Ergonomics is the science of fitting jobs to people, including anatomy, physiology, and psychology.
What is Ergonomic Design?
Ergonomic design is the application of this body of knowledge to the design of the workplace (i.e., work tasks, equipment, environment) for safe and efficient use by workers.
Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)
Up to 85 percent of the population will suffer from musculoskeletal pain.
Ergonomic Design for Prevention of MSDs
Musculoskeletal pain is a leading cause of health-care visits, particularly in primary care, sick absenteeism, and early pensions. . .Thus preventing disability and high-cost cases may result in large economic savings (2).
Until prevention is granted more resources, programs need to be relatively cheap; and this suggests incorporating them into existing practice routines (2).