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Welcome to The Ergonomics Center!

The Ergonomics Center of North Carolina (Center) is a membership-based organization housed in the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at North Carolina State University. Founded in 1994, the Center was created to make workplaces safer, more productive, and more competitive by providing practical, cost-effective ways to reduce or eliminate America’s fastest-growing occupational injury and illness problem: painful, crippling cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs).

The Center’s Staff provides occupational ergonomics consulting, training programs, and research for corporations, facilities, and individuals to support and enhance a company’s ergonomics efforts. Each service is tailored to meet an organization’s specific ergonomic needs and corporate goals. With extensive experience in ergonomics research, consulting, and training, we understand the challenges of managing ergonomics and minimizing ergonomic risk factors in today’s work environments.

Our Clients

The Center has provided training and consulting services to a variety of businesses and industries throughout the United States. Industries served include:

  • Aircraft Engine Manufacturing
  • Apparel
  • Automotive Components
  • Ball Bearing Manufacturing
  • Banking
  • Chemical Manufacturing
  • Computer Manufacturing
  • Educational
  • Electrical Components
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Electrical Systems
  • Electronics Manufacturing
  • Financial Services
  • Food Products
  • Furniture Manufacturing
  • Government
  • Hospital Products
  • Household Equipment Manufacturing
  • Lighting Fixtures
  • Machinery
  • Meatpacking
  • Metals Manufacturing
  • Nylon Fiber Industry
  • Paper
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Plastics
  • Pork Processing
  • Poultry and Food Processing
  • Power Equipment Manufacturing
  • Retail Sales
  • Services
  • Shipping
  • Tobacco
  • Transportation Equipment
  • Utilities
  • Wood Products/Paper