Ergonomics for Beginners: A Quick Reference Guide, Third Edition

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CRC Press, May 28, 2008 - Technology & Engineering - 160 pages
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Loaded with information on the design of work systems, workplaces, and workstations as well as human anthropometics, Ergonomics for Beginners: A Quick Reference Guide, Third Edition provides a useful quick reference and valuable tool for novices and experienced professionals alike. Retaining the features that made each previous edition a bestseller, the authors have meticulously revised the information to address rapid developments in information and communications technology, offering ergonomics advice on topics such as wireless, remote, and hands-free controls, website design, mobile interaction, and virtual offices.

Understand the Utility and Limitations of Modern Technology

In their trademark, eloquent style, the authors explain the application of a human-centered approach to the design, testing, and evaluation of work systems by considering the interrelated set of physical, cognitive, social, organizational, and other relevant human factors. Their elemental, but comprehensive, treatment of the subject matter provides an authoritative and archival reference of basic theoretical and practical knowledge that will help enhance human performance and reduce the undesirable effects and unintended consequences of many human interactions with technology and the organizational environment. Small enough to carry along to work sites, with simple and clear illustrations, the book examines how to improve performance and reduce the undesirable effects and unintended consequences of many human interactions with technology and the work environment.

  

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Contents

Posture and Movement
5
Summary Checklist
39
Summary Checklist
66
Organization
72
Summary Checklist
88
Summary Checklist
99
The Ergonomic Approach
101
Sources of Additional Information
121
Index
137
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About the author (2008)

Bernard Weerdmeester is a Project Manager and Lecturer at the Hogeschool Utrecht, the Netherlands.

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