Work System Concept Issues
This chapter refers to the concept itself and provides information about
- Criteria of Work Systems Design
- OSH and Work Systems Design
- Human Aging and Work Systems Design
The Concept of Work Systems Design
The work system comprises workers and work equipment acting together to perform the system function in the workspace, in the work environment, under the conditions imposed by the work tasks. In human factors and ergonomics disciplines, work systems design is a flexible and iterative process that takes into account components and interdependencies between system components. As a result, the design of the whole system is more than the sum of its parts.