Medical specialist vs. human factors engineering approach to workstation design

Ann Marie Dale, Laurie Wolf

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Abstract

With the growing interest in ergonomics and new OSHA regulations on the horizon, it is not surprising to find many different professionals involves in ergonomics. In this paper, two disciplines of ergonomic - medical specialists and Human Factors Engineering (HFE) are discussed. Although the medical specialist and HFE may have the same goals when resolving a workstation problem, the process and recommended solutions used to achieved these goals may be different. A medical specialist is confined by an insurance company's financial restraints and the patient's expectations and thus, focuses on short term solutions. An HF engineer is directed by the company's needs and thus, focuses on long term solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
EventProceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Part 2 (of 2) - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Oct 9 1995Oct 13 1995

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