Enviornomental Safety and Health

Ergonomic Info

The UMBC campus, like any other large organization, requires an ergonomic program. This program is inplace to handle requests for analysis and evaluation of the workplace design.

Ergonomics (or human factors) is the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theory, principles, data and methods to design in order to optimize human well-being and overall system performance. The aim of the discipline is to prevent the development of occupational disorders and to reduce the potential for fatigue, error, or unsafe acts through the evaluation and design of facilities, environments, jobs, tasks tools, equipment, processes, and training methods to match the capabilities of specific workers.

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