NEW YORK _ Make the tool fit the worker. Ergonomics. It hardly sounds revolutionary, but it's revolutionizing the workplace.
Chairs for proper posture, adjustable computer stations, assembly lines at the right height, and tools that don't vibrate seem sensible. Yet, 5 million Americans have injuries that stem from improper ergonomics, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health said.
"An ergonomic problem is as likely to get you as everything else put together," said Roger Stephens, head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's ergonomic division.
Ergonomics has become a major workplace concern of the 1990s. Labor is demanding …