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Ergonomics

Ergonomics

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ERGONOMICS
MeaningAlso called as- biomechanics- engineering psychologyIts takes into account the following,- physical effects of work- design of equipments- human characteristics- human behaviour - human abilities.
 
Why
More EffectiveSets GuidelinesRational utilizationFavorable environmentSafety systemHuman comfortQuality of work lifeFundamental Laws of Ergonomics emerged fromEngineeringPhysiologyPsychologyEconomicsWork StudySocial Sciences 
 
Identified in terms of 4 major sub branches
Human, machine interface technology – Hardware ErgonomicsHuman, environment interface technology – EnvironmentalErgonomicsUser, system interface technology – Software ErgonomicsHuman, machine, environment, organisation interface – MacroErgonomicsApplication of ErgonomicsThe physical devices or equipments that people useThe envt in which workers perform

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