Ergonomics and Workplace Design

Course Outline:

This is an introductory course on Occupational Ergonomics. Its objective is the effective design of the physical workplace that fits the human, rather than the human having to fit or adapt to the workplace. The focus is on understanding the physiological and physical requirements and capabilities of the human operator.


Course Duration:

2 Days


Course Content:

The following topics will be covered over the duration of the course: anthropometry and workstation design, heavy work and handling loads, occupational stress and muscular fatigue, night work and shift work, ergonomic principles of lighting and hearing conservation.


Dr Tan Kay Chuan is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the National University of Singapore. He also supervises the Department's Ergonomics Laboratory. Dr Tan teaches in the following subject areas: Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics, Engineering Statistics, and Quality Planning and Management.

His current research interests include: quality management, advancement in quality function deployment, visual and cognitive issues in traffic information display, and the culturalization of human-computer interfaces for international use. Dr Tan is Secretary of the Ergonomics Society of Singapore. He holds memberships in the Institute of Industrial Engineers, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and the Singapore Quality Institute.

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