Applied Ergonomics is a concise text focusing on the practical applications of ergonomics and is derived from the annual, ground-breaking, successful conference of the same name. This is not a conference proceedings but a text of applications, filling a niche in the ergonomics professional market for a book that is strong on the applications side of the field rather than the purely academic.
This book covers a range of topics related to applications in engineering, medicine, and health & safety, and incorporates a number of case studies and examples. The book is split into a number of thematic sections which focus on support and service jobs, ergonomics in the office, health management and design. Within these sections are chapters on the use of the Internet, ergonomics programs, and the economics of ergonomics.
Those involved with the application of ergonomics techniques will find this collection both informative and interesting.
1.An Ergonomics Lineside Audit Method in Automotive Manufacturing 2. Textron Automotive Trim: Initiating a Sustainable Ergonomics Process 3. Ergonomics Before Equipment Receipt 4. Sharing Ergonomics Solutions in a 'Virtual Factory' System at Intel Corporation 5. Deferential Analysis and Integrated Systems: Ergonomic Re-Engineering of a Sub-Assembly Line 6. Whirlpool Corporation Clyde Division Ergonomic Process Management Written Plan 7. Using Human Factors to Understand and Improve Machine Safeguarding 8. Overcoming Traditional Job Rotation Obstacles in the Design of a Manufacturing Cell 9. High-Tech but Low-Cost Ergonomic Solutions 10. From Handtrucks to Palletizers: Advances in Material Handling Equipment for the New Millennium 11. Development and Implementation for Two Specialised Material Handling Devices: Metal Plate Movement & Oven Loading for Precision Optics 12. Pork Loin Processing Lines 13. Development of a Customised Ergonomic Handle: Meat Industry Application 14. Elimination of the Incidence of CTDs From Traditionally Top Risk Jobs In Beef Meatpacking 15. Ergonomic Redesign of a Hanging Table for Poultry Processing 16. Bottled Water Handling: A Case Study through Biomedical Analysis 17. Work-Related Muskoskeletal Disorders: Ergonomic Risk to Healthcare Workers 18. Ergonomic Solutions in Electric Energy Generation 19 Making Ergonomic Changes in Construction: Worksite Training and Task Interventions 20. Visual Ergonomics in the Workplace 21. Office Ergonomics Assessments Using the Internet 22. "Ergo Nightmare"…. and Beyond 23. Questioning Office Ergonomics Guidelines 24. Resolving RMI's in Mnual Insurance Policy Assembly 25. The Economics of Ergonomics: Three Workplace Design Case Studies 26. Using NCCI Rating Worksheet in Cost/Benefit ANalysis 27. The Power Zone 28. Ergonomics Programs: Reducing Work-Related Mukoskeletal Injuries 29. Ergonomics Certification: Its Value and Quality 30 Job Simulation and Physical Abilities Testing 31. Nerve Conduction Testing: Post-Offer Job Assessments 32. An Ergonomic Approach to Facility Design and Layout 33. Design of a Hoist for the Removal and Replacement of Horizontal Semiconductor Wafer Furnace Heater Cores at the Hewlett-Packard, Corvallis, Oregon Site 34. Powdered Circular Knife to Reduce Worker Fatigue 25. Use of Three-Dimensional Fabric Yields Ergonomic Benefits in Upholstery Work Author Index Keywork Index