2nd Edition

The Ergonomics Kit for General Industry

By Dan MacLeod Copyright 2006
    366 Pages 190 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    368 Pages 190 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Written by Dan MacLeod, one of the most experienced practitioners in the field, The Ergonomics Kit for General Industry, Second Edition contains everything you need to set up or improve your workplace ergonomics process. MacLeod describes the financial benefits of workplace ergonomics and ways to think about these tools that make good business sense. He uses case studies that illustrate positive bottom-line results and the actions that led to these results. Down to earth and practical, the information in this book is rooted in what has actually succeeded on the workplace floor.

    See what's new in the Second Edition:

  • Additional material on the actual process of solving problems
  • Success stories illustrate how the process works under various circumstances and organizational cultures to improve workplace conditions and maximize employee well being and productivity
  • Emphasizes simple, low tech, and low cost approaches
  • Guidance on how to create change and implement new processes
  • Electronic copies of forms and worksheets, PowerPoint presentation, and guide for conducting basic training sessions available on the Internet

    The book provides practical guidance on the process of identifying good, low cost improvements. It describes best practices from major corporations on setting up committees, establishing priorities, and developing written plans and also covers controversial issues such as job rotation and back belts. The kit includes a multitude of forms: worksheets, checklists, planning guides, employee feedback forms, and a program audit, as well as training handouts, train-the-trainer background, and basic PowerPoint presentations. Drawing on more than 30 years of experience, the author delineates how to set up an effective and successful ergonomics program.
  • Introduction

    Good Ergonomics is Good Economics
    How Ergonomics Promotes Efficiency
    Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)
    Case examples

    Setting Up an Ergonomics Program
    The Workplace Ergonomics Process
    More Guidance on Specific Topics
    Creating Change
    Government Standards and Guidelines

    Training Slides and Script
    References and Index


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