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Occupational Biomechanics
     

Occupational Biomechanics

by Don B. Chaffin, Gunnar B. J. Anderson
 

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Reflecting the authors' more than 35 years of combined experience in applying biomechanics in various industries, it presents a comprehensive and accessible examination of the widely scattered literature in this field. As such it explores the biomechanical principles both in the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders in industry and working conditions and worker

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Reflecting the authors' more than 35 years of combined experience in applying biomechanics in various industries, it presents a comprehensive and accessible examination of the widely scattered literature in this field. As such it explores the biomechanical principles both in the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders in industry and working conditions and worker performance in general. This Second Edition reflects the tremendous amount of rapidly emerging knowledge that has taken place since the publication of the earlier volume with a balance struck between introducing new findings and keeping it simple and of a reasonable size.

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Presents both engineering and medical information to explain the biomechanical principles underlying the well-designed and ergonomically sound workplace. The third edition updates current knowledge on epidemiological support of occupational biomechanics, mechanical aspects of muscle actions during work, biomechanical models of exertions, postural- analysis methods, materials and load-handling evaluation methods, design considerations of VDT workstations, and hand tools. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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"...this book is a valuable resource for any advanced ergonomist interested in physical ergonomics...provides valuable research information.." —Ergonomics in Design Summer 2000

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471876342
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/07/1984
Pages:
454

Meet the Author

DON B. CHAFFIN is the G. Lawton and Louise G. Johnson Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Occupational Health, and Director of the Human Motion Simulation Laboratory at the University of Michigan. GUNNAR B. J. ANDERSSON is Chairman and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.

BERNARD J. MARTIN is Associate Professor at the Center for Ergonomics at the University of Michigan.

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