Radiation safety-HSQE engineer
Ergonomics (also called Human Factors) is the scientific discipline that aims at understanding the fundamental interactions between humans and other elements in a given system. It also is the profession that applies theoretical principles, data and methods in order to optimize both human well-being and overall system performance.
The practitioners of ergonomics, referred to as ergonomists, contribute to the design and evaluation of tasks, jobs, products, environments and systems in order to make them compatible with the needs, abilities and limitations of people (definition provided by the International Ergonomics Association-IEA, 2000).
Ergonomists need to have a comprehensive view of the entire discipline, and to take into account a broad range of factors: physical, cognitive, social, organizational, and environmental.
Most of the time, they take part in the analysis and R&D stages, ahead of a project.
The main fields of ergonomics are:
- Physical ergonomics
- Cognitive ergonomics
- Organizational ergonomics
- To analyze the needs
- To put in place a participatory approach with the various stakeholders of the project
- To carry out field studies of the activities
- To interview the participants
- To organize work group
- To establish a diagnosis on the basis of an in-depth field study
- To formulate ergonomic recommendations
- To lead meetings presenting the results of the study
- To assist in implementing the action plan
Our ergonomists act as an “interface” so as to enable the Project Owners and the Project Managers to achieve better communication and understanding, and to share a clear view of the organization and products to put in place.