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Ergonomics (or human factors) derived from the Greek ergon (work) and nomos (laws) to denote the science of work, is the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of the interactions among humans and other elements of system, and the profession that applies hypothetical principle and methods and data to design in order to optimize human well being and overall system performance.

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Ergonomics now covers a board spectrum of factors that make up the fit between humans and work and also applies to all aspects of human activity.  To practicing it must have a broad understanding of the full scope of the taking into account the discipline, cognitive, social, environmental, organizational, physical, and other relevant factors. Practitioners of ergonomics, ergonomists, contribute to the design, planning and evaluation of tasks, products, jobs, environments, organizations and systems in order to make them compatible with the abilities, requirements and limitations of people.

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  Picture: how become a ergonofit

Ergonomic research enables to create equipment better suited to the human structure so that it puts less stress on the body as well as controlling external factors such as temperature, light and noise so workers can be at their most productive for longer. Ergonomics also help how worker by studying the way, data is presented. Ergonomic researchers can improve the presentation, retention and recognition of the information being presented.

The main principles of ergonomics are:

  •            comfort
  •            Safety
  •            ease of use
  •            productivity and performance
  •            aesthetics

For ergonomics exercise:

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                                                                                                                        Apurba Bhatta
United World School of Business
PGDM, 1st Year

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