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Abstract

In many parts of the world, compliance with relevant standards is a mandatory requirement in many services, but even when it is not, we believe standards are a good idea because they:
  • Provide definitive, authoritative widely agreed statements of good practice

  • Require organizations to consider and meet the needs of their people

  • Help organizations meet their legal requirement under disability and health and safety legislation

  • Promote consistency by providing a consistent reference across design teams or across work places

Integrating ergonomics principle to existing standards is essential if progress is to be made in our country Nigeria technological advancement, managing a business continues to set new challenges and demands especially when viewed against:
  • Significant competition;

  • High customer and community expectations;

  • Returns on capital employed;

  • Regulatory compliance;

  • Executive liability risk.

Standards and legislation affecting health, safety, environment and quality assurance share many common elements that if effectively integrated will stimulate business improvement and risk reduction. Integration of ergonomics principles will expose areas of waste and non-value-added activity, and provide opportunities for rationalization.

Keywords

ISO standard National laws Specification Performance Workgroup Compliance Guideline 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ergonomics Society of NigeriaComplete-Ergo ConsultantPort HarcourtNigeria

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