Monday, January 02, 2006

Healthy demand for ergonomists

Safety requires ergonomic design of jobs and equipment ...

"An economically fit business depends on healthy, productive employees to thrive. And that's where ergonomists come into the picture.

To many people, "ergonomics" relates to seating comfort or the design of car controls and instruments. But that's not all.

Ergonomists apply their diverse knowledge to ensure that products and environments are comfortable, safe and efficient for people to use," the London-based organization says.

U.S. manufacturers are recognizing that minimizing injuries saves money. And so they're hiring ergonomists to enhance the usability of everything from desks and chairs to computer software and keyboards to heavy construction equipment."   continued ...   (Via The Seattle Times)

Washington State. - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

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