Ergonomics and Human Factors

Welcome to the iOH Ergonomics and Human Factors Page

Our Subject Matter Lead here is Neil Loach, BSc (Hons) SPOHN SCPHN (OH), RGN, EN(G). Neil is our current VP. He is also Module Leader for Ergonomics In Practice, which is a current module for the SCPHN Course at University of Derby. Neil is a Full Time Senior Lecturer based at Derby.

Please remember! We welcome content from ALL our members. This could be a recommendation of a link or it could be work you did as a student whilst on a course. It’s all welcome here! Please send your recommendations or articles to

Here are some web links for you to use and also links to essential reading for study. Human factors is used in English speaking countries now in reference to Ergonomics. It’s really all about the importance of Human Wellbeing and Work System Performance. The International Ergonomics Association give us the following definition…………..

“Ergonomics is the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theory, principles, data and methods to design in order to optimise human well-being and overall system performance.”  International Ergonomics Association (2020)

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Do the tasks of your workers affect their health? Learn a little more to help alleviate some of the negative effects of bad work by joining us in an ergonomic journey!

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