Applied Ergonomics Handbook: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Applied Ergonomics Handbook

1st Edition

By Michael J. Burke

CRC Press

272 pages

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Hardback: 9780873713672
pub: 1991-12-18
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Applied Ergonomics Handbook is a procedural guide that includes forms, protocols, and "real life" suggestions for preventing musculoskeletal trauma in the workplace. The book is based on the results of years of job site analysis experience using various techniques to find out which procedures are least cumbersome, most practical, and still remain objective.

The book's step-by-step format lends itself to selecting the procedures, forms, and advice that are most appropriate to a wide array of groups. Readers can use the techniques presented as is or customize them to fit their personal or professional philosophies.

Applied Ergonomics Handbook is perfect for health and safety professionals, physical therapists, occupational therapists, occupational health nurses and physicians, occupational health center directors, industrial hygienists and engineers, ergonomists, human factors professionals, insurance risk managers, and human resource administrators.

Table of Contents

Start Ergonomics Process

Company Logistics Background

Select the Criteria

Compute Total Incidence

Identify Problem Areas

Select Target Jobs

Select Recording Procedures

Comfort-Level Survey

Start Ergonomics Committee

Compile Job Description

Determine Job Exposure

List of Duties

Interview Selected Workers

Determine Duty Exposure

Perform On-Site Observation

Measure Static Elements

Measure Dynamic Forces

Perform Duty/Task Breakdown

Quantify Each Task

Perform Task/Step Breakdown

Quantify the Steps

Identify Risk Factors

Quantify Risk Factors

Find Ergonomic Solutions

Choose Effective Solutions

Implement Effective Solutions

Measure Solution Success

Prepare Management Report

Appendix A: Corporate Ergonomics Program Implementation

Appendix B: Definitions

Appendix C: Background Information for the Ergonomics Committee

Appendix D: Worker Intervention Considerations

Appendix E: NIOSH Formula

Appendix F: Additional Readings

Appendix G: Sample Ergonomics Analysis


Subject Categories

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