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Creating the Ergonomically Sound Workplace / Edition 1
     

Creating the Ergonomically Sound Workplace / Edition 1

by Lee T. Ostrom
 

ISBN-10: 1555426212

ISBN-13: 9781555426217

Pub. Date: 04/01/1994

Publisher: Wiley

From Training to Performance in the 21st Century is a series sponsored by the National Society for Performance and Instruction (NSPI) which provides valuable how-to resources to help trainers, human resource professionals, and human performance technologists improve performance in the workplace. This book is part of the first three-volume set, Designing the Work

Overview

From Training to Performance in the 21st Century is a series sponsored by the National Society for Performance and Instruction (NSPI) which provides valuable how-to resources to help trainers, human resource professionals, and human performance technologists improve performance in the workplace. This book is part of the first three-volume set, Designing the Work Environment for Optimum Performance,
which shows how to fix the workplace, not the worker.
The set provides hands-on tools to help create work environments that support human performance.

Draws on numerous scientific studies and the author's professional experience in assessing real-life ergonomic problems in diverse workplaces nationwide to provide a systematic approach including reproducible checklists and worksheets—for performing ergonomic assessments to identify and correct health hazards at work.

He presents a variety of practical, cost-effective solutions from adjusting chairs, lowering computer keyboards, taking frequent microbreaks, and finding new ways of performing repetitive tasks—for preventing work-related health problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555426217
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/01/1994
Series:
From Training to Performance in the Twenty-First Century Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
8.52(w) x 11.04(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Part One: How the Physical Work Environment Affects Performance
1. What Are the Benefits of Ergonomic Workplace Design?
Part Two: Techniques for Creating the Ergonomically-Sound Workplace
2. Assessing Workplace Ergonomics
3. Posture: Creating and Maintaining Healthy Body Alignment
4. Work Activities: Eliminating the Risk of Injury
5. Environment: Ensuring Proper Lighting and Visibility
6. Making Follow-Up Adjustments
Part Three: Techniques in Action
7. Restoring Lost Productivity: The Case Study of the Springfield Loan Office
Part Four: Resources
A.Accident Statistics Review Sheet B.Interview Worksheets C.Worksheet for Organizing the Ergonomic Assessment D.Assessment and Evaluation Worksheets E.Furniture and Equipment Selection Worksheets F.Glossary

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