1.ERGO-INTRO - ERGONOMICS INTRODUCTION GOALS OF ERGONOMICS

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ERGONOMICS INTRODUCTION
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2 GOALS OF ERGONOMICS Ergonomics  is the application of scientific  principles, methods, and data drawn from a  variety disciplines (psychology, cognitive  science, physiology, biomechanics, applied  physical anthropometry, and industrial  systems engineering) to the development of  engineering systems (a simple tool,  sociotechnical system) in which people  play  a significant role 
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3 Design begins with an understanding of the user’s  role in overall system performance and that systems  exist to serve their users Human variability must be used as a design  parameter Designs should take advantage of unique human  capabilities as well as build in safe guards to avoid  the impact of unpredictable human error Success is measured by improved productivity,  efficiency, safety, system acceptance level, improved  quality of human life.
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4 WHAT ERGONOMICS DOES generate Tolerable work conditions Do not pose known dangers to human life or health Acceptable conditions People can voluntarily agree, according to current scientific knowledge and under given sociological, technological, and organizational circumstances Optimal conditions So well adapted to human characteristics, capabilities, and desires
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5 Ergonomics’ fundamental aim is that all human-made tools, devices, equipment, machines , and environments should advance, directly or indirectly, the safety , well being , and performance of human beings Thus, ergonomics has two distinct aspects: Study, research, experimentation Application and engineering
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6 THE DEVELOPMENT OF ERGONOMICS Using objects found in the environment as tools or  weapons Purposeful shaping of these tools Fitting clothes and making shelters Training workers and soldiers
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1.ERGO-INTRO - ERGONOMICS INTRODUCTION GOALS OF ERGONOMICS

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