FAQs > About Ergonomics > What is the value of incorporating Ergonomics and Lean principles?

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Ergonomics is fitting the individual comfortably in his or her environment through an assessment process that involves job tasks, equipment, and the work environment.

Lean management principally targets the improvement in competitiveness and profitability of a business through the elimination of unnecessary behavior and practices.

Ergonomics and Lean principles complement each other through organization and streamlining of work tasks, preventing unnecessary repetition and wasted movements.

Experts estimate that improvements brought about by adhering in both Ergonomics and Lean principles can result in efficiencies of 25% to 40% on the average. An added benefit is the prevention of musculoskeletal discomfort and injury through elimination of unnecessary behavior and practices.  A win-win collaboration!

Last updated on April 18, 2011 by Ellen Meyer