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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

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.

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]
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During the testing hour, the experimenter observed as the "ergonomist" from across the room but did not interact with the participant for the duration of the test session.
workplace, hired its first ergonomist. The federal agency published the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Ergonomics in 1992, putting in motion a series of steps that would change the course of ergonomics history in the United States.
When analyzing design relative to human performance, ergonomists study anthropometric data, which includes size percentiles of a wide range of populations defined along such lines as gender and age.
Common CTDs, such as backache, carpal-tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, and everyday strains and sprains bring on fatigue and overexertion, which can ultimately lead to lower worker productivity and even lost workdays, says Ken Thomas, an ergonomist at Wausau Insurance Companies, Worcester, Mass.
"It does cost money," says private Portland ergonomist Steve Russell.
Messing, a biologist and ergonomist, questions the methods used to conduct gender inclusive research in occupational health.
Working with the CEO, ICG analyzes workers' compensation claims with its own team of ergonomists, physicians, and other safety professionals.
Though this "traditional" design has remained largely unchanged for many years, many ergonomists, industrial engineers and others are challenging the status quo in keyboard design.
Included are ecologists, ergonomists, health and regulatory inspectors, health physicists, industrial hygienists, pollution control engineers, public health microbiologists, safety professionals, and sanitarians.
Included in the Greensboro facility are doctors, nurses, industrial hygienists, audiologists, ergonomists, safety engineers and therapists.
Everyone loves the idea--chains that have them, ergonomists, consultants and unions.