Kodak's Ergonomic Design for People at Work

ISBN-10: 0471418633

ISBN-13: 9780471418634

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)

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Description: This work covers ergonomics and human factors from an applied practitioner's approach. It distills the information and presents it in simple, easy to understand guidelines and how-tos.

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Book details

List price: $175.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/10/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 736
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Ergonomics Design Philosophy
Ergonomics and Human Factors
The Scope and Purpose of This Book
Definitions
The Benefits of Ergonomics and Human Factors
Ergonomics at Eastman Kodak Company
Ergonomics Program Characteristics in Other Companies
Influences on Ergonomics Programs
Regulatory Influences
Participatory Ergonomics
Specific Ergonomics Process Issues
Program Examples
Some Program/Process Traps to Avoid
Summary
An Ergonomics Problem-Solving Technique
Background
Sources Contributing to This Problem-Solving Technique
The Problem-Solving Process
For Whom Do We Design?
Accommodate the Functional Capacities and Capabilities of a Large Majority of the Potential Workforce
Why Design for the Large Majority?
Determining Whom to Design for So Most People Can Work Comfortably
Designing to Accommodate the Needs of Employees with Disabilities or Reduced Work Capacities
Design of Lifting Tasks for People with Low Back Disorders
Capacity and Capability Data
Anthropometric Data
United States and International Standards Related to Ergonomics
Internet Locations for European and International Standards
International Standards
European Standards
United Kingdom (UK)
United States of America (USA)
Canada
Australia
Evaluation of Job Demands
Principles
Biomechanics
Dynamic Motion
Static Muscle Work
Dynamic Work
Psychophysical Scaling Methods
Analysis Methods
Qualitative Methods
Semiquantitative Methods
Quantitative Methods
Workplace Design
General Workplace Layout and Dimensions
Sitting Workplaces
Standing Workplaces
Computer Workstations
Selection of Computer Equipment
Workstation Design
Workstation Layout
Laboratories
General Principles of Laboratory Bench Design
Containment Cabinets and Glove Boxes
Microscope Workstations
Liquid Dispensing Stations
Visual Work Dimensions
Visual Field
Viewing Angle
Viewing Distance
Size of Visual Targets
Floors, Ramps, and Stairs
Floors
Ramps
Stairs and Ladders
Conveyors
Adjustable Workstations
Adjusting the Workplace
Adjusting the Person Relative to the Workplace
Adjusting the Workpiece or the Product
Adjusting the Tool (Design and Location of Tools)
Equipment Design
Overall Considerations
Physical Capability
Environment and Safety
Maintainability
Areas to Consider When Planning Maintainability Requirements
Design of Displays
Modes of Display
Equipment Visual Displays
Installation of Displays
Design of Controls
Behavioral Stereotypes
Design, Selection, and Location of Controls
Computer Input Devices
Computer Interface Controls
Tool Design
Postural Stress and Muscle Fatigue During Tool Use
Pressure Points on the Hand
Safety Aspects of Hand Tool Design
Design and Selection Recommendations for Hand Tools
Special-Purpose Tools
Evaluation and Selection of Equipment
Human Reliability and Information Transfer
Human Reliability
Human Reliability Analysis (HRA) Techniques
Cautions When Using HRAs
Information Transfer
Warnings
Instructions
Coding
Forms and Surveys
Labels and Signs
Work Design
Organizational Factors in Work Design
The Importance of Organizational Factors in Work Design
Guidelines to Improve the Organizational Factors in Job Design
Hours of Work: Shift Work and Overtime
Introduction and Regulations
Shift Work and Employee Health and Safety
8-Hour shifts Versus 12-Hour shifts
Overtime Considerations
Aging Considerations
Shift Work Characteristics
The Shift Work Design and Redesign Process
Case Study: Shift Schedule Redesign Project
Conclusions
Ergonomic Work Design
Goals in the Design of Jobs
The Measurement of Work Capacities
Designing to Minimize Fatigue
The Design of Repetitive Work
Job Risk Factors
Individual Risk Factors
Guidelines for the Design of Repetitive Work
Management of MSDs in the Workplace
Special Considerations: Design of Ultra-Short-Cycle Tasks
The Design of Visual Inspection Tasks
Measures of Inspection Performance
Individual Factors
Physical and Environmental Factors
Task Factors
Organizational Factors
Guidelines to Improve Inspection Performance
Ergonomics in the Construction Industry
The Need for Ergonomics in the Construction Industry
Construction Job Factors and MSDs
Responsibility for Ergonomics
Controlling Risk Factor Exposure
Ergonomics Interventions in Construction
Summary
Work Design in Laboratory and Computer Workplaces
Laboratory Task Design: Pipetting
Work Patterns in Computer Tasks
Manual Handling in Occupational Tasks
Background: Manual Handling and Musculoskeletal Injuries and Illnesses
Types of Musculoskeletal Overexertion Injuries Seen in Manual Handling Tasks
Strategies to Reduce Manual Handling Risk Factors
Guidelines For the Design of Manual Lifting Tasks
Factors That Contribute to Acceptable Weights for Lifting
Guidelines for the Design of Occasional Lifts
Guidelines for the Design of Frequent Lifting Tasks
Guidelines for the Design of Carrying Tasks, Shoveling, and One-Handed Lifting Tasks
Special Considerations in Manual Lifting Task Design
The Design of Force Exertion Tasks
Horizontal Forces Away from and Toward the Handler: Hand Cart and Truck Design Guidelines
Other Horizontal Forces: Overhead, Seated, and Kneeling
Vertical Pushing and Pulling
Transverse or Lateral Forces Applied Horizontally
Environment
Lighting and Color
Visual Work Demands
Basic Light Terminology
Recommended Illuminance Levels
Quality Issues
Lighting Design
Special Lighting Conditions
Color
Noise
Hearing Loss
Annoyance and Distraction
Interference with Communication
Measuring Noise Levels
Performance Effects of Noise
Approaches to Reducing Noise in the Workplace
Special Considerations
Thermal Environments
Thermal Balance
Thermal Comfort
Warm Discomfort and Heat Stress
Cool Discomfort and Cold Stress
Vibration
Introduction
Measurement of Vibration
Resonance
Evaluation of Human Vibration
Vibration Reduction and Control
Case Studies
Glossary
Index
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