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

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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
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"Excellent references follow every chapter ...this book is a welcome addition to the limited number of books on the subject."  (British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2007)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861565044
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/5/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.07 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents



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.



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