The Promotion of Ergonomics in Nigeria
The view held by many, but not all ergonomist that the application of ergonomics in Nigeria could bring about major benefits to productivity and health is not widely accepted outside ergonomics community. Nevertheless the needs to improve the productivity raise occupational health and safety standards and general improvement of quality of life in Nigeria are widely acknowledged. This paper summarizes the key characteristics of the knowledge and practice of ergonomics and provides the basis for establishing the status of practicing it in Nigeria. Some examples of indigenously and exogenously ergonomics activities are given in an attempt to understand the current situation. These in turn are used as a basis for suggesting possible future options for the further development and raising the profile of the knowledge and practice. The role and support of ErgoAfrica in facilitating the promotion in Nigeria in this regard will be appreciated.
KeywordsErgonomics Awareness Application Participatory
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