Occupational Ergonomics: Theory and Applications, Second Edition

Amit Bhattacharya, James D. McGlothlin

March 8, 2012 by CRC Press
Reference - 1332 Pages - 150 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439819340 - CAT# K11020

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Features

    • Addresses the fundamentals of ergonomics and applications to solve ergonomic problems
    • Provides insight into methods used to assess ergonomic risks and their control
    • Connects the physical ergonomic risk factors to the development of medical incidence, which helps in the design of medical surveillance programs to monitor/control ergonomic problems at the worksite
    • Covers current trends in this field from around the world
    • Includes appendices with useful ergonomic tables, list of vendors of ergonomic tools, software and video training materials, ergonomic checklists, and other background materialsA

    Summary

    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.