n Risk Management - The ergosystem : occupational health and hygiene

Volume 2, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1817-6585


Extracted from text ... 1 MAY 2006 Risk Management O C U P A T I O N A L H E A L T H The ergosystem by Gilbert Dekenah For any system to function effectively, it is vital that all its elements are integrated and operating harmoniously. In an automated (human-and-machine) system there are always at least four elements that are interrelated. These four interrelated elements are referred to as an ergosystem: ? the human (operator) ? the machine (tool or equipment) ? the physical area where the task is performed (a direct link with the machine, the workstation or the ..

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