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Occupational Ergonomics: A Practical Approach

ISBN: 978-1-118-81429-1



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The approach to the book is analogous to a toolkit. The user will open the book and locate the tool that best fits the ergonomic assessment task he/she is performing. The chapters of the book progress from the concept of ergonomics, through the various assessment techniques, and into the more complex techniques. In addition to discussing the techniques, this book presents them in a form that the readers can readily adapt to their particular situation. Each chapter, where applicable, presents the technique discussed in that chapter and demonstrates how it is used. The supporting material at the end of each chapter contains exercises, case studies and review questions. The case study section of the book presents how to use techniques to analyze a range of workplace scenarios.

Topics include: The Basics of Ergonomics; Anthropometry; Office Ergonomics; Administrative Controls; Biomechanics; Hand Tools; Vibration; Workstation Design; Manual Material Handling; Job Requirements and Physical Demands Survey; Ergonomic Survey Tools; Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders; How to Conduct an Ergonomics Assessment; and Case Studies


List of Figures ix

List of Tables xxvii

Foreword xxxi

Acknowledgments xxxiii

1 Book Organization 1
By T. Stack

2 The Basics of Ergonomics 5
By T. Stack

3 Anthropometry 21
By L. Ostrom

4 Office Ergonomics 77
By C. Wilhelmsen

5 Administrative Controls and Stretch and Flex Program 111
By C. Wilhelmsen

6 Elements of Ergonomics Programs 121
By L. Ostrom

7 Biomechanics 163
By T. Stack

8 Psychophysics 181
By L. Ostrom

9 Hand Tools 207
By L. Ostrom

10 Vibration 233
By L. Ostrom

11 Industrial Workstation Design 247
By L. Ostrom

12 Manual Materials Handling 271
By T. Stack

13 Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders 283
By T. Stack

14 How to Conduct an Ergonomic Assessment and Ergonomic Assessment Tools 327
By T. Stack

15 Ergonomics in the Healthcare Industry 363
By L. Ostrom

16 Case Studies 413
By L. Ostrom

Appendix A Exercises 443
By T. Stack

Appendix B Guides 455
By T. Stack

Appendix C Tools 471
By T. Stack

Glossary 505

Acronyms 509

Index 511