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Occupational Ergonomics: A Practical Approach

Occupational Ergonomics: A Practical Approach

Theresa Stack, Lee T. Ostrom, Cheryl A. Wilhelmsen

ISBN: 978-1-118-81421-5

May 2016

552 pages

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$125.00

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The approach to the book is analogous to a toolkit.  The user will open the book and locate the tool that best fits the ergonomic assessment task he/she is performing. The chapters of the book progress from the concept of ergonomics, through the various assessment techniques, and into the more complex techniques.  In addition to discussing the techniques, this book presents them in a form that the readers can readily adapt to their particular situation.  Each chapter, where applicable, presents the technique discussed in that chapter and demonstrates how it is used.  The supporting material at the end of each chapter contains exercises, case studies and review questions.  The case study section of the book presents how to use techniques to analyze a range of workplace scenarios. 

Topics include: The Basics of Ergonomics; Anthropometry; Office Ergonomics; Administrative Controls; Biomechanics; Hand Tools; Vibration; Workstation Design; Manual Material Handling; Job Requirements and Physical Demands Survey; Ergonomic Survey Tools; Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders; How to Conduct an Ergonomics Assessment; and Case Studies

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List of Figures ix

List of Tables xxvii

Foreword xxxi

Acknowledgments xxxiii

1 Book Organization 1
T. Stack

2 The Basics of Ergonomics 5
T. Stack

3 Anthropometry 21
L. Ostrom

4 Office Ergonomics 77
C. Wilhelmsen

5 Administrative Controls and Stretch and Flex Program 111
C. Wilhelmsen

6 Elements of Ergonomics Programs 121
L. Ostrom

7 Biomechanics 163
T. Stack

8 Psychophysics 181
L. Ostrom

9 Hand Tools 207
L. Ostrom

10 Vibration 233
L. Ostrom

11 Industrial Workstation Design 247
L. Ostrom

12 Manual Materials Handling 271
T. Stack

13 Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders 283
T. Stack

14 How to Conduct an Ergonomic Assessment and Ergonomic Assessment Tools 327
T. Stack

15 Ergonomics in the Healthcare Industry 363
L. Ostrom

16 Case Studies 413
L. Ostrom

Appendix A Exercises 443
T. Stack

Appendix B Guides 455
T. Stack

Appendix C Tools 471
T. Stack

Glossary 505

Acronyms 509

Index 511