Anywhere there is a person using a system, human factors and engineering concepts come into play. Ergonomics, or “human factors,” is the scientific discipline concerned with understanding the interactions among humans and other elements of an office system. Ergonomics applies theory, principles, data and methods to design in order to optimize human well-being and overall system performance.

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School: Macmillian Institute of Applied Health Sciences
Credential:Ontario College Certificate
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Program Length: 5 Hrs

Program Fees: $150
Location: College Campus/Online

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Ergonomics in the Workplace has become increasingly important.
You probably know this already, but Ergonomics is the science of fitting workplace conditions and job demands to the capabilities of the working population. is sometimes described as Human Engineering or Human Factors Engineering.
This is achieved through the evaluation and design of workplaces, environments, job tasks, equipment, and processes in relationship to human capabilities and interactions in the workplace. The work place is often seen as the place with the lowest risk of injury; as opposed to injuries from outdoor activities like basketball, tennis, skydiving etc. This could not be further from the truth. Musculoskeletal disorders that cause great discomfort can develop if the proper ergonomic guidelines are not taken into consideration.
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