Sabin Ioan IRIMIE, Sabina IRIMIE


Ergonomics, as an interdisciplinary applied managerial science, is becoming more necessary and more visible. From micro-ergonomics - simple studies of analysis and organization of work, improvement of some components of the work system and up to macro-ergonomics - complex systems, large dynamics - urban ergonomics, organizational ergonomics, all demonstrate the great contribution of ergonomics to the improvement of human life, to his well-being at work and in daily life. This paper briefly presents the evolution of ergonomics in the world and of the main professional associations of ergonomics existing at present, with some reference points for the formation of specialists in ergonomics.

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