This paper aims to draw the attention of manufacturing engineers upon the role and importance of ergonomics in business success. To this end, the way workplaces are organized in different garment companies has been analyzed to find solutions for their redesign, streamline the activities performed and eliminate the stress and fatigue factors. The results, obtained through own research in several garment companies, were compared with those of similar studies published in the literature and with the information of the ISO 1126 Ergonomics Standard and concluded that: the approach of the ergonomic principles of the activities in the garment industry produces new performance solutions that are different from those of the top management. Future studies on the long-term effects of the consequences of work-related stress could show that "ergonomics is a source of profit".

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