Ergonomics for Beginners: A Quick Reference Guide

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This book, a new fully revised and updated edition of the Dutch classic Vademecum Ergonomie, offers an excellent practical introduction for anyone who feels ergonomics can bring benefits to people and the performance of tasks in work and domestic environments. Professionals working in occupational health and safety, human resource and personnel managers, design engineers, management consultants, and indeed the lay person will find the book's breadth of coverage encompasses the essentials of applying ergonomics ...
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Overview

This book, a new fully revised and updated edition of the Dutch classic Vademecum Ergonomie, offers an excellent practical introduction for anyone who feels ergonomics can bring benefits to people and the performance of tasks in work and domestic environments. Professionals working in occupational health and safety, human resource and personnel managers, design engineers, management consultants, and indeed the lay person will find the book's breadth of coverage encompasses the essentials of applying ergonomics suceessfully. Embracing the concepts of designing tasks and environments for human comfort and satisfaction as well as optimum performance, the book shows, in an accessible and easily understandable fashion the steps by which managers, workers, and users can achieve an appropriate balance. The book includes anthropometric tables, criteria to create interesting and satisfying jobs, recommendations for the safe and efficient lifting, handling and carrying of loads, guidelines for working with computers, instructions for the effective presentation of information, specifications for comfortable sitting and standing postures, measures to reduce the adverse effects of the environment, and proposals for the role of ergonomists in project teams. In the light of recent and forthcoming legislation, and the growing public interest in and awareness of ergonomics and human factors, the book could not have appeared at a better time: it is an essential and invaluable addition to anyone's bookshelf, at work or at home.
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Translation of the Dutch work Vademecum Ergonomie, which was originally published in 1963 and has been revised many times since then. Packs a substantial amount of information in a convenient, small format (5.25x7.5"). Includes anthropometric tables, criteria to create interesting and satisfying jobs, and proposals for the role of ergonomists in project teams, along with recommendations for lifting and handling of loads, working with computers, presenting information, sitting and standing, and reducing adverse effects of the environment. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780748400799
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/28/2001
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 134
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Foreword
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Posture and movement 5
Ch. 3 Information and operation 43
Ch. 4 Environmental factors 71
Ch. 5 Tasks and jobs 99
Ch. 6 The ergonomic approach 107
Ch. 7 Sources of additional information 125
Index 130
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