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A comprehensive introduction to the field, this book contains more than twenty worked examples of ergonomic problem solving and an Instructors Manual with solutions to more than 200 problems. The book can be used to learn about ergonomics in a variety of ways, depending on the goals of the reader. It provides a general introduction to the field and study sections that delve deeper into special topics. The exercise can be used as lecture material, exam questions, or both and the Instructors Manual contains advice on lab classes and demonstrations. The author's approach is based on a professional model in which specialized skills are backed up by general knowledge of the profession.See what's new in the Third Edition:· Each chapter includes a Ergonomics Workshop section that provides worked examples and advice for using problem solving tools· Guidance for the design of questionnaires, rating scales, and the conduct of surveys applicable across all areas of ergonomics· Task analysis examples together with checklists and advice to aid interpretation· Increased coverage of the role of stress and psychological wellbeing on the health of workers and on systems safety· New material for lectures, examinations, and projects· Glossary of terms
Table of Contents
|Body Mechanics at Work: Risk Assessment and Design||p. 41|
|User-Centered Workspace Design Using Anthropometric Data||p. 75|
|Static Work: Principles for Risk Assessment and Design||p. 115|
|Repetitive Tasks: Risk Assessment and Task Design||p. 165|
|Design and Evaluation of Manual Handling Tasks||p. 215|
|Physically Demanding Work: Stress and Fatigue||p. 259|
|Job Demands, Workplace Stress, and Health||p. 297|
|Design and Assessment in Hot and Cold Workplaces||p. 327|
|Visual Environment: Measurement and Design||p. 363|
|Hearing, Sound, Noise, and Vibration||p. 409|
|Human Information Processing and Mental Workload||p. 457|
|Design of Displays and Controls||p. 503|
|Information Technology, Memory, and Language||p. 553|
|Human Error, Accidents, and Safety||p. 607|
|Systems Design and Assessment||p. 657|
|Appendix A||p. 709|
|Appendix B||p. 711|
|Further Reading||p. 767|
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