The Rules of Work: A Practical Engineering Guide to Ergonomics, Second Edition

Dan MacLeod

October 23, 2012 by CRC Press
Reference - 196 Pages - 261 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439899069 - CAT# K14336

USD$62.95

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Features

  • Provides a practical guide to the rules of design
  • Presents all of the basics that the industrial workplace professional should know
  • Explains how to design manual tasks to improve both productivity and employee well-being
  • Includes the 10 principles of ergonomics to enable easy application for different tasks and work settings

Summary

The experience of the past decade since the publication of the first edition of The Rules of Work: A Practical Engineering Guide to Ergonomics proves just how central ergonomics is for effective production. Revised and updated to reflect new insights from workplace developments, the second edition continues the tradition of providing essential tools for implementing good ergonomics in a way that simultaneously improves both productivity and safety.

What’s New in the Second Edition:

  • Updated examples and additional rules of thumb
  • "How to" pages cover actions such as how to design a workstation
  • Coverage of RULA, Strain Index, and TAPDA

In short, the plan of the book is that Part I provides help on how to think and Part II help on how to measure. The non-quantitative materials come first, since creativity in the application of the principles and rules provides greater value.

Based on 35 years of practical problem-solving in over 1,500 workplaces, the book provides a down-to-earth and practical guide for solving ergonomics problems. It provides a framework for evaluating tasks using low-tech, non-quantitative methods, along with an overview of the standard measuring systems for those occasions when numbers are needed.