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Ergonomics and Human Factors Engineering

Using science and engineering let us prevent workplace injuries and related lawsuits, reduce health care costs, and optimize the interaction between people and systems to enhance safety, performance, usability, and satisfaction

Ergonomics and Human Factors Engineering

Human Factors and Ergonomics Engineering is the application of our understanding of the capabilities and limitations of human beings in the design of the workplace and consumer items and products. Starting approximately during the World War II, over the proceeding decades, Human Factors and Ergonomics Engineering has grown to encompass virtually every industry, including product design and development. With rapid advances in science and technology, this discipline is becoming more and more important as corporations and organizations take a more proactive role to prevent workplace injuries and related lawsuits, reduce health care costs, and optimize the interaction between people and systems to enhance safety, performance, usability, and satisfaction. Major areas of concentration are:

1) Physical ergonomics with a particular focus on spine biomechanics, prevention of low back injury and hand/wrist disorders. Physical ergonomics is concerned with human anatomical, anthropometric, physiological and biomechanical characteristics as they relate to physical activity.  

2) Cognitive engineering with a focus on augmented human performance and human computer interaction. Cognitive ergonomics deals with mental processes, such as perception, memory, reasoning, and motor response, as they affect interactions among humans and other elements of a system.

3.) Organizational ergonomics is concerned with the optimization of sociotechnical systems, including their organizational structures, policies and processes.

Physical Ergonomics Laboratory

In the Physical Ergonomics Laboratory, we conduct client focused research with the specific aim of reducing the incidence of occupational injury in working populations. We use video analysis techniques in the field of our clients to estimate the biomechanical stresses on the workers as they perform their work tasks. In the laboratory we use precision bio-instrumentation to further explore the relationship between task and loading on the body.

Human Performance and Cognitive Engineering Laboratory

In the Human Performance and Cognitive Engineering Laboratory. we conduct client focused research in a number of diverse areas. A major focus is in the area of human performance enhancement in both cognitive and physical domains. Multiple approaches are deployed toward this goal, including cognitive and physiological engineering, classical and experimental ergonomics, augmented reality, and the incorporation and application of new technologies. After an in depth analysis we often develop new methods, new designs techniques, new tools & technology to improve human performance and reduce mistakes.


AGS-Engineering provides a full range of human factors and ergonomics services in support of design and operation of facilities with the aim of reducing human error and improving human performance. Our human factors consultants are trained in human factors standards and techniques and established professionals with membership to relevant industrial societies and organizations.

 Our typical services include:

  • Human Factors Requirements Capture / Identification of Customer's Goal/Requirement

  • Analysis of the context of use of the product/service (analysis of users, their physical and cognitive characteristics, their skills and experience, analysis of their tasks, analysis of environmental characteristics)

  • Human Factors Integration and Planning

  • Human Factors Specifications

  • Function & Safety Critical Task Analysis

  • Human Error Analysis / Human Reliability Analysis

  • Staffing & Workload Analysis

  • Ergonomic evaluations for office, industrial, and laboratory work environments

  • Control Room Ergonomics & 3D Layout Design

  • System Usability, User Interface Design & Acceptance Testing

  • Workstation Reconfiguration and Design

  • Work Environment Specifications & Plant Layout Ergonomics Assessment

  • Support to plant / asset safety case, safety management systems review & development

  • Ergonomic Tool Procurement Assistance & Consulting

  • Construction & Commissioning Audits and Consulting

  • In-service Human Factors Performance Reviews

  • Development of incident reporting and feedback systems

  • Accident and Incident/Root Causes Analysis

  • Usability Studies and Tool Evaluations

  • Certificate of Conformity for industrial products

  • Expert Witness in courts and negotiations

  • Human Factors Awareness Training

  • Other on-site, off-site and online training custom tailored to client needs and requirements


When evaluating workplace, equipment and personnel problems we take an evidence-based approach to our work, we draw on the wealth of scientific research. Our subject-expert consultants expertise is used to identify cost-effective solutions based on best practices and our extensive experience. We will advise you about how best to comply with relevant legislation and standards.


Our Ergonomics and Human Factors Engineering team members have a high level of experience across a wide range of industries, ranging from office environment to offshore environments. Their skills spans workplace and equipment assessment, environmental assessment, evaluation of well-being, physiological monitoring, evaluation of psychosocial risks, compliance assessment, and reporting as expert witness in courts.


Major areas of work are:

  • Accidents; Workplace Health and Safety

  • Cognitive Ergonomics and Complex Tasks

  • Assessment and Design of Human-Computer Interface

  • Management and Ergonomics

  • Usability Assessment

  • Risk Assessments

  • Sociotechnical Systems and Ergonomics

  • Task Analysis

  • Vehicle and Transport Ergonomics

  • Public and Passenger Safety

  • Human Reliability

We are a flexible and customer oriented engineering firm. If you have not found exactly what you were looking for on our website, please contact us for further details. Our Human Factors and Ergonomics Engineering specialists will be happy to help you.

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