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A Guide to Human Factors and Ergonomics

2nd Edition

By Martin Helander

CRC Press

408 pages | 135 B/W Illus.

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Description

Completely revised and updated, A Guide to Human Factors and Ergonomics, Second Edition presents a comprehensive introduction to the field. Building on the foundation of the first edition, titled Guide to Ergonomics of Manufacturing, the new title reflects the expanded range of coverage and applicability of the techniques you will find in the second edition. Each and every chapter contains new material and some have been entirely rewritten. Drawing on the author’s experience in both teaching and industry, the book lays to rest the common myths and misconceptions that surround ergonomics.

Unlike most ergonomics and human factors books that emphasize the physical, this one gives a broad overview of cognitive as well as physical ergonomics. Written in an accessible style, it presents a systems approach to human factors and ergonomics that leads to complete understanding. The author demonstrates how to collect data on users and operators and how to convert the data to good design, and offers a practical guide to the design and analysis of systems. Design oriented, systems oriented, and results oriented, this text provides the tools needed to solve systems problems and develop adequate design solutions.

Table of Contents

Information-Centered

Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics

Cost Benefit Analysis of Improvements in the Human Factor Design

Conducting a Human Factor Investigation

Vision and Illumination Design

Human Information Processing

Design of Controls, Displays, and Symbols

Design of Human Computer Interaction

Human-Body-Centered

Anthropometry in Workstation Design

Work Posture

Manual Materials Handling

Repetitive Motion Injury and Design of Hand Tools

Physical Workload and Heat Stress

Noise and Vibration

Organization/Management-Centered

Ergonomics of Computer Workstations

Training, Skills, and Cognitive Task Analysis

Shift Work

Design for Manufacture and Maintenance

Accidents, Human Errors and Safety

References

Appendix: The Use of Human Factors/ Ergonomics Checklists

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC009000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)
TEC009060
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering
TEC017000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety