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Occupational Ergonomics

Design and Management of Work Systems, 1st Edition

Edited by Waldemar Karwowski, William S. Marras

CRC Press

624 pages | 179 B/W Illus.

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Occupational Ergonomics: Design and Management of Work Systems comprises chapters carefully selected from CRC's bestselling Occupational Ergonomics Handbook, logically organized for optimum convenience and thoughtfully priced to fit every budget. This book presents 34 chapters addressing selected issues in the area of occupational macroergonomics, with an emphasis on design and management of industrial work systems. Part I focuses on organizational design. Part II is concerned with environmental design, including protection against noise and vibration, thermal stress, and usability of various work/shift plans. Part III discusses applications of ergonomics, principles of work design in the office environment, and manufacturing and service industries.


"..provides a useful introduction to several of the major issues in occupational ergonomics…a valuable tool that gives particularly good reference for further research…"

Ergonomics, Vol.48, 2005

Table of Contents

Human Factors and TQM. Participatory Ergonomics. Tutta: A Participatory Method to Improve Ergonomics and Safety through Better Housekeeping. Quality and Ergonomics. Corporate Cost Avoidance Using Sound Ergonomics Technology and Quality-Based Customer Services. Ergonomic Analysis for Ergonomics Programs. Economic Justification of the Ergonomics Process. Economic Aiding and Economics-Ergonomic Interactions in Design and Management. The Cost Benefit of Ergonomics. Success Factors for Industrial Ergonomics Programs. Elements of the Ergonomic Process. An Ergonomics Process. How to Set Up Ergonomic Processes. The Role of Ergonomics Training in Industry. Training Issues in Industrial Ergonomics. Noise in Industry. Vibrometry. On the Behavioral Basis for Stress Exposure Limits. Work Shift Usability Testing. Ergonomics of Seating and Chairs. Seating and Posture in VDT Work. Human-Computer Interface Requirements. Psychosocial Factors and Musculoskeletal Disorders in Computer Work. User-Centered Software Development. Kansei Engineering. Design for Human Assembly (DHA). Human Factors in Agile Manufacturing. Occupational Safety in Robotics. Ergonomics Issues in Mining. Risk Assessment and Safety Management in Industry. Ergonomics in Health Care Organizations. Ergonomics Efforts in the Package Delivery Industry. Ergonomics in the Construction Industry. Ergonomics Issues in Air Traffic Management.

About the Editors

Karwowski\, Waldemar; Marras\, William S.

About the Series

Principles and Applications in Engineering

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Subject Categories

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