What is ergonomics?
Ergonomics is the process of designing products and systems based on their users needs. A more holistic definition consider not only the users physical needs but include their physiological needs and philosophical values. The main goal of ergonomics is to reduce human error, increase productivity, and guarantee safety & comfort.
Why is ergonomics important?
The use of ergonomic tools is important because it prevents long and short term injuries, improve productivity and reduces costs
- It reduces costs and improves productivity
- It improves employee comfort & engagement
- It creates a better safety culture.
- It is an investment, not an expenditure
ergonomics in the workplace