3rd Edition

Ergonomics for Beginners A Quick Reference Guide, Third Edition

By Jan Dul, Bernard Weerdmeester Copyright 2008
    160 Pages 60 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    160 Pages
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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



    Jan Dul, Bernard Weerdmeester