What Does "Ergonomics" Mean?

The word ‘ergonomics’ comes from the Greek words ‘ergon’ which means work, and ‘nomos’ which means natural laws. 

Ergonomics can thus be defined simply as the "natural laws of work".

There has been a significant amount of scientific study of designing the job and workplace to fit the worker, keeping in mind their capabilities and limitations.

Ergonomics combines the knowledge from other scientific disciplines like anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, engineering, psychology, and statistics to ensure that workplace designs complement the strengths of people and minimize the effects of their limitations.

Ergonomics is also known as human factors, and the terms are often used interchangeably.

Ergonomists and human factors specialists seek to understand how a workplace, product, tool, or system can be best designed to fit the people who need to use it.

The goal is to apply this knowledge to improve the system, human performance, and productivity, while also focusing on the health, safety, and well-being of the individuals involved.

Proper Desk Ergonomics

In this video, a colleague of ours explores the importance of proper desk ergonomics. Proper desk ergonomics is essential in decreasing pain, injury and improving your performance at work.
Here's A Helpful Resource To Be A Reminder To Keep Great Posture
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