The Theories Of Ergonomics

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The theories of ergonomics, underlying principles and design methods put forward assistance to optimize human well-being and overall system performance. Its scientific applications make the working environment most efficient, safe and comfortable. The International Labour Organisation defines Ergonomics as 'the application of the human biological sciences in conjunction with the engineering sciences to the worker and his working environment, so as to obtain maximum satisfaction for the worker which at the same time enhances productivity'. Historically, the employers in the manufacturing sector have been addressing the issues related to improvement in the health and well being of the employees. There are enough statutes to protect and further the health and welfare of employees in this segment. But, now a days in the service sector also, there is an increasing trend in adopting scientific methods to…show more content…
In the 80’s, European ergonomists were concerned largely about advanced psychological aspects and as such the European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics (EACE) was emerged leading to meeting of interests with human factors and cognitive science professionals. During 90’s, volatility in global economy and technological boom have added more woes to the work standards particularly in the service industries. Thus, the organisations in service industry have also reckoned the value of each branch in Ergonomics. As a result, cognitive and environmental ergonomics have become very much perceptible across industries. Methodical applications of the multidisciplinary Ergonomics make the working environment most efficient, safe and comfortable and it bump up the overall system performance. Thus, under this pretext, improving the office conditions such as handling of equipments and interaction with them have all been getting adequate

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