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Works often but not always: a closer look at participatory ergonomics

Gabrielle Lis

Not all participatory ergonomics programs are created equal, Professor Robin Burgess-Limerick tells RTWMatters. So what works, and what doesn’t?

Inspired by an anti-ergonomics article published in the Sydney Morning Herald, we’ve been delving into the difference between “snake oil ergonomics” and evidence-based ergonomics, especially the crowd-sourced wisdom of participatory ergonomics. In his 2018 review of the evidence around participatory ergonomics, Professor Robin Burgess-Limerick at the Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre, Sustainable Minerals Institute, Th...

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