Why is Ergonomics Important?

Ergonomics studies the relationship between workers and their environments. The ergonomist modifies environments to fit the capabilities of workers.

Ergonomic solutions increase productivity and job satisfaction and result in fewer injuries to workers.

Traditional workplace design followed the flow of materials with little or no regard for the safety or health of the work force. If, after a few years, you developed backaches or stiff joints, a physician might have diagnosed it as arthritis or "just old age." But now...