Occupational Therapy and Ergonomics: Applying Ergonomic Principles to Everyday Occupation in the Home and at Work / Edition 1

Occupational Therapy and Ergonomics: Applying Ergonomic Principles to Everyday Occupation in the Home and at Work / Edition 1

by Franklin Stein, Ingrid Soderback, Susan Cutler, Barbara Larson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1861565046

ISBN-13: 9781861565044

Pub. Date: 06/05/2006

Publisher: Wiley

This practical book describes how the principles of ergonomics should be applied by occupational therapists. It clearly demonstrates how to create functional environments to prevent injuries and enabling people with disabilities to engage in everyday occupations. Occupational stress and other psychological variables are considered in the ergonomics of work.

    Overview

    This practical book describes how the principles of ergonomics should be applied by occupational therapists. It clearly demonstrates how to create functional environments to prevent injuries and enabling people with disabilities to engage in everyday occupations. Occupational stress and other psychological variables are considered in the ergonomics of work.

    • Includes case studies of an administrative secretary, industrial worker, assembly line food handler and maintenance worker
    • Contains a unique insight into the Scandinavian experience in universal design and everyday ergonomics
    • Provides material for applying ergonomic principles to the work environment, including descriptions of the most common injuries occurring at work, occupational rehabilitation programs, job analysis, functional capacity assessments, and work samples

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781861565044
    Publisher:
    Wiley
    Publication date:
    06/05/2006
    Pages:
    360
    Product dimensions:
    5.98(w) x 9.07(h) x 0.81(d)

    Table of Contents

    Preface.

    Acknowledgements.

    Chapter 1. Introduction: Purposes, Theory and Assumptions.

    Chapter 2. Applying Ergonomic Principles in the Home Environment.

    Chapter 3. The Case Study of Ben: Prescription and Use of a Wheelchair.

    Chapter 4. The Case Study of Emmy: Preventing Accidental Falls among Older Adults.

    Chapter 5. Applying Ergonomic Principles to the Worker and Work Environment.

    Chapter 6. Occupational Stress in the Workplace.

    Chapter 7. The Case Study of an Administrative Secretary: Working at a Computer Station.

    Chapter 8. Using Ergonomic Principles to Effect Change in Industry.

    Chapter 9. A Brief History of Occupational Medicine and Ergonomics.

    Glossary.

    Index.

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