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Emphasizes the design of the job to fit the worker in terms of both productivity and prevention of injuries. Specific problems are investigated which result from the nature of the job itself, e.g., musculoskeltal disorders including low back pain and repetitive stress injuries of the upper extremity and human error. Fundamental ergonomic topics, such as human physiology, occupational biomechanics, epidemiology, and work place design, are considered in the development of good job design principles. Course Activities: Lecturers and group discussions, and term project analyzing a real world job.