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Ergonomics, or fitting a job to a person, is a process that helps lessen muscle fatigue, increases productivity, and reduces the number and severity of work-related injuries to the muscles, nerves, blood vessels, ligaments, and tendons.
Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their workers. The number and severity of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) resulting from physical overexertion, and their associated costs, can be substantially reduced by applying ergonomic principles.
Implementing an ergonomic process can be effective in reducing the risk of developing MSDs in high-risk industries as diverse as construction, food processing, manufacturing, office jobs, healthcare, transportation, and warehousing.