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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.
The basic outline and step-by-step approach of this book will show those without experience or training how to diagnose and correct ergonomic problems such as high absenteeism, carpal tunnel syndrome, back strain, and stress-related medical problems in order to prevent injuries and improve performance. Line drawings. Approx.
Part One: How the Physical Work Environment AffectsPerformance
1. What Are the Benefits of Ergonomic Workplace Design?
Part Two: Techniques for Creating the Ergonomically-SoundWorkplace
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 SpringfieldLoan Office
Part Four: Resources
A.Accident Statistics Review Sheet B.Interview WorksheetsC.Worksheet for Organizing the Ergonomic Assessment D.Assessmentand Evaluation Worksheets E.Furniture and Equipment SelectionWorksheets F.Glossary