The Occupational Ergonomics Handbook
Waldemar Karwowski, William S. MarrasISBN: 0849326419;
Occupational ergonomics and safety studies the application of human behavior, abilities, limitations, and other characteristics to the design, testing, and evaluation of tools, machines, systems, tasks, jobs, and environments for productive, safe, comfortable, and effective use. Occupational Ergonomics Handbook provides current, comprehensive knowledge in this broad field, providing essential, state-of-the-art information from nearly 150 international leaders of this discipline. The text assesses the knowledge and expertise applied to industrial environments:oProviding engineering guidelines for redesigning tools, machines, and work layoutsoEvaluating the demands placed on workers by current jobsoSimulating alternative work methodsoDetermining the potential for reducing physical job demands based on the implementation of new methodsTopics also include:oFundamental ergonomic design principles at workoWork-related musculoskeletal injuries, such as cumulative trauma to the upper...
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