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Applied Ergonomics Handbook

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ISBN 9780873713672
Published December 18, 1991 by CRC Press
272 Pages

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Book Description

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

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