Ergonomics combines people and the work they do. It is the study of
the natural physical laws governing work. Ergonomics can be both
proactive - involving the design and installation of work systems
intended to prevent injury - and reactive - meaning adjustment of
work factors to minimize symptoms of injury and other physical
The goal of ergonomics is to enhance the
effectiveness and efficiency of work while reducing a worker's risk
of injury. This is accomplished by careful observation,
identification of work routines and potential hazards and
An ergonomics program saves companies money by
increasing productivity, maintaining employee moral, minimizing
workman's compensation claims and decreasing absenteeism.
Ergonomics is just good business!