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The Occupational Ergonomics Handbook, Second Edition, Two Volume Set

Completely revised and updated, taking the scientific rigor to a whole new level, the second edition of the Occupational Ergonomics Handbook is now available in two volumes. This new organization demonstrates the enormous amount of advances that have occurred in the field since the publication of the first edition. The editors have brought together researchers from a wide range of disciplines with pioneering practitioners in industry to cover a diverse list of ergonomics topics. The second edition not only provides more information but makes it more accessible.

Fundamental and Assessment Tools for Occupational Ergonomics introduces basic principles of ergonomics in system design and evaluation, as well as comprehensive approach to work related musculoskeletal disorders. This volume is a comprehensive source of theoretical ergonomics knowledge relevant to product and process quality, management of health and safety, and productivity in a variety of industries and businesses.

Interventions, Controls, and Applications in Occupational Ergonomics begins with descriptions of the elements of the ergonomics processes, including success factors for implementation of industrial ergonomics programs. It includes coverage of injury surveillance database systems and corporate health management for the design and evaluation of health in industrial organizations, ergonomics processes from the small and large industry perspectives, and human digital modeling, as well as facilities planning and organizational design and macro-ergonomics. Additional chapters present methods and techniques for engineering control, including tried and true strategies and pitfalls to avoid, and discuss the theory and practice of ergonomics interventions in the workplace.

Narrowing the focus while broadening the coverage, each individual volume supplies immediate access to important information. One of the most comprehensive sources for ergonomic knowledge available, providing both sound theory and practical examples, this book is a valuable resource for anyone in the field.

Features systematic applications of ergonomics theories and data in the design and management of many industries and businesses
Includes new information on management, ergonomic design for facility planning, ergonomics for processing and distribution industries, and product design for occupational ergonomics
Provides state-of-the-art theory and up-to-date practical knowledge required for effective management of ergonomics safety issues in the workplace
Includes discussions of cognitive factors, design of information devices and controls, multimodal information processing, and tolerances and variation in human performance
Covers practical interventions in industry that utilize participatory approaches, surveillance, OSHA recordkeeping requirements, and psychological work factors
Discusses ergonomics interventions in industries such as meat and poultry processing, agriculture, distribution centers, healthcare, and service systems
Presents methods for psychophysical assessment techniques, cognitive task analysis, application of subjective scales of effort and workload, and determination or rest allowances
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$209,95, £117
Print ISSN:
Feb. 2006

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