The word “Ergonomics” derives from two Greek words:

  • ergon, meaning work
  • nomos, meaning rules

In the context of Workstation Design, ergonomics basically means that we need to adjust the job to the worker. In other words, we need to design the workstation, especially so as to reduce operator fatigue, discomfort, and injury.

Important principles of ergonomics to consider in Workstation Design are:

Learn more about this topic in our Workstation Design Online Course.

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