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The Society of Surgical Ergonomics Research and Applied Ergonomics Committee

Mission Statement

To study the impact of surgical ergonomics on musculoskeletal disorders, mental workload and health, healthcare delivery, and patient safety through systematic investigation fueled by intellectual curiosity and need.  Additionally, this committee aims to improve the ergonomics of surgical procedures through the redesign of surgical instruments, devices, and environments, as well as the implementation of ergonomics interventions related to posture, positioning, motion, and physical and mental loads.


Chairs: Jenny Shao, MD and Andrea Merrill, MD

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