2nd Edition

Office Ergonomics and Human Factors Practical Applications, Second Edition

By Céline McKeown Copyright 2019
    338 Pages 30 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Just like the previous edition, this new edition aims to provide practical advice on how to create, develop, or improve office environments so that those individuals who work within them can do so comfortably and contently. Those environments include traditional purpose-built offices, home offices, vehicle interiors, or transient environments like train stations, hotels, and airports. Technology has changed radically since the first edition published in 2007. The new edition has been completely updated and offers simple, practical and effective advice that can be employed easily in any office environment, whether typical or atypical.


    • Provides up-to-date advice on working with handheld devices and computers
    • Outlines what can be done in non-office environments to make the worker more comfortable
    • Offers updated case studies, which are more relevant to today's work, made possible by ever-advancing technology
    • Includes an expanded section on accommodating workers with disabilities and covers new options available to assist the disabled so they can work effectively and comfortably
    • Deals with the hidden area of work-related manual handling inside and outside the office

    Working Posture. The Design of Workstation Furniture. Workstation Trials. Computer Use. Screen Displays. Atypical Offices. Input Devices. Organizational Issues. Training. The Environment. Manual Handling. Work-Related ILL Health. Disability. Risk Assessment. Case Studies.


    Dr Céline McKeown is a Consultant Ergonomist with Link Ergonomics, based in ­Nottingham, England. She works as a consultant to industry as well as to commercial organizations. She specializes in identifying the causes of injury and ill health in the workplace and designing them out of the system. She also has a special interest in product design. She trains engineers, architects, health and safety professionals, and others who have responsibility for changing the working environment so that they know how to incorporate ergonomics and human factors during the planning stages. She acts as an expert witness for defendants and claimants in work-related personal injury claims. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors in the United Kingdom and she is a Fellow of the Irish Ergonomics Society.