KIN4163Workplace Ergonomic Design and Analysis3 ch (3C)

The focus of this course is on the theoretical background and practical knowledge required to create functional ergonomic designs and provide comprehensive ergonomic analyses of industrial or service workplaces using work measurement and task analysis methodologies. Industrial and human factors engineering techniques together with the principles of occupational biomechanics are applied to investigate human / machine interactions, job design, and workstation layout. Work Measurement and Task Analysis methodologies are used to describe and determine work standards, physiological task loads and the elements of manual and mental activities in human / machine work systems. Laboratory exercises provide the opportunity to apply the theory to actual workplace situations. 

Prerequisite: Completion of 96 ch in Kinesiology / Engineering, KIN 3161, or consent of instructor.