Era Poddar is an ergonomics and safety professional with the Manufacturing Safety Alliance, with unique international experience working in North America, the Middle East, and Asia in multiple industries, universities, and government. Era has a Ph.D. in Industrial Ergonomics from National Institute of Occupational Health, India, and was a scholar of Indian Council of Medical Research (Ministry of Health). She holds an International General Certification in Occupational Safety & Health from NEBOSH, UK. Era previously worked with Humanscale, Inc, in New Jersey, and ran an Ergonomics consultancy business in Dubai. With eighteen years’ experience in consulting, teaching, and research, she has presented on ergonomics and human factors in national and international conferences and has published multiple international and national papers and books.