Literature Review: The Notion Of Ergonomics

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The literature review covers a wide range of theories, frameworks, models, parts of research articles, and opinions to support the findings and analysis in the fourth chapter. Literature reviews are important for the analysis purpose in order to explain the phenomenon under research as different researchers have different opinions, some opinion are outdated whereas some are still applicable in today’s date.
2.1 The Notion of Ergonomics
Ergonomics is a science concern with the fit between people and their work. It puts people first taking account of their capabilities and limitations. It aims to make sure that task, equipment, information and the environment suit each worker in the organization.
Ergonomics is the study of their work in relation to the environment in which it is performed, i.e. the workplace and those who perform it, i.e. workers. It is
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This was done by filling a questionnaire through participants. As results it was seen that workers working on computers were at risks of having musculoskeletal disorders than workers who were involved in editing. (Anon., 2003)
Another research was done by (Michele Marcys PhD, 1996) where he studied the relationship between musculoskeletal disorderd and video display terminal and also occupational psychosocial stress among women office workers using a self administered questionnaire. He demonstrated that non users who used to previously work on computers experienced only upper limb musculoskeletal disorders whereas employees who do not work on computers are less prone to these symptoms. He then suggested that employees should reduce the usage of the visual display
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