Ergonomic Workplace Design Recommendations for Aging Workers
The purpose of ergonomics is to optimize human well-being and overall work system performance. In dealing with older workers the goal of ergonomics is to preserve/enhance the workers’ performance, productivity and health. The most effective way of doing this is through engineering controls, i.e. designing the job, equipment, tools and environment to eliminate or reduce risk factors that cause poor performance, injuries and illnesses.