Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics for Engineers

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CRC Press, Aug 30, 2007 - Technology & Engineering - 1000 pages
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Emphasizing customer oriented design and operation, Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics for Engineers explores the behavioral, physical, and mathematical foundations of the discipline and how to apply them to improve the human, societal, and economic well being of systems and organizations. The book discusses product design, such as tools, machines, or systems as well as the tasks or jobs people perform, and environments in which people live. The authors explore methods of obtaining these objectives, uniquely approaching the topic from an engineering perspective as well as a psychological standpoint.

The 22 chapters of this book, coupled with the extensive appendices, provide valuable tools for students and practicing engineers in human centered design and operation of equipment, work place, and organizations in order to optimize performance, satisfaction, and effectiveness. Covering physical and cognitive ergonomics, the book is an excellent source for valuable information on safe, effective, enjoyable, and productive design of products and services that require interaction between humans and the environment.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 A Guided Tour of Ergonomic Design
1
CHAPTER 2 The Human System
41
CHAPTER 3 Design to Fit Tasks Processes and People
93
CHAPTER 4 Assessment and Design of the Physical Environment
129
CHAPTER 5 Design of Work Areas Tools and Equipment
183
CHAPTER 6 Methods Improvement Motion Analysis of Physical Tasks
247
CHAPTER 7 Measurement of Human Performance
289
CHAPTER 8 Predicting Human Performance
317
CHAPTER 17 Macroergonomics of Occupational Safety and Health
603
CHAPTER 18 Communication and Display Design
631
CHAPTER 19 Ergonomics of Control
685
CHAPTER 20 Decision Making and Decision Support
733
CHAPTER 21 Personnel Selection Placement and Training
789
CHAPTER 22 Job Evaluation and Compensation
813
SELLING ERGONOMICS TO MANAGEMENT
881
Economic Analysis of Projects in Ergonomic Design and Management
885

CHAPTER 9 Measurement of Learning and Forgetting
361
CHAPTER 10 Sampling Methods in Industrial Ergonomics
379
CHAPTER 11 Questionnaires and Interviews
413
CHAPTER 12 Simulation in Ergonomic Design
439
CHAPTER 13 Design for CrewTeam Operations
469
CHAPTER 14 Ergonomics in Maintenance and Repair
493
CHAPTER 15 Ergonomics of Product Quality and Usability
529
CHAPTER 16 Inspection and Quality Control
569
Some Probability Distributions
897
TABLES OF STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS
901
Some Fundamentals of Statistical Regression and Correlation
911
Fundamentals of Analysis of Variance
921
Autor Index
931
Subject Index
945
Back cover
970
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