Washington State University
Environmental Health & Safety Ergonomics

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