Cornell University Ergonomics Web


"the science of work"

- Do you get confused when reading road signs?

- Are your wrists sore or your eyes fuzzy at the end of the workday?

- Is your back sore from lifting heavy objects?

If you answered YES to any of these questions then learning more about ERGONOMICS can help you.

What is Ergonomics?

Ergonomics is a multidisciplinary applied science combining anatomy, physiology, psychology, engineering, design and management.

Ergonomics increases our knowledge about how to make work more efficient and effective. It also helps ensure a better human fit to the work environment.

What is Human Factors?

The term Human Factors is interchangeable with the term Ergonomics.

Is my "ergonomic" potato chip really ergonomic?

To be ergonomic a design must:

Where can I find more information about Ergonomics on the Internet?