Ergonomics involves the arrangement of the work environment to fit the person. The use of ergonomic principles on the job helps to reduce stress and eliminate many potential injuries and disorders associated with overuse of muscles, bad posture, and repetitive motions. In the workplace, ergonomics is the science of equipment design and work area layout intended to reduce worker fatigue and body stress. Making the "job fit the worker" by identifying job risk factors and correcting them improves productivity and reduces worker musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and lower back injuries. This training session provides information on workplace risk factors, proper procedures for performing the required job, and the illnesses and injuries that can occur.