Ergonomics for Beginners: A Quick Reference Guide / Edition 2

Ergonomics for Beginners: A Quick Reference Guide / Edition 2

by Jan Dul, Bernard Weerdmeester
     
 

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… See more details below

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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revised this new edition, maintaining the size and flavour that made the first edition so successful, and replacing out-of-date material with new insights and raising the emphasis placed on computing-related ergonomics.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:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Foreword
1Introduction1
What is ergonomics?1
What is an ergonomist?2
Social significance of ergonomics3
General and individual ergonomics4
2Posture and movement5
Biomechanical, physiological and anthropometric background5
Posture12
Movement28
3Information and operation44
The user45
Information46
Controls54
Relationship between information and operation61
4Environmental factors74
Noise74
Vibration80
Illumination83
Climate88
Chemical substances91
5Work organization, jobs and tasks102
Tasks102
Jobs103
Work organization106
6The ergonomic approach111
Project management112
7Sources of additional information133
Bibliography133
Useful websites137
Index139

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