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Occupational Ergonomics
Theory and Applications, Second Edition





ISBN 9781439819340
Published March 8, 2012 by CRC Press
1332 Pages - 150 B/W Illustrations

 
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In the fifteen years since the publication of Occupational Ergonomics: Theory and Applications significant advances have been made in this field. These advances include understanding the impact of ageing and obesity on workplace, the role of ergonomics in promoting healthy workplaces and healthy life styles, the role of ergonomic science in the design of consumer products, and much more. The caliber of information and the simple, practical ergonomics solutions in the second edition of this groundbreaking resource, though, haven’t changed.

See What’s New in the Second Edition:

  • Enhanced coverage of ergonomics in the international arena
  • Emerging topics such as Healthcare Ergonomics and economics of ergonomics
  • Coverage of disability management and psychosocial rehabilitation aspects of workplace and its ergonomics implication
  • Current ergonomics solutions from "research to practice"
  • Synergy of healthy workplaces with healthy lifestyles
  • Impact of physical agents on worker health/safety and its control
  • Additional problems with solutions in the appendix

The book covers the fundamentals of ergonomics and the practical application of those fundamentals in solving ergonomic problems. The scope is such that it can be used as a reference for graduate students in the health sciences, engineering, technology and business as well as professional practitioners of these disciplines. Also, it can be used as a senior level undergraduate textbook, with solved problems, case studies, and exercises included in several chapters. The book blends medical and engineering applications to solve musculoskeletal, safety, and health problems in a variety of traditional and emerging industries ranging from the office to the operating room to operations engineering.

Table of Contents

Principles of Ergonomics
Anthropometry, James F. Annis and John T. McConville
Skeletal Muscle Physiology and Its Application to Occupational Ergonomics, Robert G. Cutlip and Sharon S. Chiou
Physiological Aspects of Neuromuscular Function, Thomas R. Waters and Amit Bhattacharya
Biomechanical Aspects of Body Movement, Angus Bagchee and Amit Bhattacharya
Biomechanical Models in Ergonomics, Kevin P. Granata, Kermit G. Davis, and William S. Marras
Psychophysical Methodology and the Evaluation of Manual Materials Handling and Upper Extremity Intensive Work, Sheila Krawczyk
Instrumentation for Occupational Ergonomics, Robert G. Radwin, Thomas Y. Yen, David J. Beebe, and John G. Webster
Worker Participation, Alexander L. Cohen

Application of Ergonomic Principles
Job Analysis, Katharyn A. Grant
Workstation Evaluation and Design, David R. Clark
Tool Evaluation and Design, Andris Freivalds
Manual Material Handling, Thomas R. Waters
Manual Materials Assist Devices, Jeffrey C. Woldstad and Roderick J. Reasor
Matching the Physical Qualifications of Workers to Jobs, Rick Wickstrom
Office Ergonomics, Mary O’Reilly
Shift Work and Long Work Hours, Claire C. Caruso
Design and Evaluation of a Musculoskeletal and Work History Questionnaire, Grace Kawas Lemasters and Margaret R. Atterbury
Fall Prevention in Industry Using Slip Resistance Testing, Mark S. Redfern and Timothy P. Rhoades

Medical Surveillance for Ergonomics Programs
Record-Based ("Passive") Surveillance for Cumulative Trauma Disorders, Shiro Tanaka
Active Surveillance of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders, Norka Saldaña

Ergonomic Case Studies
Development and Implementation of an Ergonomics Process in the Automotive Industry, Bradley S. Joseph and Glenn Jimmerson
Ergonomic Control Measures in the Health Care Industry, Arthur R. Longmate
Healthcare Ergonomics, Thomas R. Waters
Injuries and Ergonomic Applications in Construction, Hongwei Hsiao and Ronald L. Stanevich
Ergonomic Hazards and Controls for Elevating Devices in Construction, Christopher S. Pan, Sharon S. Chiou, Hongwei Hsiao, and Paul Keane
Ergonomics in the Agricultural Industry, Thomas R. Waters, Kermit G. Davis, and Susan E. Kotowski
Ergonomic Analysis and Abatement Recommendations to Reduce Musculoskeletal Stress in Warehousing Operations, Donald S. Bloswi ck and Emil Golias

Physical Agents in Workplace
Occupational Heat Stress, Thomas E. Bernard
Occupational Human Vibration, Michael J. Griffin
Noise Exposure and Control, Sergey A. Grinshpun, Jay Kim, and William J. Murphy
Nonionizing Radiation, John Cardarelli II

Current Topics
Cumulative Trauma Disorders of the Upper Extremities, Brian D. Lowe
Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation, Thomas R. Waters
Americans with Disabilities Act, Jerry A. Olsheski and Robert E. Breslin
Legal Aspects of Ergonomics, James J. Montgomery
Real-Time Exposure Assessment and Job Analysis Techniques to Solve Hazardous Workplace Exposures, James D. McGlothlin and Sandra S. Cole
Ergonomics and Concurrent Design, Peter M. Budnick, Donald S. Bloswick, and Don R. Brown
Economics of Ergonomics, Tapas K. Ray, Thomas R. Waters, and Steve Hudock
Microergonomics, Balmatee Bidassie
Research to Practice in Solving Ergonomic Problems, Janice Huy, Heidi Hudson, Elizabeth Dalsey, John Howard, and R. DeLon Hull

International Perspective on Ergonomics
Overview of Ergonomic Research and Some Practical Applications in Sweden, Lennart Dimberg
Current Status of the Ergonomics Research in China, He Lihua, Sheng Wang, and Bingshi Wang
Overview of Ergonomic Needs and Research in Taiwan, Chi-Yuang Yu and Eric Min-yang Wang
Overview of Ergonomics in Australia, Jean Mangharam
Ergonomics in South Korea, Soo-Jin Lee, Kyung-Suk Lee, Yong-Ku Kong, Myung-Chul Jung, and Kermit G. Davis
Overview of Ergonomic Needs and Research in India, Rabindra Nath Sen

Appendix A: Biomechanical Modeling of Carpet Installation Task, Amit Bhattacharya
Appendix B: Ergonomics Checklists, James D. McGlothlin and Amit Bhattacharya
Appendix C: Electronic Sources of Information, James D. McGlothlin and Amit Bhattacharya
Appendix D: Ergonomics Software Sources, H. Onan Demirel and Vincent Duffy
Appendix E: Information Sources from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, James D. McGlothlin and Amit Bhattacharya
Appendix F: Information Sources for Ergonomics Literature, James D. McGlothlin and Amit Bhattacharya
Appendix G: Ergonomics-Related Problems with Solutions, James D. McGlothlin and Amit Bhattacharya
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Biography

Amit Bhattacharya

Reviews

"… an excellent reference book for engineers and practitioners in the field of ergonomics. … very useful to people involved in the design and automation of manufacturing systems. … a great reference book for universities and colleges that educate professionals in this important field of engineering."
Arturo Molina, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico

"Each chapter has a wealth of line drawings, photographs (though the quality of print of these is not brilliant). tables and diagrams. And, unlike a great deal of such illustrative material. they do actually add to an understanding of the text. The scope of the book is such that it can be used as a reference for graduate students in health sciences, engineering, technology and business as well as professional practitioners of these disciplines. Equally it can be used as a senior level undergraduate textbook, with solved problems, case studies, and exercises included in several chapters. All in all, the book blends medical and engineering applications to solve musculoskeletal, safety, and health problems in a variety of traditional and emerging industries ranging from the office to the operating room to operations engineering."
—The RoSPA Occupational Safety & Health Journal, December 2012