Well, most of us do.
The intervention of ergonomists can be critical to safety and performance in a surprisingly wide range of fields and activities – at home, in an office, factory, construction site, hospital or shopping centre. Whether you are on public transport, in a car, flying a plane or in the depths of the ocean in a submarine, you travel more securely if ergonomists have been involved in planning the means of transport. Ergonomists promote the safety and well-being not only of people in the workforce, but also children and the elderly.
But not too many people know what ergonomists do, so let’s look at this.