Work Strain

Internal response of a worker (2.4) to being exposed to external work load (2.10) depending on his/her individual characteristics (e.g. body size, age, capacities, abilities, skills, etc.).

  • Note 1 to entry: In ISO 26800, “work strain” is called “internal load”.
  • Note 2 to entry: Compare ISO 26800:2011, 2.6.

Source: ISO 6385:2016, Ergonomics principles in the design of work systems, Third Edition, September 2016. Global Standards

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