Ergonomics

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Ergonomics is the study of work in relation to the environment in which it is performed (the workplace) and those who perform it (workers). It is used to determine how the workplace can be designed or adapted to the worker in order to prevent a variety of health problems and to make the job fit the worker, instead of forcing the worker to conform to the job. Ergonomics aims to make sure that tasks, equipment, information and the environment suit each worker.

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HSE Guidance on ergonomics

http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg90.pdf

With health and work being closely linked, the TUC has today (Thursday) published guidance on well-being at work. The new TUC guidance – Work and well-being – sets out the importance of healthy workplaces and provides advice on how to handle specific issues such as smoking, obesity and stress. Stress...
10 December 2015