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Advances in Physical Ergonomics and Safety

1st Edition

Edited by Tareq Z. Ahram, Waldemar Karwowski

CRC Press

604 pages | 248 B/W Illus.

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Based on recent research, this book discusses physical ergonomics, which is concerned with human anatomical, anthropometric, physiological and biomechanical characteristics as they relate to physical activity. Topics include working postures, materials handling, repetitive movements, work-related musculoskeletal disorders, workplace layout, safety, and health.

Table of Contents

Advances in Physical Ergonomics & Safety, Tareq Ahram and Waldemar Karwowski


Decision support in safety management, T. Waefler, S. Binz, K. Gaertner and K. Fischer, Switzerland

Ergonomic evaluation of scaffolding task interventions for power plant maintenance, S. Gangakhedkar, D. Kaber, M. Diering and P. Reddy

Development of prototype system on workers’ awareness information assessment for safety management in petroleum facilities, S. Tanuma, T. Akasaka and Y. Okada, Japan

Performance of new raters using an observational physical ergonomic risk assessment instrument, K. Streilein, E. Irwin and T. Armstrong

Pragmatic measures to vitalize railroad-station-service employees' activities that can reinforce customers' safety and comfort, N. Tsuji, R. Ikeda and Y. Okada, Japan

Human reliability of chemicals trucks filling process, C.-W. Lu and C.-Y. Wu, Taiwan

An improvement of staffs’ motivation/satisfaction for safety activities in a railroad operation department, R. Nihongi and Y. Okada, Japan

New forms of education as part of effective management of occupational safety and health at work, K. Habina, J. Donic and A. Lezovicova, Slovakia

BBS program (behavior based safety)- Way to raising the level of health and safety in practice, H. Pacaiova, A. Nagyova and S. Markulik, Slovakia

Using fuzzy set theory to model resilience in safe-critical organizations, C. Grecco, M. Vidal and P. Carvalho, Brazil

Identification of high risk patients for colonoscopy surveillance from EMR text, E. Sherer, H.-Y. Huang, T. Imperiale, G. Nanda and M. Lehto, USA

The effects of repetitive lifting on heart rate responses and perceived exertion in a young and middle-aged population, M. Boocock and G. Mawston, New Zealand


In vivo investigation of the effects of force and posture on carpal tunnel pressure, R. McGorry and N. Fallentin, USA, J. Andersen, Canada, P. Keir, and T. Hansen, Denmark, J.-H. Lin and G. Pransky, USA

Analysis and evaluation of muscular strain while working with large scale touchscreens, J. Bützler, S. Vetter, M. Kremer, N. Jochems and C. Schlick, Germany

Shoulder muscle loading during repetitive reaching task among younger and older adults, J. Qin, J.-H. Lin and X. Xu, USA

Whole–body vibration when operating mobile machinery, S. Fiserova, Czech Republic

An assessment of manual material handling and postural stress among the warehouse workers, H. Bhatt and P. Sharma, India

Effects of different inclination angles on biomechanical loading of the shoulder and hand while pushing construction carts, Y.-H. Lin, Taiwan

Effects of restrictive clothing on lumbar range of motion in adolescent workers, W. Eungpinichpong, P. Areeudomwong, N. Pramodhyakul, V. Buttagat, M. Swangnetr, D. Kaber, USA, and R. Puntumetakul, Thailand

Investigations on eye movement activities in the manually controlled rendezvous and docking of space vehicles, Y. Tian, S. Chen, C. Wang, Q. Yan and Z. Wang, China

Upper limb strength expression during work simulated tasks in a cohort of black African males, S. Davies and T. Goba, South Africa

A work-rest allowance model based individual fatigue and recovery attributes, L. Ma and Z. Zhang, China

Evaluation and prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders in Hungary, G. Szabó, Hungary

The analysis of complexload of machine production workers, M. Kapustová, I. Tureková and K. Balog, Slovak Republic

A design proposal of confirmation/check task to ensure workers' active will, R. Ikeda, N. Tsuji, T. Akasaka and Y. Okada, Japan

Enhancement of workers’ capability to analyze the latent factors in troubles, T. Maeda, T. Akasaka and Y. Okada, Japan

Effects of vibration exposure on action judgment: A field test for professional drivers, N. Costa, P. Arezes and R. Melo, Portugal

An investigation into blood pressure of blue collar workers of casting and forging SMEs: A study in India, L. Singh, India

Ergonomics and quality interventions in woodworking technological processes for lightening the workload, H. Kalkis, V. Kalkis, Z. Roja, V. Praude and I. Rezepina, Latvia


Design standards and layout methods of multi-information visual interface based on eye movement of flight simulator, H. Jun and X. Li, China, K. Sato, USA, L. Yao and Y. Jiang, China

A study of universal design principles assessment, M. Mustaquim, Sweden

Hand/handle interface affects bi-manual pushing strength, J.-H. Lin, R. McGorry and C.-C. Chang, USA

Research on evaluation and optimization design method of product sensory quality, F. Guo, Y. Sun, M. Zhu, L. Zhao and N. Xu, China

Geometric dimension model of virtual human for ergonomic analysis of man-machine system, Z. Qianxiang, D. Songtao, L. Zhongqi and Z. Xiaohui, China

Influence of interface compatibility on the spacecraft tracing performance in vibration environment, C. Wang, T. Jiang and P. Teng, China

Design and evaluation of a standing platform for reducing the physical strains faced by workers on guyed telecommunication towers, H.-C. Chen, T.-L. Lin, C.-L. Lee and C.-Y. Chen, Taiwan

An analysis of grip design for manual hammer stapling tool, A. Sengupta and W. Latta, USA

Space operation system based on human-in-the-loop, S. Guo, D. Li and C. Fan, China

Transformation between different local coordinate systems of scapula, X. Xu, J.-H. Lin, K. Li and V. Tan, USA

The system of coordinating security for the construction of nuclear power, J. Donic, A. Lezovicova and K. Habina, Slovakia

Performance assessment and optimization of HSE management systems with human error and ambiguity by an integrated fuzzy multivariate approach in a large conventional power plant manufacturer, A. Azadeh and Z. Jiryaei and A. Farmand, Iran

The analysis on force of door operation of applying universal design and the mechanism design of measurement device, S.-B. Wang, K.-C. Lin, and C.-F. Wu, Taiwan

Ergonomic design of classroom furniture for elementary schools, M. Gonçalves and P. Arezes, Portugal

Materialization of the storage halls lighting, I. Tureková, M. Rusko and J. Harangozó, Slovak Republic

Nail clipper design for elderly population, H. C. Wu, Y.-C. Lin and C.-H. Hou, Taiwan

An adjustable assistive chair design for older people, C. Huang, Taiwan

A comparative study of static balance before and after a simulated firefighting drill in career and volunteer Italian firefighters, M. Pau, G. Cadoni, B. Leban and A. Loi, Italy


Prediction of drowsiness using multivariate analysis of biological information and driving performance, A. Murata, Y. Okubo, T. Hayami and M. Moriwaka, Japan

Development of measurement method of individual hazard perception, A. Hirose and D. Takeda, Japan

The evaluation of heat transfer using the foot manikin, U. Reischl, USA, I. Salopek Cubric, Z. Skenderi and B. Mijovic, Croatia

A Bayesian based model application to the prediction of task accuracy - Case study on call center's agents dialog, E. Darmaningrat and S.-C. Lin, China

Study on the control rules of X-axis relative speed of chase spacecraft during the manual control rendezvous and docking, T. Zhiqiang, J. Ting, W. Chunhui and J. Guohua, China

Ergonomic work analysis applied to maintenance activities at a pilot plant of oil and gas industry, M. Zamberlan, C. Guimaraes, G. Cid, A. Paranhos and J. Oliveira, Brazil

Fuzzy Bayesian based classification of call center agent activity, S.-C. Lin, Taiwan, M. Lehto and S. Leman, USA

Testing of chosen Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as per standard STN EN ISO 15025:2003, L. Makovicka Osvaldova, A. Osvald and P. Makovicky, Slovak Republic

Occupational medical service in practice, A. Lezovicova, J. Donic and K. Habina, Slovakia

Head and facial anthropometry of young Chinese male aged 18-35 years old, X. Zheng, S. Ding, Q. Zhou, T. Liu, X. Yuan and L. Guojie, China

The suitable sampling duration for performing consecutive maximum voluntary contraction gripping exertions without fatigue, P.-C. Sung and C.-L. Lee, Taiwan

Basic study on automotive warning presentation to front/rear hazard by vibrotactile stimulation, A. Murata, S. Kemori, T. Hayami and M. Moriwaka, Japan

Characterization of the hand bike sport gesture: A quantitative kinematic analysis and an ergonomic assessment of different vehicle adjustments, M. Mazzola, F. Costa and G. Andreoni, Italy

Parameters in phases of causal dependency in the occurrence of negative phenomena, J. Sinay, A. Nagyova, S. Vargova and F. Kalafut, Slovakia

Determination of muscles fatigue for production packers and sawing machine operators in furniture enterprise using myotonometry, V. Kalkis, Z. Roja and H. Kalkis, Latvia

Heart rate monitoring - physical load objective evaluation method for nurses and assistants of nurses, Z. Roja, V. Kalkis, I. Roja and H. Kalkis, Latvia

Ergonomic analysis of rice field plowing, M. Swangnetr, P. Namkorn, C. Phimphasak, and K. Saenlee, Thailand, D. Kaber, USA, O. Buranruk and R. Puntumetakul, Thailand

Automatic landmark identification from three dimensional (3D) human body data using geometric characteristics, J. Niu, Y. Wu, F. Hou, A. Feng and X. Chen, China

Evaluation of office chairs by measuring the seat pressure variations in daily office work, J. Park, S. Kim, M. Kim, H. Jung and Y. Shim, Korea

About the Editors

Ahram\, Tareq Z.; Karwowski\, Waldemar

About the Series

Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety