction with 7th Annual General Meeting. This seminar is officiated by Director of Industrial Hygiene and Ergonomics Division, Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) Malaysia.

HFEM would like to express a heartfelt gratitude to all speakers. Your presence and commitment made this event a great success.

To all participants, we hope that you found the seminar informative and worthwhile for your undertaking.

Speaker: Prof. Abdul Shukor bin Abdullah
Title: Identifying the WOW! Factors in Ergonomic Assessment & Interventions in our industries

Featured Speakers

Speaker: Captain Kannan a/l Perumal
Title: Aviation Disasters: Human Factors – Role & Contribution

Speaker : Izwan bin  Ismail
Title: User experience: Sense making design

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Khairul Aidil Azlin  Abd Rahman
Title: The power of design

Speaker: Dieter Lim
Title: The Advanced Muscularskeleton Simulation & Haptic Technology in Ergonomics.

CPEM Workshop


1st workshop of Certified Professional Ergonomist Malaysia (CPEM) on 21st Sept 2017 led by Prof Halimahtun, as many as 25-30 participants, ranging from academia, independent consultants as well as industries gathered in the workshop to give their valuable inputs for the CPEM program.

The workshop helped determine the goals for certification, the certified titles to be awarded, the courses to be offered to complete gaps in human factors and ergonomics knowledge, and the process for certification to be adopted by HFEM.

HFEM Annual Grand Meeting 2017

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Annual General Meeting held on 21st September 2017 attended by 33 members chaired by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Shamsul Bahri Md Tamrin.

List of new Executive Board of Society (2017-2019) as the following:

President: AP Dr. Shamsul Bahri Mohd Tamrin

Vice President 1: Dr. Muhammad Syafiq Syed

Vice President 2: Dr. Ng Yee Guan

Secretary: Khairul Nazri Abd. Wahib

Assistant Secretary: Dr. Ahmad Khushairy Makhtar

Treasurer: Choong Soo Li

Ordinary members:

  • Mohd Ammar Samsu Rahman
  • Raemy Md. Zein
  • Captain Kannan Perumal
  • Ismail Abdul Rahman

Immediate Past President: Mohamad Fauzi Yahaya

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Assessment for environmental ergonomics factors

HFEM-SOCSO Program (7) 2017

This is a 7th program organized by HFEM and supported by SOCSO held in Pulau Pinang. This program is attended by 39 participants from various department from Sanmina-SCI System on October 16,2017.

Participants were introduced to historical development, definition, daily and industrial applications; legislative requirements; general health effects and ergonomics risk factors. Several examples of case-studies were used for spontaneous exercises for participants in order to test their understanding of ergonomics concept in workplace environment.

Further exploration lighting, noise and vibration, temperature (hot and cold) and ventilation were further discussed in order to provide knowledge on each element and identified the strategies for workplace improvement.

sanmina penang

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Ergonomics for Healthcare Sector

HFEM-SOCSO Program (6) 2017

Ergonomics for Healthcare Sector is a program organized by HFEM and supported by SOCSO. This program has been successfully held at KPJ Seremban Specialist, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.

The first session started with a SOCSO representative delivered information about the SOCSO and benefits of SOCSO’s contributors.  After the morning tea break, the participants were introduced to definition and concept of ergonomics. Several examples of hospital case-studies were used as exercises for participants in order to test their understanding of ergonomics concept at healthcare environment and workplace.

Further exploration of one concept (fatigue) in human factor model was deeply used to provide the understanding of direct factors, influencing factors and intervention in healthcare settings.  In the final session, participants were also introduced to several types of stretching exercises to practice and perform in future.

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SIG Transportation Activity

The Transportation Special Interest Group intends to provide a platform for relevant stakeholders for any activities related to human factors and ergonomics (HFE) in the area of Transportation, covering both land and aviation sectors.

The current committee members consist of academicians and practitioners.

Chairman: Mohd Hafzi Md Isa, Head of Crash Safety Engineering Unit, Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS).


  • Ahmad Khushairy Makhtar, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, UiTM Shah Alam
  • Helmi Rashid, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, UiTM Shah Alam
  • Kannan Perumal, Adjunct Professor, International Business School, UTM Kuala Lumpur
  • Joel Lim, Managing Director, JIT Training & Resources
Technical Visit to Air Traffic Controller (ATC), 24 October 2017 KLIA West Tower
Crash Testing & Vehicle Safety Course, 13-14 November 2017, MIROS PC3 Melaka
Road Safety & Motorcycle Ergonomics Talk, 22 November 2017, UiTM Shah Alam
Career Talk in Aviation, 25 November 2017, UiTM Shah Alam

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