Introduction to Ergonomics

ISBN-10: 0849373069

ISBN-13: 9780849373060

Edition: 3rd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: R. S. Bridger
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Description: 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 authors approach is based on a professional model in which specialized skills are backed up by general knowledge of the profession. See whats new in the Third Edition: Each chapter includes a Erognomics 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 ofergonomics 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

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Book details

List price: $87.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 8/14/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 808
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.728
Language: English

Introduction
Body Mechanics at Work: Risk Assessment and Design
User-Centered Workspace Design Using Anthropometric Data
Static Work: Principles for Risk Assessment and Design
Repetitive Tasks: Risk Assessment and Task Design
Design and Evaluation of Manual Handling Tasks
Physically Demanding Work: Stress and Fatigue
Job Demands, Workplace Stress, and Health
Design and Assessment in Hot and Cold Workplaces
Visual Environment: Measurement and Design
Hearing, Sound, Noise, and Vibration
Human Information Processing and Mental Workload
Design of Displays and Controls
Information Technology, Memory, and Language
Human Error, Accidents, and Safety
Systems Design and Assessment
Appendix A
Appendix B
Glossary
References
Further Reading
Index
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