3 Areas of Ergonomics Focus

Below are some of the areas in which our Ergonomics and MSD Prevention programs are focused:

Physical Ergonomics – is concerned with human anatomical, anthropometric, physiological and biomechanical characteristics, as they relate to physical activity. Relevant topics include;

  • Working postures
  • Sitting and standing postures
  • Physical workloads
  • Manual material handling
  • Repetitive motion and repetitive stress
  • Work-related musculoskeletal disorders
  • Workplace layout
  • Vibration stress
  • Countermeasures
  • Safety, health and the prevention of MSD injures

Cognitive Ergonomics – is concerned with mental processes, such as perceptions, habits, memory, reasoning and motor responses, as they pertain to interactions among humans and the other elements of a total system. Relevant topics include;

  • Mental workloads
  • Decision-making
  • Skilled performance
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Human reliability
  • Work stress
  • Countermeasures

Environmental Ergonomics – is concerned with human interaction with the environment. The physical environment is characterized by: climate, temperature, pressure, vibration, and light.

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Ergonomic Assessments