3.03.00 - Forest ergonomics



Joint Regional Meeting of IUFRO RG3.03.00 and RG3.06.00 in Asia

Productivity and Safety of Final Cutting on Mountain Forests; Matsuyama and Kochi, Japan; 24-28 July 2017.

The deadline for submission of abstracts for the Joint Regional Meeting of IUFRO RG3.03.00 and RG3.06.00 has been extended to 31 March. Please make your registration at http://www.kochi-u.ac.jp/iufrojrm/ and send me your abstract by e-mail (yamada.yozo.fi@ehime-u.ac.jp).

Yozo Yamada, Chairman of Organizing Committee
Prof. Dr. Yozo Yamada
Graduate School of Agriculture, Ehime University

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Yozo Yamada, Japan


Amaury P. De Souza, Brazil

Witold Grzywinski, Poland

Efi Youliati Yovi, Indonesia

About Unit

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.