Published on May 20,2020
How does Ergonomics Fit into the Fight against COVID-19?
The International Ergonomics Association (IEA) defines ergonomics (or human factors) as “the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system… to optimize human well-being and overall system performance”. The goal of ergonomics is to reduce error, injuries or illness, health problems and increase productivity and quality.
As much as it pertains to human optimization, ergonomics also applies to information, technology, and facility improvements. Whether you are designing services for employees returning to work who are dealing with fear and anxiety or space planning to abide by social distancing requirements, ergonomics is key in the success to reopening the workplace. BSI’s Ergonomics Practice would like share with you these Six Ergonomic Considerations to support and safe, effective planning and implementation to reopen the workplace policies and practices.