Brian M. Kleiner, profressor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech, has been named the recipient of the 2022 A. R. Lauer Safety Award by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES). This award recognizes a person for outstanding contributions to human factors aspects in the broad area of safety. 

Kleiner is the founding director of the Center for Innovation in Construction Safety and Health, a core research unit affiliated with the Myers-Lawson School of Construction. His research interests focus on systems or macro-ergonomics (human-systems integration) for improved safety, health and performance.

The award will be presented on Monday, October 10, 2022 at an evening reception and awards ceremony during the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society's Annual Meeting. 

HFES is the world’s largest scientific association for human factors/ergonomics professionals, with an aim to advance the science and practice of designing systems that work for humans. The society’s 4,500 members work in educational institutions, companies, government and military research centers, and independent consultancies in 58 countries. About 15 percent of members are students.