3rd Edition

Ergonomics for Beginners
A Quick Reference Guide, Third Edition

ISBN 9781420077513
Published May 28, 2008 by CRC Press
160 Pages 60 B/W Illustrations

USD $56.95

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Book Description

Loaded with information on the design of work systems, workplaces, and workstations as well as human anthropometics, Ergonomics for Beginners: A Quick Reference Guide, Third Edition provides a useful quick reference and valuable tool for novices and experienced professionals alike. Retaining the features that made each previous edition a bestseller, the authors have meticulously revised the information to address rapid developments in information and communications technology, offering ergonomics advice on topics such as wireless, remote, and hands-free controls, website design, mobile interaction, and virtual offices.

Understand the Utility and Limitations of Modern Technology

In their trademark, eloquent style, the authors explain the application of a human-centered approach to the design, testing, and evaluation of work systems by considering the interrelated set of physical, cognitive, social, organizational, and other relevant human factors. Their elemental, but comprehensive, treatment of the subject matter provides an authoritative and archival reference of basic theoretical and practical knowledge that will help enhance human performance and reduce the undesirable effects and unintended consequences of many human interactions with technology and the organizational environment. Small enough to carry along to work sites, with simple and clear illustrations, the book examines how to improve performance and reduce the undesirable effects and unintended consequences of many human interactions with technology and the work environment.

Table of Contents

What Is Ergonomics?
What Is an Ergonomist?
The Social Value of Ergonomics
The Economic Value of Ergonomics
General and Individual Ergonomics

Posture and Movement
Biomechanical, Physiological and Anthropometric Background
Summary Checklist

Information and Operation
The User
Controls For Operation
Mobile Interaction
Virtual Reality
Summary Checklist

Environmental Factors
Chemical Substances
Summary Checklist

Work Organization Jobs and Tasks
Work Organization
Summary Checklist

The Ergonomic Approach
Project Management
Ergonomics Checklist

Sources of Additional Information
International Books on Ergonomics
Scientific Journals on Ergonomics
Useful Websites
International Iso Standards on Ergonomics


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