In 2003, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) designated October of every year to be National Ergonomics Month (NEM). The purpose of NEM is to focus on promoting human factors/ ergonomics to corporate executives, students, and the general public by providing information and services to the community.
Human Factors is included in NEM. More completely NEM could have been called National Human Factors and Ergonomics Month, but for convenience the shorter name is being used. The shorter name is more effective since many people already believe Ergonomics and Human Factors are synonymous.
NEM is for everyone- educators, reporters, HFES members, students, consumers, and community, industry, and government leaders.