external working environment

external working environment

[ek¦stirn·əl ¦wərk·iŋ in′vī·rən·mənt]
(industrial engineering)
The workplace environment that is external to the human body; ranges from air quality to specific features such as clothing or tool handles.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.