Thursday, February 12, 2009


The Worker(W) as the the component of worker-work environment(W-WE) ecosystem was first came into the mainstream of ergonomics focus during the World War II (WWII). Previously, the engineering experts only focused on machine-work environment system, they never thought of the human as one of the vital component of the system. Only during the WWII, they realised that the military machines were very complex to operate and very heavy in size for human capability. For instance, the design of Fighter Plane Cockpit which would only fit  for 5 feet 8 inches and 150 Ib male. 
After the WWII, the human become the main focus in designing the machine and workstation, giving birth to the field of Ergonomics.
Why worker is so important in the worker-work environment ecosystem? 
The worker is the primary tool of the organisation to do their business. The term primary tool was first coined by our very own renowned  Ergonomist, Dr Jalaludin Dahalan of Ergoworks. 
Without the worker, the business in any organisation will collapse. If the worker cannot function to the optimum, the business productivity will be jeopardised. The worker cannot function to the optimum, if the work environment components cause overburden to their capability.This will cause inequlibrium of the system.  

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