3.03.00 - Forest ergonomics
TOR Terms of reference
Area of knowledge dealing with the capabilities and limitations of human performance in relation to design of forest machines, jobs, and other modifications of the physical environment. Seeks to ensure that human's tools, machines, and work systems are best matched to their (1) physical strength, size, and speed and to the capabilities of (2) sense, (3) memory, (4) cognitive skills, and (5) psychomotor preferences. The field of knowledge is also termed human-factors engineering, human engineering.
State of Knowledge
- APUD, E. and F. MEYER. 2004. Ergonomics. In Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, J. BURLEY, J. EVANS, and J. YOUNGQUIST, Editors. Elsevier Academic Press: Amsterdam, etc. p. 639-645.