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Ergonomics and Job Design

Isolate a definition for ergonomics. How does ergonomics play into job design? Give specific examples and support your work.

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Ergonomics is, "The science of fitting workplace conditions and job demands to the capabilities of the working population" (United States Department of Labor, 2013). Basically, ergonomics is essential, because it improves productivity by minimizing employee discomfort and fatigue through applying improved working conditions. Currently, many organizations are focusing on improving employee ergonomics.

This improvement of employee ergonomics could be related to an increase in health and ...

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This solution defines ergonomics, as well as explains the importance of ergonomics, specifically in terms of job design. This solution offers up to date information regarding ergonomics.