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Work design: barriers facing the integration of ergonomics into system design.

Authors
Steiner-LJ; Vaught-C
Source
International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors. Vol. 2. London: Taylor & Francis, Inc., 2001 Jan; 2:1437-1440
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20021458
Abstract
Many industrial injuries and illnesses can be attributed to poor design features. Mishaps are often the unintended consequences of either using or misusing designed products. At times these mishaps result in fatalities that are attributed to "human error". The question is error on whose part, the victim's or the designer's? The designer's job is to forecast potential uses and misuses of products through design. The integration of ergonomics principles at the product or process development phase helps to minimize unintended consequences. This attention at the design phase reduces and even prevents injuries and illness among end users. If ergonomics is to be integrated into the design process, however, organizational principles must be integrated into the design factors. This process is difficult and the barriers are multiple.
Keywords
Ergonomics; Equipment-design; Equipment-reliability; Human-factors-engineering; Case-studies; Statistical-analysis
Contact
Pittsburgh Research Laboratory, Mining Injury Prevention, 626 Cochrans Mill Road, Pittsburgh, PA, 15236
Publication Date
20010101
Document Type
Book or book chapter
Editors
Karwowski-W
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
0415251605
NIOSH Division
PRL
Source Name
International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors. Vol. II.
State
PA
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