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er·go·nom·ics

(er'gō-nom'iks),
A branch of ecology concerned with human factors in the design and operation of machines and the physical environment.
[ergo- + G. nomos, law]

ergonomics

/er·go·nom·ics/ (er″go-nom´iks) the science relating to humans and their work, including the factors affecting the efficient use of human energy.

ergonomics

[ur′gōnom′iks]
Etymology: Gk, ergon, work, nomos, law
a scientific discipline devoted to the study and analysis of human work, especially as it is affected by individual anatomical, psychological, and other human characteristics. ergonomic, adj.

ergonomics

The formal study of the work environment, which evaluates and, if necessary, reconfigures a workplace by taking into account the anatomic, physiological and psychological variables of those working in the environment.

ergonomics

Occupation medicine The formal study of work situations, which attempts to evaluate, and if necessary, reconfigure a workplace by taking into account the anatomic and psychological variables of those working in the environment. See Ergogenic engineering, Human factor.

er·go·nom·ics

(ĕr'gŏ-nom'iks)
The science of workplace, tools, and equipment designed to reduce worker discomfort, strain, and fatigue and to prevent work-related injuries.
The science of workplace, tools, and equipment designed to reduce worker discomfort, strain, and fatigue and to prevent work-related injuries.
[ergo- + G. nomos, law]

ergonomics

The scientific study of humans in relation to their working environment and the application of science to improve working conditions. The increasing application of complex technology has resulted in increasing human discomfort, difficulties and dangers. Ergonomics seeks to solve such problems.

ergonomics (er·g·nˑ·miks),

n applied study of psychology, anatomy, and physiology relating to people and work environments; includes introduction of biomechanically suppor-tive equipment.

er·go·nom·ics

(ĕr'gŏ-nom'iks)
The science of workplace, tools, and equipment designed to reduce worker discomfort, strain, and fatigue and to prevent work-related injuries.
[ergo- + G. nomos, law]

ergonomics

the science of relating the physiological and anatomical characteristics of the working or racing animal to the physical aspects of its working environment.
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An ergonomist may also conduct Symptom surveys that gather perceptions from workers about job tasks and workspace design.
Tools such as back belts are often worn by employees to provide more support, but ergonomists question their effectiveness.
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Working with the CEO, ICG analyzes workers' compensation claims with its own team of ergonomists, physicians, and other safety professionals.
Hyatt is confident that the Fisherman's Wharf's job hazard analysis, being performed by one of the most eminent independent certified ergonomists in the country, will be consistent with the ergonomic investigations and conclusions at the other eleven Hyatt hotels--that housekeeper tasks and the way they are performed do not present any unsafe or unhealthy workplace exposures.
The initial concept was the brainchild of two midwives and one of the country's leading designers of ergonomic furniture and standards - Chief Ergonomist at FIRA (the Independent Furniture Industries Research Association)
Ergonomist, physical therapist, doctors and employers all agree that moving from a sedentary seated only work station to providing employees the ability to both sit and stand while at work helps prevent work related injuries and increases employee performance.
Bryn, an ergonomist and usability expert who works for Swissbased firm Soul Tank at their offices in Zurich and Lichfield, said he trained five times a week and chose his meals carefully to stay in good shape.
Trevor Schell is an ergonomist with the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers Inc.
If you know what it means you know more than I do any more than her qualification as ``Qualified Industrial Design Engineer and Ergonomist.
As a result of our study, we recommend that researchers focus on redesigning the process of mopping, scrubbing, and vacuuming," says Marut, now an ergonomist at Kohler Co.