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the branch of engineering science in which biological science is used to study the relation between workers and their environments

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The ergonomist would be a valuable partner when evaluating the unique challenges faced by developing nations in this regard.
Today, just about every major company we talk to--and I'm sure this is true for other members of EASE--has an ergonomist on staff.
For students in ergonomics, human factors, and sport technology and engineering, as well as ergonomists and other health care and exercise professionals, the late Reilly (Research Institute of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Liverpool John Moores U.
40th Annual Conference of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists Ergonomics--Think it.
A lot of the ergonomists I work with at different companies have been noticing that students are graduating from college and coming into the workforce already with chronic repetitive strain-injury problems.
According to ergonomists, employers should target two areas--prolonged, static postures and whole-body vibration--to reduce back pain in drivers.
To show workers there is no reason to be suffering discomfort, BT Business worked with Margaret Hanson, one of the UK's leading ergonomists, to publish the guide.
Most ergonomists agree that alternating between standing and sitting reduces the need for extended breaks, increasing employee productivity.
Dempsey of Franklin has been elected a fellow of the Ergonomics Society, a United Kingdom-based professional organization for ergonomists.
Lean champions, lean team members, manufacturing engineers and managers, and subject matter experts for ergonomics and human performance will learn to leverage ergonomic principles in lean manufacturing activities from Humantech's experienced, board-certified ergonomists.
The goal of the current work, therefore, was to better understand some of the more social or behavioral aspects of the intervention process in order to find things that ergonomists can do to increase the likelihood that an ergonomic intervention is given adequate time to realize its full potential at steady state.
The Ergonamic back is a radically innovative back support, incorporating disruptive technology, that has been developed over six years by Nick Williams, with advice from leading occupational therapists, physiotherapists, ergonomists, and Cardiff University.
Employers frequently are concerned that ergonomics services will turn into a buying frenzy--new desks here, new chairs there--but a lot of work environments are fairly adjustable, and good ergonomists will try to work within budgets and make the best use of what's on hand.
When sitting in a chair for several hours, unequally distributed body weight can increase fatigue and tension in the spine, according to ergonomists at Cornell University.