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Good Practices Database

Ergonomics Good Practices Database is available online
      (in Japanese only at present)

The Japan Ergonomics Society (JES) provides samples of ergonomically designed products and good practices on the Internet.

The Japan Ergonomics Society Public Relations Committee started running the “Ergonomics Good Practices Database” in early June, 2008, as part of its activities to spread information and enlighten people about Ergonomics and its contribution to society. Various examples of good practices are provided by people involved in the field such as JES members, company product developers, occupational safety and health practitioners, and they are now viewable online (in Japanese only at present).

Outline

Not only professional ergonomists, but also the public, especially consumers and students, can see and learn the ergonomically designed products and practices on the web. There are three sections in the Ergonomics Good Practices Database.

Ergonomic Design section
Good practices in this section are mainly related to product design and development for both hardware and software. Some examples are ballpoint pens that are easy to grip, system kitchens with human movements taken into account, accessible web designs for persons with disabilities and software products based on the human-centered design.
Ergonomic Good practices section
This section is mainly for cases of ergonomic improvement and good practices at workplaces. Cases such as improvement of working condition and environment to make workplaces comfortable and safe, universal access to transportation and public facilities, human-error management for patient safety and so on, are included.
Ergonomic Guidelines section
Practical ergonomic tools for risk evaluation that practitioners can use at work sites, and checklists to evaluate the accessibility that can be used by designers and developers in the designing process etc, will be included in this section. (This section will be viewable from the end of 2008.)
Aim and advantage
  1. To send the message that Ergonomics provides good products and good practices to society and cause many people including Ergonomics novices, students and ordinary people to develop an interest in Ergonomics.
  2. To make designers and developers in enterprises feel the need to use Ergonomics and promote the development of ergonomically designed products.
  3. To urge professional ergonomists and practitioners to exchange information and contribute to the creation of ergonomic needs.
  4. To provide a system under which original ideas and devices for workplace improvement and practical ideas from work sites are integrated, and where separate enterprises can share good practices.
  5. Enterprises that provide examples to the database can use it as a part of their own public relations (They can appeal to consumers as being eager to improve workplaces and integrate Ergonomics).
Further Information

If you are interested in the database, please feel free to contact us:

Public relations committee, The Japan Ergonomics Society (JES)
E:mail:koho@ergonomics.jp


 


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