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By G. Dummer, R. Winton, Mike Tooley BA; Advanced Technological and Higher National Certificates Kingston University

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The study of man in relation to work. The design and specification of human beings, that is to say the way in which they control and move their limbs, react to various stimuli, and so on, are fixed, although human beings vary considerably from one to another and are also very adaptable. This specification must be carefully considered in designing a machine or equipment for human control, and ergonomics or 'human engineering', as it is sometimes called, lays down the rules which enable the best possible use to be made of the working human being.

Humidity is related to body temperature, since excessive humidity reduces the body's ability to lose heat through the evaporation of sweat and so reduces its resistance to high temperatures. Another source of human fatigue is vibration, which may be encountered particularly in large machines, or in aircraft, ships, or large vehicles. Vibration is tiring because it causes relative movement between the body and the points of contact with the surroundings, or between different parts of the body itself.

Every equipment has to be controlled by a human operator. If the equipment does not perform its specified function, the result is a failure or lack of reliability. To be reliable equipments must, therefore, be so designed that the probability of the operator making an error is as small as possible, and this characteristic is called Operability. To produce a design best suited to a human operator we must know the relevant facts about human capabilities and limitations. e. the study of man in relation to work.

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