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Office Ergonomics

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ISBN-10: 074840953X

ISBN-13: 9780748409532

Edition: 2001

Authors: Karl H. E. Kroemer, Anne Kroemer

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Everyone wishes to be professionally successful and productive. No one wants to suffer from workplace pains in the wrist, shoulder, or back. Written by a well-known certified professional ergonomist and based on sound theory and research, this practical book is full of tips on how to set up an office in the most ergonomically sound way. It includes nine fast-paced chapters, covering such topics as good lighting, sound environment and climate, proper arrangement of computer equipment and furniture, and more. Well-illustrated with drawings and case studies, it is written for all audiences. Each section ends with a series of practical design recommendations.
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Book details

List price: $73.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 5/10/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Ergonomics applied to offices
Ergonomics defined
Humans run the office
Computers changed the office in the 1980s
The home office
One design does not fit everybody
Relations among people in the office
Organizational behavior
The elements of an organization
What, exactly, is the organization?
What, exactly, is behavior?
What, exactly, is motivation?
What, exactly, is job satisfaction?
What, exactly, is job design?
What, exactly, is power?
What, exactly, is stress?
What, exactly, is communication?
Balance in work and personal life
Ergonomic recommendations
Office design
A short history of the architecture of offices and office buildings
What, exactly, are the purpose and process of office space design?
The office environment
The process of office design
Ergonomic design recommendations
Chairs and other furniture
What, exactly, are "good" body movements and "healthy" postures?
Assessment of suitable postures
Design of the office workstation
Designing the home office
Ergonomic design recommendations
Keyboarding and other manual tasks
What, exactly, are the manual tasks in the office?
Repetitive strain from keyboarding
Keyboard design
Ergonomics of data entry
Ergonomic recommendations
Feeling good at work
Fire safety
Cabling and wiring
Filing and keeping paper records
Looks and appearances
Avoid musculoskeletal diseases related to keyboarding
Ergonomic recommendations
Seeing and lighting
How, exactly, do we see?
How does lighting help our vision?
Vision myths and truths
Color perception
The computer display
Avoiding indirect glare
Ergonomic design recommendations
Hearing and sound
How, exactly, do we hear?
Noise and hearing impairments
Noise in the office
Voice communications
Music while we work?
Ergonomic design recommendations
Office climate
What, exactly, is a climate?
Temperature regulation and sensation
Clothing, work, and thermal comfort
Assessing the thermal environment
Thermal comfort
Reactions to hot environments
Smells and odorants
Reactions to cold environments
Effects of heat or cold on mental performance iin the office
Air-conditioning of offices
Ergonomic design recommendatiions