Summary

Ergonomics is a people-centred approach that aims to fit the work to the person, not the person to the work. This topic explains how it can be used in all aspects of work from tool, equipment and software design to work organisation and job design.

In recent years, the growth and development of technology has pushed ergonomics in new directions. A major role of ergonomics today is to make sense of new technology and ensure it fits the needs and expectations of the people who use it. This is likely to continue as one of the field’s greatest challenges.

In Practice

Sources of Information

Ergonomics draws its knowledge from a number of different disciplines, depending on the aspect of work being addressed.

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