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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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  • Facility design & layout
  • Lighting
  • Noise
  • Temperature & humidity
  • Vibration
  • Air flow
  • Contamination & pollutants
  • Workplace hazards
  • Safety features
  • Security features
  • Signage & way-finding
  • Workstation ergonomics
  • Special user group requirements & equipment

In adopting a systems perspective, research needs to examine how the physical environment interacts with people, work processes, tools/technology, and organizations to realize improved processes & outcomes.

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