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Ergonomics - KIN 142 INTRODUCTION TO ERGONOMICS ERGONOMICS...

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KIN 142 INTRODUCTION TO ERGONOMICS
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ERGONOMICS ERGO + NOMICS (Work) (Natural laws) The science that addresses human performance and well-being in relation to the job, equipment, tools and environment Fitting the job to the person NOT the person to the job
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ERGONOMICS PHILOSPOHY A systems approach is taken Design from the inside out Design around human needs and capabilities and then make design decisions about the equipment, task and environment based on those needs and capabilities PERSON TASK/EQUIPMENT ENVIRONMENT
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HISTORY OF ERGONOMICS Originated during WWII Moved to industry in 1950s Incorporated in software in 1970s Product design 1980s Currently legislation in BC, USA, Europe ISO guidelines for VDTs, software, usability,thermal comfort Marketing strategy for industrial and consumer products
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CONTRIBUTING FIELDS OF KNOWLEDGE Ergonomics is multidisciplinary: PHYSIOLOGY - shift work, fatigue, work schedules PSYCHOLOGY - mental workload, training, motivation BIOMECHANICS - lifting, posture, manipulation, strength ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES - vibration, lighting, heat, cold ANTHROPOMETRY - workspace, clothing, product design SOCIOLOGY - Social groups, e.g., teams, groups, etc. BUSINESS – Industrial and organizational design ENGINEERING - Mechanical, artificial intelligence, etc. DESIGN - Graphic design, industrial design.
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Ergonomics at SFU Occupational Ergonomics Industrial Design Interface Evaluation
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NEED FOR ERGONOMICS: INCREASED INJURIES Workplace injuries are on the rise, particularly musculoskeletal injuries 20% workers report back pain 17% workers report hand pain
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ERGONOMICS : REDUCING INJURIES Increased Occupational Health and Safety Reducing musculoskeletal disorders through design of equipment, tools, workstations and jobs. Allow worker to get close to the load Provide handles Minimize carrying distances Lifting to lowering, pulling to pushing Training Lighting
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Redesign of a lifting task Liquor Distribution Board Specific concerns: Number of back injuries in the warehouse, Safe assembly production standard Objectives: to improve the physical and emotional well- being of the employed work forces by reducing mechanical stress factors within the workplace; to determine production standards that are attainable in a healthy and safe manner for the assembly task; and to educate and train Task Force members and warehouse employees in ergonomic principles and applications.
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SUMMARY OF COSTS Injury costs $500,000/year Human error costs $200,000/year Job dissatisfaction costs $350,000/year
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