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ergonomic

Concerning ergonomics or exhibitting good ergonimics.

ergonomic

Any apparatus that people interact with that does not strain the body. More than just comfort, ergonomic devices are designed to provide a stress-free interface between humans and machines. See ergonomics, ergonomic glove and ergonomic keyboard.
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RedRick knows that radiologists must work in a well designed, ergonomic environment in order to minimize the risk of repetitive stress injuries.
In an effort to dramatically reduce and prevent ergonomic injuries in the workplace, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) last week released a comprehensive plan that includes industry-targeted guidelines, tough enforcement measures, workplace outreach, advanced research and a plan to protect immigrant workers.
For the ergonomic project, faculty provided the community partner with information concerning student capabilities and grading criteria, invited the partner to present an informational program to the students, videotaped clients at work, coordinated initial student evaluations with the community partner, and mentored student evaluations of clients.
Researchers also need to increase public awareness about using ergonomic products, say Marut and Hedge.
We're beginning to see ergonomic design in cookware like Revere," said Allan Coviello, president of specialty retailer Kitchen Etc.
But a committee of the National Academy of Sciences said in a preliminary report last year that some musculoskeletal disorders were caused by work activities and that ergonomics programs could reduce injuries and the level of pain and disability resulting from them.
Interviews with equipment suppliers, ergonomists, government officials, and plastics processors identified five basic types of equipment that create ergonomic harmony between the worker and the work.
Many of these keyboards come with wrist rests so people can remember to take breaks," says Ted Selker, manager of user systems ergonomics research at the Alameden Research Center in San Jose, Calif.
In fact, these symptoms usually can be ameliorated through ergonomic interventions such as improved tools and workplace redesigns.
The National Association of Manufacturers told OSHA that an ergonomic standard would create a flood of lawsuits and cause workers' compensation claims to "rise uncontrollably.
Unlike other consumers, disabled people must make most "buy" (or more frequently "no buy") decisions based on ergonomic considerations.
While 86 percent of office workers report some discomfort from their office furniture and equipment - 41 percent say it actually does cause a pain-in-the-neck - a little ergonomic fine-tuning can go a long way.