Occupational Ergonomics: A Practical Approach

Theresa Stack, Lee T. Ostrom, Cheryl A. Wilhelmsen

Anno: 2016
Rilegatura: Hardback
Pagine: 560 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 239 x 159 mm
Peso: 856 gr.
  • EAN: 9781118814215
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The approach to the book is analogous to a toolkit. Theuser will open the book and locate the tool that best fits theergonomic assessment task he/she is performing. The chapters of thebook progress from the concept of ergonomics, through the variousassessment techniques, and into the more complex techniques. In addition to discussing the techniques, this book presents themin a form that the readers can readily adapt to their particularsituation. Each chapter, where applicable, presents thetechnique discussed in that chapter and demonstrates how it isused. The supporting material at the end of each chaptercontains exercises, case studies and review questions. Thecase study section of the book presents how to use techniques toanalyze a range of workplace scenarios. Topics include: The Basics of Ergonomics; Anthropometry; OfficeErgonomics; Administrative Controls; Biomechanics; Hand Tools;Vibration; Workstation Design; Manual Material Handling; JobRequirements and Physical Demands Survey; Ergonomic Survey Tools;Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders; How to Conduct anErgonomics Assessment; and Case Studies