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   ergonomics is a
science!
 
 

It is the systematic study of how people interact with their environment while performing tasks.

The application of ergonomic science as a process can minimize or eliminate work related injuries.

 
   
 
       
 
   
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  Ergonomics is a Science  
 

The International Ergonomics Association defines ergonomics as the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theory, principles, data and methods to design in order to optimize human well-being and overall system performance.

 
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Within the workplace, as it effects human behavior, three studies must be understood in order to design an appropriate and effective ergonomic environment.

Physical Ergonomics
Physical ergonomics accounts for the anatomical, anthropometric, physiological and biomechanical characteristics in relation to job tasks. 

Cognitive Ergonomics
Cognitive ergonomics is concerned with visual perception, memory, reasoning, and motor response, in relation to the work environment.

Organizational Ergonomics
Organizational ergonomics accounts for the need to optimization sociotechnical systems within the organizational structure, such workflow and office design.

 

 
 
 
Ergonomics as a Process

Proper ergonomic practices in the workplace are ongoing and begin with a good understanding of physical stress factors for both the individual and within the entire work environment. Education is necessary to teach workers to self-assess and change behavior as needed. Behavioral modification is ongoing and stress factors need to be assessed by the individual daily, thereby making an adjustable workstation and seating solution critical for well-being and productivity.

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  According to OSHA
ergonomics is an ongoing
function that should be
incorporated into daily
operations...rather
than viewed as an
individual project.
 
 
     
     

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