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Fundamentals and Assessment Tools for Occupational Ergonomics

1st Edition

By William S. Marras, Waldemar Karwowski

CRC Press

1,024 pages | 302 B/W Illus.

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Completely revised and updated, taking the scientific rigor to a whole new level, the second edition of the Occupational Ergonomics Handbook is now available in two volumes. This new organization demonstrates the enormous amount of advances that have occurred in the field since the publication of the first edition. The second edition not only provides more information but makes it more accessible. Each volume narrows the focus while broadening the coverage, supplying immediate access to important information. One of the most comprehensive sources for ergonomic knowledge available, written by leading experts, providing both sound theory and practical examples, this book is a valuable resource for anyone in the field.

Fundamental and Assessment Tools for Occupational Ergonomics merges the frontiers of ergonomics, workplace design, and management issues. The editors have brought together researchers from disciplines such as biomechanics, anthropometry, and cognitive science with pioneering practitioners in industry. They discuss tools of the trade, upper extremity analysis, backs, interventions, management issues, design for ergonomics, principles of product design, band-aid approaches, processing, distribution centers, and service systems. The handbook is a compendium of information authored by top-flight investigators who represent the cutting edge of opinion, research, and interest in the field.

Table of Contents


A Guide to Certification in Professional Ergonomics, D.W. Jahns

Magnitude of Occupationally-Related Physical and Cognitive Problems, W.S. Marras

Legal Issues in Occupational Ergonomics, G.A. Peters and B.J. Peters

Cost Justification for Implementing Ergonomics Intervention, M. Oxenburgh and P. Marlow

Humans in Work System Environment, H. Luczak, S. Hinrichsen, and S. Mütze-Niewöhner

Human Factors and TQM, C.G. Drury

User-Centered Design of Information Technology, V.K. Leonard, K.P. Moloney, and J.A. Jacko

Application of Risk Theory in Man-Machine-Environment Systems, J. Sinay, H. Pacaiova, M. Kopas, and M. Oravec

Engineering Anthropometry, K.H.E. Kroemer

Human Strength Evaluation, K.H.E. Kroemer

Biomechanical Basis for Ergonomics, W.S. Marras

Fundamentals of Manual Control, M. Mulder, M.M. Van Paassen, J.M. Flach, and R.J. Jagacinski

Cumulative Spine Loading, J.P. Callaghan

Low-Level Static Exertions, G. Sjøgaard and B.R. Jensen

Soft-Tissue Pathomechanics, R.G. Cutlip

Mechanisms for Pain and Injury in Musculoskeletal Disorders, B.A. Winkelstein

Ergonomics and Aging, T.L. Mitzner, C.B. Mayhorn, A.D. Fisk, and W.A. Rogers

Vision and Work, J. Sheedy

Individual Factors and Musculoskeletal Disorders, D.C. Cole and I. Rivilis

Rehabilitating Low Back Disorders, S.M. McGill

Human Adaptation in the Workplace, A. Genaidy and S. Tuncel

Rehabilitation Ergonomics, S.J. Isernhagen

Visual, Tactile, and Multimodal Information Processing, N. Sarter

Applying Cognitive Psychology to System Development, P.J. Smith, R.B. Stone, and A.L. Spencer

The Role Personality in Ergonomics, W.G. Allread

Psychosocial Work Factors, P. Carayon and S.-Y. Lim

Biomechanical Modeling of the Shoulder, K. Gielo-Perczak

Application of Ergonomics to the Low Back, K.G. Davis, III

Application of Ergonomics to the Legs, S.A. Lavender

Application of Ergonomics of the Foot, S. Konz

Noise in Industry, J.G. Casali and G.S. Robinson

Shiftwork, T.H. Monk

Vibrometry, D.E. Wasserman and D.G. Wilder


Overview of Ergonomic Assessment, C. Hamrick

Low Back Injury Risk Assessment Tools, G. Mirka and G. Shin

Cognitive Task Analysis - A Review, P. Salmon, N. Stanton, G. Walker, and D. Green

Subjective Scales of Effort and Workload Assessment, B. Sherehiy and W. Karwowski

Rest Allowances, S. Konz

Wrist Posture in Office Work, M. Fagarasanu and S. Kumar

PLIBEL - A Method Assigned for Identification of Ergonomics Hazards, K. Kemmlert

The ACGIH TLV® for Hand Activity Level, T.J. Armstrong

REBA and RULA: Whole Body and Upper Limb Rapid Assessment Tools, S. Hignett and L. McAtamney

An Assessment Technique for Postural Loading on the Upper Body (LUBA), D. Kee and W. Karwowski

The Washington State SHARP Approach to Exposure Assessment, S. Bao, B. Silverstein, N. Howard, and P. Spielholz

Upper Extremity Analysis of the Wrist, A. Freivalds

Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation, T.R. Waters

Psychophysical Approach to Task Analysis, P.G. Dempsey

Static Biomechanical Modeling in Manual Lifting, D.B. Chaffin and C.B. Woolley

Industrial Lumbar Motion Monitor, W.S. Marras and W.G. Allread

The ACGIH TLV® for Low Back Risk, W.S. Marras and C. Hamrick


About the Authors

William S. Marras, Ph.D, CPE is Professor of Neurological Surgery, Orthopaedics, Integrated Systems Engineering at the Spine Research Institute, The Ohio State University.

About the Series

The Occupational Ergonomics Handbook, Second Edition

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Subject Categories

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