Ergonomics: Play Major Role With Equipment Productivity

Griffin, Jeff
September 2011
Underground Construction;Sep2011, Vol. 66 Issue 9, p20
Trade Publication
The article discusses the advocacy among manufacturers of construction equipment to good ergonomics through the promotion of products with ergonomic features. It defines ergonomics as the science of work, of which according to Alan Hedge of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Laboratory at Cornell University, its consideration should involve study what a machine is expected to do. Moreover, equipment designer have considered an outside-in (OI) approach with the placement of controls.


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