Afternoon Session of FE Exam -
Industrial Discipline

Human Factors, Productivity, Ergonomics, and Work Design Topic Area



The following subtopics are covered in the Human Factors, Productivity, Ergonomics, and Work Design portion of the afternoon, Industrial Discipline examination:

A. Methods analysis (e.g., improvement, charting) and task analysis (e.g., MTM, MOST)
B. Time study (e.g., time standards, allowances)
C. Workstation design
D. Work sampling
E. Learning curves
F. Productivity measures
G. Risk factor identification, safety, toxicology, material safety data sheets (MSDS)
H. Environmental stress assessment (e.g., noise, vibrations, heat, computer-related)
I. Design of tasks, tools, displays, controls, user interfaces, etc.
J. Anthropometry, biomechanics, and lifting

The Human Factors, Productivity, Ergonomics, and Work Design portion covers approximately 12% of the afternoon session test content.