Assessing Total Job Demands … An Ergonomics Approach

  Ergonomics is the “scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theoretical principles, data and methods to design in order to optimise human wellbeing and overall system performance”   Ergonomics should be an integral part of effective risk control. ‘People’ are […]

Anthropometry – A dataset for safety!

            It is derived from the Greek word Anthropos – “Man” and Metron – “Measurement”. It is a branch of anthropology that involves the quantitative measurement of the human body. There have been several definitions of Anthropometry over the years. However, the definition by Pheasant and Haslegrave (2006) speaks it […]

What is Ergonomics (or human factors)?

  Ergonomics literally means the science or study of work. It is about designing for people, wherever they interact with products, systems or processes. It is the science of fitting “jobs to workers” and “products to consumers”.   The emphasis within ergonomics is to ensure that designs complement the strengths and abilities of people and […]