chapter  3
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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.