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Ergonomics Laboratory Exercises

1st Edition

By Timothy Joseph Gallwey, Leonard O'Sullivan

CRC Press

216 pages | 27 B/W Illus.

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Taking an application-oriented approach, these exercises encourage students to apply rigorous analyses to collected data, and provide results through formal professional reports. The book contains nearly three dozen exercises covering workplace environment, work analysis, information processing, physiological issues, and systems evaluations. Some are pencil and paper exercises, some are stopwatch studies, some require special laboratory equipment, and others are field exercises. The book gives technical background on each topic and provides equipment needs, experimental design, and data sheets, as well as guidance on analysis and detailed instructions on report writing.

Table of Contents

REPORT WRITING

Short laboratory reports

Short laboratory report grading comments

Report presentation

Long laboratory reports

Grading scheme for long reports

Professional type reports

Informed consent

Writing up a thesis or project report

WORK PLACE ENVIRONMENT

Workshop lighting survey

Noise Measurement

Thermal Comfort

Ventilation

WORK ANALYSIS

Design versus Speed

Task analysis

Flow process & Two-Handed charting

Performance Rating

Operator learning curves

Activity sampling

Fundamental motions

Predetermined Motion Time Systems (PMTS)

INFORMATION PROCESSING

Human discriminability

Central information processing

Motor system information processing

Visual search

Decision making (TSD)

PHYSIOLOGICAL ISSUES

Force-Angle relationships

Static Muscle Contractions

Anthropometry investigation

Posture analysis

Maximum oxygen uptake

Energy expenditure

Heat dissipation

Lifting analysis

Muscle potentials in postures

SYSTEMS EVALUATIONS

Systems analysis

Procedural analysis

Office workplace evaluation

Factory workplace evaluation

Disabled error cause removal

Hazards of slips/trips/falls

Hazard analysis on transportation and handling

Shiftwork scheduling

APPENDICES

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC017000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety