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By Gordana Colovic

Ergonomics within the garment industry imparts wisdom on ergonomics and defense at paintings within the garment production undefined. Chapters speak about ergonomics improvement; divisions of ergonomics; ergonomic stipulations of labor; ergonomic ideas; and ergonomic layout of the office.

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Each of these components is of strategic importance for the functioning of TQM, and they are connected and dependent on each other. These are as follows: • Product: Meets the requirements of the management, all the employees, customers or consumers. • Process: Ensures the product quality. Processes must be evaluated to understand whether they meet specific standards and expectations of a PBS. Otherwise, the process must be corrected to ensure that the product is of satisfactory quality. • Management team: To ensure the success of TQM, it is necessary to have a trained team and the division of responsibilities.

The ergonomic position while working on a computer, according to the European Union Council Directives 90/270/EEC, is shown in Fig. 10. 5 Hardware ergonomics Classical ergonomics actually means this type of ergonomics. A narrow framework for the study of hardware ergonomics includes technical-physical components of a computer system and a broader framework includes direct and indirect environments of the system, such as appropriate structure of a workplace with computer equipment, physical characteristics of the workplace, a desk and a chair and their properties, microclimate, lighting, etc.

In the UK, 30 million working days per year are lost due to diseases and injuries at the work place (Stephen Pilbeam and Marjorie Corbridge, 2002). Two million people complain about deterioration of health caused by their work. Another 17,500 people per year were forced to leave their jobs, while 90,000 people change their jobs annually because of injuries or illnesses. It is estimated that the total loss caused by reduced productivity due to illnesses, hospital treatments and administrative reasons amounts to more than 10 billion pounds a year.

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