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Italian Society of Ergonomics (Società Italiana di Ergonomia, SIE)
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Ergonomics began in Italy at the end of the 1950s, about a decade after K. F. H. Murrel founded the scientific group that gave birth in Oxford to the Ergonomics Research Society (July 1949), and a few months before SELF, a society devoted to the promotion of ergonomics in Frenchspeaking countries. Several studies on the topic had already been developed at the turn of the 20th century, but the term ‘ergonomics’ was created by Murrel to stress the gathering of different disciplines and with their individual profiles playing a significant role in ergonomics.