This module will outline environmental factors that contribute to physical well-being including working conditions (e.g.; acoustic; thermal visual vibration) and exposure to musculoskeletal risks. You will look at how people interact with their environment and consider how workplace/task design can result in awkward working postures and risk of injury. You will learn and practice two core HFE methods; postural analysis (OWAS) and anthropometry (body shape and size). You will be encouraged to use these tools to evaluate human performance and design safer working environments and tasks.
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