This book gives readers the knowledge to assess a work environment and prescribe effective interventions. It is a hands-on reference for ergonomists, manufacturing engineers, process engineers, industrial engineers and managers, safety engineers, nurses, therapists, chiropractors, physicians, and workers with back pain. It is also an excellent resource for graduate or undergraduate students of kinesiology, physiology, ergonomics, physical therapy, nursing, industrial design, engineering, and general medicine.
The Occupational Ergonomics Handbook: Interventions, Controls, and Applications in Occupational Ergonomics
This book addresses the issues of medical management of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, systems approach to rehabilitation, wrist splints, and application of the clinical lumbar motion monitor. It provides an overview of best practices for ergonomics intervention with respect to the design and use of chairs and office furniture, as well as design of computer keyboards and notebook computers.
This book merges the frontiers of ergonomics, workplace design, and management issues. The editors have brought together researchers from disciplines such as biomechanics, anthropometry, and cognitive science with pioneering practitioners in industry. They discuss tools of the trade, upper extremity analysis, backs, interventions, management issues, design for ergonomics, principles of product design, band-aid approaches, processing, distribution centers, and service systems.
This book examines the scientific basis for connecting musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) with the workplace, considering people, job tasks, and work environments. A multidisciplinary panel of experts were convened to draw their conclusions about the likelihood of causal links and the effectiveness of various intervention strategies. The panel also offers recommendations for what actions can be considered on the basis of current information and for closing information gaps. This book presents information on the prevalence, incidence, and costs of MSDs and identifies factors that influence injury reporting. It reviews the broad scope of evidence: epidemiological studies of physical and psychosocial variables, basic biology, biomechanics, and physical and behavioral responses to stress.
This book focuses on prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders with an emphasis on engineering and administrative controls. It includes knowledge about risk factors for upper and lower extremity at work. It covers psychophysical basis and psychosocial factors in preventing musculoskeletal disorders. And it provides a method for assessment of risk of occupational low back disorders, occupational injuries due to falls, and provides a useful glossary of low back pain terminology.
This book focuses on selected issues in the area of occupational macroergonomics, with an emphasis on design and management of industrial work systems. It reviews the quality and cost benefit issues in ergonomics management. It describes methodology and usability issues in the user-center design. And it covers ergonomics in service systems including healthcare, package/delivery industry, construction industry, and air traffic management.
This book focuses on the fundamentals in ergonomics design and evaluation. It outlines the principles of certification in professional ergonomics. It covers the background for the discipline and profession of ergonomics and provides an international perspective. And it reviews methods for evaluation of physical workload due to posture (RULA and OWAS), as well as computer-aided human models and other software-based tools for ergonomic analysis and design.