Ergonomics is the science that studies how people “fit” with tasks they do, taking into account factors such as body size, posture and mental ability.

By considering ergonomic factors when designing the workplace, plant and equipment, employers can ensure they design safe, effective and more productive work systems.

As this topic explains, an analysis of ergonomics is most often applied during display screen workstation assessments, during manual handling operations, and in equipment design. However, the science of ergonomics can apply to almost all areas of working life; see Principles of Ergonomics.

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