Ergonomics for Beginners: A Quick Reference Guide / Edition 2

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This is a fully revised and updated edition of the 1993 title Ergonomics for Beginners. It provides an excellent practical primer for anyone approaching the subject for the first time with the aim of bringing benefits to the performance of tasks in work and domestic environments. Embracing the concepts of designing tasks and the environment for human comfort and satisfaction as well as for optimum performance, the book shows, in an easy and accessible fashion, the steps by which managers, workers and users can achieve an appropriate balance. The authors have extensively revised this new edition, maintaining the size and flavour that made the first edition so successful, and replacing out-of-date material with new insights and raising the emphasis placed on computing-related ergonomics. This renowned text is will be essential reading for all those people who need a basic, easy-to-follow guide to the subject of ergonomics and human factors working in a variety of occupations including psychology, design, engineering, management, health, occupational health and safety, human-computer interaction and ergonomics. Essential!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780748408252
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 154
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Foreword
1 Introduction 1
What is ergonomics? 1
What is an ergonomist? 2
Social significance of ergonomics 3
General and individual ergonomics 4
2 Posture and movement 5
Biomechanical, physiological and anthropometric background 5
Posture 12
Movement 28
3 Information and operation 44
The user 45
Information 46
Controls 54
Relationship between information and operation 61
4 Environmental factors 74
Noise 74
Vibration 80
Illumination 83
Climate 88
Chemical substances 91
5 Work organization, jobs and tasks 102
Tasks 102
Jobs 103
Work organization 106
6 The ergonomic approach 111
Project management 112
7 Sources of additional information 133
Bibliography 133
Useful websites 137
Index 139
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