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Applied and Systemic-Structural Activity Theory: Advances in Studies of Human Performance

1st Edition

Gregory Z. Bedny, Inna S. Bedny
June 13, 2019

This book presents new data in Applied Activity Theory (AAT) and Systemic-Structural Activity Theory (SSAT), that can be used in the study of human performance. The SSAT is the high-level generality theory that offers standardized principles of the analyses of human activity. These principles can...

Bio-Climatology for Built Environment

1st Edition

Masanori Shukuya
January 18, 2019

Indoor climate is determined by rational lighting, heating, cooling and ventilating systems. For occupants' well-being it should be consistent with how regional outdoor climate works in the flow of radiation via four paths of heat transfer: radiation; convection; conduction; and evaporation. This...

Office Ergonomics and Human Factors: Practical Applications, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Céline McKeown
December 10, 2018

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,...

The Story of Industrial Engineering: The Rise from Shop-Floor Management to Modern Digital Engineering

1st Edition

Adedeji B. Badiru
November 05, 2018

Industrial engineering is the profession dedicated to making collective systems function better with less waste, better quality, and fewer resources, to serve the needs of society more efficiently and more effectively. This book uses a story-telling approach to advocate and elaborate the...

Projects as Socio-Technical Systems in Engineering Education

1st Edition

Johan Meyer, Zach Simpson, Suné von Solms
October 10, 2018

This book presents the case for Project-Based Learning within Socio-Technical Systems in Engineering Education. The book highlights the importance of projects as Socio-Technical Systems as a means for supporting and enhancing international accreditation of engineering programs. Practical examples...

Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) in the Workplace: A Forensic and Epidemiological Analysis

1st Edition

Richard Graveling
October 09, 2018

Whether you call them work-related upper limb disorders (WRULDs), cumulative trauma disorders (CTDS), or occupational overuse syndromes (OOSs), these conditions are a cause of pain, disability and suffering to workers worldwide. These designations often imply that their causes are related to work,...

Noise in the Plastics Processing Industry, 2nd edition

2nd Edition

Robert Peters
October 03, 2018

This practical guide for managers and engineers in the plastics industry shows how to reduce high noise levels which often occur in the workplace and reduce the risk of noise-induced hearing damage to employees. Practical methods for reducing noise from industrial machinery are described and...

Work Activity Studies Within the Framework of Ergonomics, Psychology, and Economics

1st Edition

Gregory Z. Bedny, Inna S. Bedny
September 20, 2018

Systemic-structural activity theory (SSAT), founded by Gregory Bedny, is a relatively new unified framework for the study of efficiency of human performance, equipment, and software design. This book presents new recently obtained data in the field of SSAT that can be used in the study of...

Biomechanics of the Upper Limbs: Mechanics, Modeling and Musculoskeletal Injuries, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Andris Freivalds
September 18, 2018

There is already a wealth of literature covering cumulative trauma disorders and medical management, as well as the biomechanics of manual material handling and lower back problems. However, despite a spike in the number of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) in the upper limbs—due to a...

Systems Thinking in Practice: Applications of the Event Analysis of Systemic Teamwork Method

1st Edition

Neville A. Dr. Stanton, Paul Dr. Salmon, Guy H. Dr. Walker
September 18, 2018

This book presents the latest developments of Systems Thinking in Practice to the analysis and design of complex sociotechnical systems. The Event Analysis of Systemic Teamwork (EAST) method is applied to micro, meso and macro systems. Written by experts in the field, this text covers a diverse...

Delivering Resilient Health Care

1st Edition

Erik Hollnagel, Jeffrey Braithwaite, Robert L. Wears
August 30, 2018

Health care is under tremendous pressure regarding efficiency, safety, and economic viability. It has responded by adopting techniques that have been useful in other industries, such as quality management, lean production, and high reliability – although with limited, and all-too-often...

Work Study and Ergonomics

1st Edition

P.C. Tewari
April 20, 2018

In the present era of liberalization, privatization and globalization, industrial growth is probably the most critical factor while analyzing a country’s economy. Sustenance of industry primarily depends on its productivity levels in the highly competitive environment. Productivity enhancement can...

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