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Basic Ergonomics

Ergonomics is applying engineering and scientific principles when designing a work environment that accommodates the employee in relation to the workplace, product, equipment, tools, workspace and organization of the work. Ergonomics' objective is to fit the task to the worker, rather than force the person to adapt to the work environment.

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Basic Ergonomics For Construction

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, during 2007 overexertion caused more than 17 percent of construction's workplace injuries and illnesses.

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Office Ergonomics

Do you know what ergonomic means? It's nothing magic; it just means making the workplace fit the worker instead of making the worker fit the workplace.

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Other Resources

Computer Positioning Tips

Tip sheet on how to properly position yourself and your computer workstation to reduce injuries and fatigue