“What is Ergonomics?”
Ergonomics comes from two Greek words: Ergo: meaning work; and nomos: meaning laws – So ergonomics, literally, is the study of work laws.
A common way of defining ergonomics is “Fitting the job to the worker rather than fitting the worker to the job.”
Ergonomics is “The study of the interaction between the human and the work environment.” Ergonomics can encompass many factors, including but not limited to, the specific occupational tasks, psychosocial factors (perceptions/feelings/internal experiences), environmental factors (temperature, lighting), and personal human characteristics. Ergonomics really tries to understand how all of these complexities combine.
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