Occupational Ergonomics: Principles of Work Design / Edition 1

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Occupational Ergonomics: Principles of Work Design focuses on the fundamentals in ergonomics design and evaluation. Divided into two parts, Part I covers the background for the discipline and profession of ergonomics and offers an international perspective on ergonomics. Part II describes the foundations of ergonomics knowledge, including fundamentals of ergonomics, fundamentals of work analysis, and cognitive issues. The authors discuss ergonomics of system design and outline the principles of certification in professional ergonomics. Methods for evaluation of physical workload due to posture (RULA and OWAS), as well as computer-aided human models and other software-based tools for ergonomic analysis and design are reviewed.

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Ergonomics. The Ergonomics of System Design. A Guide to Scientific Sources of Ergonomics Knowledge. A Guide to Certification in Professional Ergonomics. Effective Use of the World Wide Web. Professional Ergonomics Issues. Development of Ergonomics Programs. Design of Information Devices and Controls. Engineering Anthropometry. Occupational Biomechanics. Human Strength Evaluation. Methods Based on Maximum Holding Time for Evaluation of Working Postures. Low-Level Static Exertions. Job Demands and Physical Fitness. Psychosocial Work Factors. Cognitive Factors. Task Analysis. Computer-Based Tool for Practical Ergonomic Job Analysis. Job or Task Analysis for Risk Factors of Musculoskeletal Disorders. The AET Method of Job Evaluation. Worker Strength Evaluation. Dynamic Workplace Factors in Manual Lifting. Push-Pull Force Limits. Force Exertion in User-Product Interaction. Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA). OWAS Methods. Ergonomics of Hand Tools. Computer-Aided Design and Human Models. A Guide to Computer Software for Ergonomics. Guide for Videotaping and Gathering Data on Jobs for Analysis for Risks of Musculoskeletal Disorders. Physiological Instrumentation. Video-Based Measurements of Human Movement. Force Dynamometers and Accelerometers. How Complex Human-Machine Systems Fail. Human and System Reliabilty Analysis. Some Developments in Human Reliabilty Assessment. DIALOG. Managing the Speed-Accuracy Trade-Off. Receiver Characteristics in Safety Communications. Design of Industrial Warnings. Ergonomics Methods in the Design of Consumer Products.

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