A comprehensive review of international and national standards and guidelines, this handbook consists of 32 chapters divided into nine sections that cover standardization efforts, anthropometry and working postures, designing manual material, human-computer interaction, occupational health and safety, legal protection, military human factor standards, and sources for human factors and ergonomics standards. The book delineates the role standards and guidelines play in facilitating the design and optimal working conditions in regards to occupational safety and health as well as system performance in the context of technological advances and opportunities for economic development worldwide.
Contents: Foreword.Preface. Part I: Standardization Efforts in Human Factors and Ergonomics. B. Sherehiy, D. Rodrick, W. Karwowski, An Overview of the International Standardization Efforts in Human Factors and Ergonomics. J. Dul, H.J. de Vries, Positioning Ergonomics Standards and Standardization. T.J. Smith, O. Mehri, Ergonomics Performance Standards and Regulations–Their Scientific and Operational Basis. Part II: Nature of HF/E Standards and Guidelines. H.A. Priest, K.A. Wilson, E. Salas, National Standardization Efforts in Ergonomics and Human Factors. C. Stuart-Buttle, Overview of National and International Standards and Guidelines. H. Willemse, H.J. de Vries, J. Dul, Balancing Stakeholder Representation: An Example of Stakeholder Involvement in Ergonomics Standardization. P-L.P. Rau, Some Ergonomics Standards in Ancient China. Part III: Engineering Anthropometry and Working Postures. A. Seidl, H. Bubb, Standards in Anthropometry. N. Delleman, J. Dul, Evaluation of Static Working Postures. N. Delleman, J. Dul, Evaluation of Working Postures and Movements in Relation to Machinery. H.F. van der Molen, N.J. Delleman, Standards on Physical Work: Demands in the Construction Industry. K.G. Schaub, Safety of Machinery–Human Physical Performance: Manual Handling of Machinery and Component Parts of Machinery. Part IV: Design and Evaluation of Manual Material Handling Tasks. E. Occhipinti, D. Colombini, Repetitive Actions and Movements of the Upper Limbs. K.G. Schaub, Ergonomics of Manual Handling–Part 1: Lifting and Carrying. K.G. Schaub, P. Schaefer, Ergonomics of Manual Handling–Part 2: Pushing and Pulling. P. Schaefer, K.G. Schaub, Recommended Force Limits For Machinery Operation: A New Approach Reflecting User Group Characteristics. E. Occhipinti, D. Colombini,