Legal Issues in Occupational Ergonomics
The law serves a vital function in complex social settings. It provides the standards or guidelines that
define acceptable or unacceptable human behavior. Human conduct that transgress the limits is con-
sidered a violation of the law and the transgressor could face civil or criminal penalties. The legal
system has been established by society in a form thought best to meet the needs for a harmonious,
efficient, evolving, and beneficial social order.