Ergonomics (or human factors) is the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of the interactions among human and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theory, principles, data and methods to design in order to optimize human well-being and overall system performance.
An ergonomic audit is a brief assessment of each office worker/workstation in your organisation. The purpose of an ergonomic audit is to ensure that staff are using their workstations and equipment correctly. It will ensure that employees are aware of safe working postures, and flag issues that will require further attention or require a comprehensive ergonomic assessment.I
Training is a critical element of a successful occupational ergonomics program. Learning opportunities provide people with the means necessary to complete the steps of the ergonomics improvement process. These key steps include identifying risk, reducing risk, verifying risk reduction, managing injuries and maintaining program sustainability
The sole purpose of training in ergonomics is to provide people with the skills, knowledge, abilities and tools to accomplish their designated responsibilities. These people form the support infrastructure for your ergonomics process.