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Ergonomics in Office Design
An examination of the use of ergonomics in successful office design.
# 93402 | 2,875 words | 69 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Mar 18, 2007 in Business (General)

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Ergonomics, is the science, or study, of people and their environment and the fit between them. This paper discusses how need to consider ergonomics in office design for several reasons: because the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other regulatory boards have mandated it for the health and safety of workers, because it increases employee productivity and retention and because many less tangible benefits will accrue from having a good workplace with healthy and happy employees.

Design Factors
Space Considerations
Office Equipment
Physical Needs
Work Space
Specific Health Considerations

Sample of Sources Used:

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