Ergonomics Process Management: A Blueprint for Quality and Compliance, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Ergonomics Process Management

A Blueprint for Quality and Compliance, 1st Edition

By James P. Kohn

CRC Press

384 pages

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pub: 1998-07-07
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This exceptional guidebook provides the strategies necessary to curtail ergonomic losses and costs associated with spiraling worker's compensation premiums and medical expenses, of major concern in all businesses. Ergonomic Process Management is meant to be an application and implementation "operator's manual". This one-of-a-kind resource provides professionals and students with step-by-step guidance on the management and behavior modification principles necessary to successfully implement ergonomic science and technology into the real world occupational environment.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Ergonomics

What is Ergonomics?

Is Ergonomics Something New?

Why is Ergonomics Important?

What are common Ergonomics Problems?

Using a Systems Approach to Ergonomics: The Key to Success in the system or "Program versus Process"

Components of an Ergonomics Management Program

Using the Meatpacking Guidelines for Direction

Management and Employee Involvement

Ergonomic Hazard Recognition

Ergonomic Hazard Evaluation

Ergonomic Hazard Control

Tracking Ergonomic Program Effectiveness

Resources in Developing the Ergonomic Process: Doing Your Homework



University Resources

Insurance Carriers


Selecting Outside Assistance

Getting an Ergonomics Program Started: Part A

Getting Your Facts Straight

Finding and Working with Professional Ergonomists

Locating Potential Ergonomic Problems (Working Analysis)

Determining the Extent of Ergonomic Problems Identified

Obtaining Top Management Support for the Ergonomic Program

Establishing an Ergonomic Process Budget

Establishing a TQM Approach to the Ergonomic Process

Starting on a Level Playing Field - Training: Part A

Ergonomics versus Economics: Do People Know the Difference?

Taking Baby Steps: Training on Ergonomics Basics

Training Programs for Support Personnel

Training Programs for Upper Management

Training Programs for Vendors

Training Programs by Vendors

Getting an Ergonomic Program Started: Part B

Obtaining Ergonomic Program Buy-In "on the line"

Remembering Mid-Level Managers/Supervisors

Negotiating Roles and Responsibilities

Setting Up the Identification and Monitoring System

Establishing the Ergonomics Committee

Starting on a Level Playing Field - Training: Part B

Roles and Responsibilities Training: Ensuring Understanding of the System

Establishing Standard Operating Procedures: Establishing Performance Baseline

Training Employees in Ergonomic Hazard Recognition and the Elimination/Control Process

Training Engineers and Maintenance Personnel

Training Supervisors and Managers in How the Ergonomic System Operates

Including Medical Personnel and Medical Data in the Ergonomic Process

Finding and Working with Occupational Medical Personnel

Subject Categories

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