Industrial Ergonomics: Case Studies

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Industrial ergonomics is concerned with the scientific study of people in the workplace. This valuable reference tool shows engineers and managers in a wide range of industries how ergonomics can reduce costs-including product liability costs-through improved workplace design. The book contains 25 important case studies that describe how ergonomics is being successfully applied to such areas as materials handling,work station and office design,manufacturing processes,and product design. Included are studies of ...
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Overview

Industrial ergonomics is concerned with the scientific study of people in the workplace. This valuable reference tool shows engineers and managers in a wide range of industries how ergonomics can reduce costs-including product liability costs-through improved workplace design. The book contains 25 important case studies that describe how ergonomics is being successfully applied to such areas as materials handling,work station and office design,manufacturing processes,and product design. Included are studies of cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs) and methods to correct this serious workplace injury-the impact of high workers' compensation costs-the ten most common work-related diseases and injuries-human-integrated manufacturing-and macroergonomics,a new area concerned with overall job performance.
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Industrial ergonomics deals with people in the workplace; specifically, it is the application of the sciences related to the study of work. The 24 contributed chapters that comprise this volume are grouped in seven sections: overview of industrial ergonomics, physical ergonomics, information ergonomics, design of work space and work methods, product design, macro-ergonomics, and maintainability. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070508507
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 4/1/1992
  • Pages: 334
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Table of Contents

Sect. 1 Overview of Industrial Ergonomics
Ch. 1 An Overview of Industrial Ergonomics 3
Sect. II Physical Ergonomics
Ch. 2 JSI Method for the Control of Manual Material Handling Injuries 15
Ch. 3 Design and Analysis of Multiple Activity Manual Material Handling Tasks 29
Ch. 4 Economics in the Management of Occupational Injuries 41
Ch. 5 Bagging Dry Chemicals: A Case Study 55
Ch. 6 Screening and Training as Administrative Controls 61
Ch. 7 Cost Reduction Through Modification of a Heavy Physical Task 75
Sect. III Information Ergonomics
Ch. 8 Methodology for Human-Computer Interface Design 87
Ch. 9 A Job Performance Aid for AS/RS Error Diagnosis and Scheduling Preventive Maintenance 97
Ch. 10 Software Improvements Enhance Throughput in the Raw Material Buffer Zones 105
Sect. IV Design of Work Space and Work Methods
Ch. 11 Industrial Work Station and Work Space Design: An Ergonomic Approach 115
Ch. 12 Integration of Ergonomics into Office Design 141
Ch. 13 Work Center Redesign Combines Tasks to Improve Productivity and Reduce Job Stress 151
Ch. 14 Ergonomics of a Packing Work Station 159
Ch. 15 Investigation of the Automobile: Spare Tire Load Operation 171
Ch. 16 Making a Difference at Johnson & Johnson: Some Ergonomic Intervention Case Studies 181
Ch. 17 A Perspective on Solving Ergonomic Problems 195
Ch. 18 Packing Operation in the Put-up Department: An Ergonomic Study 207
Ch. 19 Implementation of Human Factors Principles in the Design of a Manufacturing Process 229
Sect. V Product Design
Ch. 20 Human Factors in Product Design 243
Ch. 21 Human Factors and the Design of a Data Acquisitions Van 257
Sect. VI Macro-ergonomics
Ch. 22 Macro-ergonomics: A New Tool for the Ergonomist 275
Ch. 23 Ergonomic Circles in Assembly Line Manufacturing 287
Sect. VII Maintainability
Ch. 24 Maintainability Design 297
Ch. 25 Design of Mining Equipment for Maintainability 317
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