Minimize Pressure Points

Hard edge Cushioned 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 [...]

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Minimize Fatigue and Static Load

Heavy, exhausting work: Metabolic Load Writer's Cramp: Static Load Preventing fatigue has long been a major focus of ergonomics and methods engineering. Production issues The [...]

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Reduce Excessive Motions

Finding effective ways to reduce motions has been a hallmark of classic methods engineering a century ago and industrial ergonomics in more recent decades. Production issues The ti [...]

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Keep Things in Easy Reach

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. Production [...]

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Reduce Excessive Force

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 [...]

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10 Principles of Cognitive Design

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 [...]

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Work at Proper Heights

Too low Too High 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. Prod [...]

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Work in Optimal Position

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 [...]

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The Workplace Ergonomics Process

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 [...]

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