Ergonomics in the Work Place
Ergonomics in the workplace is the 'fit' between people and their work, putting people first - taking into account their capabilities and limitations. It aimes to ensure tasks, equipment, information and the environment suit each worker.
Many aspects have to be considered for each worker including:
- the job being done and the demands of the worker
- the equipment used
- the information used
- the physical environment
- the social environment
Ergonomics considers all physical aspects of the person:
- fitness and posture
- body size and shape
- vision, hearing and touch of the worker
- stresses on muscles, joints and nerves.