Environmental Health & Safety


What is Ergonomics?

Ergonomics is the science and practice of designing tasks, equipment, and workplaces considering human capabilities and limitations, or simply stated - fitting the task to the person!

Where can ergonomic principles be applied?


What are the benefits of ergonomics?

  • Prevention of injuries
  • Reduced fatigue and discomfort
  • Increased productivity
  • Improved work quality  


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