Increased Productivity

 

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Ergonomics increases one’s physical and cognitive capabilities.  Those working at a job that requires, for example, less-awkward postures or fewer repetitive actions, are more productive, more efficient, and better able to deliver high-quality output. 

There are numerous studies supporting this result.  For example, a 2003 study from the International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics found that a printed circuit assembly factory saved $574,560 in a single year on parts rejection costs after implementing ergonomics improvements. In addition, they saw a reduction in the rejection rate, an increase in monthly revenue, and improvements to productivity and quality.


Contact Dr. Gary Allread, SRI-Ergonomics Program Director, to Learn More: