Occupational Ergonomics: Engineering and Administrative Controls

Waldemar Karwowski, William S. Marras

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March 26, 2003 by CRC Press
Professional - 680 Pages - 188 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780849318009 - CAT# 1800
Series: Principles and Applications in Engineering

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Features

  • Focuses on the prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders with an emphasis on engineering and administrative controls
  • Includes knowledge about risk factors for upper and lower extremity at work
  • Covers psychophysical basis and psychosocial factors in preventing musculoskeletal disorders
  • Provides a method for assessment of risk of occupational low back disorders, occupational injuries due to falls, and provides a useful glossary of low back pain terminology
  • Summary

    Occupational Ergonomics: Engineering and Administrative Controls focuses on prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders with an emphasis on engineering and administrative controls. Section I provides knowledge about risk factors for upper and lower extremities at work, while Section II concentrates on risk factors for work-related low back disorders. Section III discusses fundamentals of surveillance of musculoskeletal disorders, requirements for surveillance database systems, OSHA Record keeping system, and surveillance methods based on the assessment of body discomfort. Section IV focuses on medical management of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, including programs for post-injury management, testing of physical ability for employment decisions, assessment of worker strength and other functional capacities, and applications of ergonomics knowledge in rehabilitation.