OSH 3701: Industrial Ergonomics


Review of the principles and practices of ergonomics as it applies to the industrial environment. Demonstrates how to collect data on users and operators and how to convert the data to good workplace design.


  1. Specify and design ergonomically appropriate industrial workstations for the industrial and office work environment.
  2. Identify information-centered human factors relating to visual, illumination, controls, displays, and symbols.
  3. Compare, contrast, and assess human body-centered ergonomic designs for posture, material handling, repetitive motion factors, heat stress, noise, and vibration.
  4. Examine and evaluate organizational or management-centered ergonomic factors for training, skills, and cognitive task analysis.
  5. Define the ergonomic factors intrinsic in evaluating accidents, human errors, and safety related incidents.
  6. Illustrate and assess the ergonomic factors in computer work station design.
  7. Discuss and identify key components of cost-benefit analysis in human factors and ergonomic design.
  8. Summarize key components in conducting a human factors or ergonomics related investigation.


  1. OSH 3401
  2. OSH 3525
  3. OSH 3001
  4. OSH 3303
  5. OSH 3651


Occupational ergonomics: A practical approach

Publisher: Wiley (2016)
Author: Stack, T., Ostrom, L. T., & Wilhelmsen, C. A.
ISBN: 9781118814215
Price: $97.50

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