Kodak's Ergonomic Design for People at Work

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John Wiley & Sons, 2004 - Technology & Engineering - 704 pages
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The up-to-date edition of the classic guidelines to workplace ergonomics

This newly updated, single-volume edition of the most respected and widely used guidelines to ergonomics in the workplace, Kodak’s Ergonomic Design for People at Work, offers a concise and straightforward presentation of information, data, and how-to guidelines for implementing solutions to human factors and ergonomics problems in industries worldwide.

Written for those who are on the job but not necessarily professionally trained ergonomists, the principles and approaches detailed here have all been implemented in real-world workplace environments and proven successful in reducing the potential for occupational injury, increasing the number of people who can perform a job, and improving employee performance on the job.

More than 150 clear and informative illustrations and tables help convey data and information in eight sections:

  • Ergonomics design philosophy
  • Human reliability and information transfer
  • Evaluation of job demands
  • Work design
  • Workplace design
  • Manual handling in occupational tasks
  • Equipment design
  • Environment

Complete with numerous case studies illustrating applied ergonomics, Kodak’s Ergonomic Design for People at Work, Second Edition is an essential guide for human factors and ergonomics specialists, engineers, and occupational health specialists.

 

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This Book is respected guidelines to ergonomics in the workplace, they, offers a concise and straightforward presentation of information, data, and how-to guidelines for implementing solutions to human factors and ergonomics problems in industries worldwide.
This book written for those who are on the job but not necessarily professionally trained ergonomists, the principles and approaches detailed here have all been implemented in real-world workplace environments and proven successful in reducing the potential for occupational injury, increasing the number of people who can perform a job, and improving employee performance on the job. More than 150 clear and informative illustrations and tables help convey data and information in eight sections: Ergonomics design philosophy Human reliability and information transfer Evaluation of job demands Work design Workplace design Manual handling in occupational tasks Equipment design Environment Complete with numerous case studies illustrating applied ergonomics, Kodak's Ergonomic Design for People at Work, Second Edition is an essential guide for human factors and ergonomics specialists, engineers, and occupational health specialists.
Eng.Hassan Zidan
 

Contents

Ergonomics Program Characteristics in Other Companies
5
An Ergonomics ProblemSolving Technique
18
For Whom Do We Design?
27
Muscle Strength Data
62
United States and lnternational Standards Related to Ergonomics
74
Canada
84
Evaluation of Job Demands
99
Analysis Methods
121
Human Reliability and Information Transfer
373
lnformation Transfer
382
Work Design
411
Ergonomic Work Design
435
The Design of Repetitive Work
449
Predicting Accumulated Fatigue
462
Ergonomic Design Approaches to Reduce Local Muscle
469
Organizational Factors
481

Workplace Design
191
Computer Workstations
203
Laboratories
217
Visual Work Dimensions
228
Floors Ramps and Stairs
234
Ramps
240
Conveyors
247
Equipment Design
269
Design of Displays
280
Voice
326
Tool Design
342
Relaxed Posture
357
Work Design in Laboratory and Computer Workplaces
496
Manual Handling in Occupational Tasks
511
Guidelines For the Design of Manual Lifting Tasks
520
The Design of Force Exertion Tasks
552
Environment
565
Noise
578
Vibration
617
Resonance
623
Case Studies
635
Glossary 65
681
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EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY, INC., is the global leader in imaging. Between 1911 and 1936, Kodak established a safety committee to evaluate workplace conditions, became a charter member of the National Safety Council, and opened a Medical Department and a Laboratory of Industrial Medicine and Toxicology. In 1960, Kodak formed an Ergonomics Department, which became a global force in ergonomic research, producing the first edition of Ergonomic Design for People at Work (Vol. 1: 1983, Vol. 2: 1986). Kodak is committed to maintaining its position as a leader in health, safety, and environmental performance, while driving continual improvements in operations and products.

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