Introduction to Ergonomics / Edition 1

Introduction to Ergonomics / Edition 1

by R.S. S. Bridger
     
 

What is ergonomics? Is it the science of human work design, a set of empirical guidelines for designers, or just common sense? In this text, Dr. Bridger presents a comprehensive introduction to ergonomics, its fundamental principles and areas of application, and its present and future scope. The text demands minimal scientific background knowledge since introductory… See more details below

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What is ergonomics? Is it the science of human work design, a set of empirical guidelines for designers, or just common sense? In this text, Dr. Bridger presents a comprehensive introduction to ergonomics, its fundamental principles and areas of application, and its present and future scope. The text demands minimal scientific background knowledge since introductory chapters have been included which explain the anatomical and physiological foundations of ergonomics. Current and future issues which affect people at work are summarized across a variety of technological and societal concerns, including office design and the health effects of VDT work; design of manual work to prevent musculoskeletal injury; health, nutrition, and performance at work; environmental factors which affect productivity and health; new technologies for control and display design; cognitive ergonomics and human-machine interaction; ergonomics and developing countries; and job design philosophies, employer liability, and other legal aspects. An instructor's manual is provided for academic users.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070077416
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
04/28/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
529

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Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction1
2Anatomy, Posture, and Body Mechanics31
3Anthropometric Principles in Workspace and Equipment Design71
4Workspace Design for Standing and Seated Workers96
5The Upper Body at Work127
6Design of Manual Handling Tasks158
7Physiology, Workload, and Work Capacity186
8Industrial Applications of Physiology204
9Heat, Cold, and the Design of the Physical Environment224
10Vision, Light, and Lighting252
11Hearing, Sound, and Noise287
12Human Information Processing, Skill, and Performance321
13Displays, Controls, and Human-Machine Interaction347
14Memory, Language, and the Design of Verbal Material391
15Cognitive Ergonomics: Problem Solving and Decision Making421
16Ergonomics, Work Organization, and Worksystem Design453

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