08th September 2013
Direct pressure or “contact stress” refers to on-going contact between a part of the body and a hard edge or surface. This issue is common with many t [...]
Heavy, exhausting work: Metabolic Load
Writer's Cramp: Static Load
Preventing fatigue has long been a major focus of ergonomics and methods engineering.
Finding effective ways to reduce motions has been a hallmark of classic methods engineering a century ago and industrial ergonomics in more recent decades.
The ti [...]
An essential aspect of task design is keeping products, parts, and tools that are frequently needed within easy reach. Focusing on reach provides value in several ways.
Heavy load on arm, hands
Heavy pinch force
Through the ages, countless tools and machines have served to reduce exertion. The search for even more ways to reduce excessive for [...]
Dial difficult to read — too small plus glare
Complicated workbench control panel
Everyone has had the frustration of not knowing how to do something that should be very simp [...]
A common workplace problem is a mismatch in heights between people and the work that they are doing. This condition can make work unnecessarily harder.
Every joint bent and twisted
Optimal working position (standing)
Optimal working position is a critical factor for achieving both work efficiency and human well-being. These po [...]
Putting on your ergonomics glasses
Ergonomics does not need to be difficult. Certainly there are complex and highly rigorous aspects of the field that must be done by Ph.D.s in la [...]
07th September 2013
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