Occupational Ergonomics: Theory and Applications

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Amit Bhattacharya, James D. McGlothlin
CRC Press, Apr 26, 1996 - Technology & Engineering - 1000 pages
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This volume presents a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental principles of ergonomics. It details the practical application of ergonomic principles in solving actual problems in the workplace, and reviews ergonomic case studies from various industries. It also contains helpful ergonomic tables; a work-saving list of vendors of ergonomic tools, software and video-training materials; and convenient ergonomic check lists.
 

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Contents

Physiology of Body Movement
47
Physiological Aspects of Neuromuscular Function
63
Biomechanical Aspects of Body Movement
77
Biomechanical Models in Ergonomics
115
Psychophysical Methodology and the Evaluation of Manual Materials
137
Instrumentation for Occupational Ergonomics
165
Occupational Heat Stress
195
Principles and Applications
219
Ergonomic Case Studies
501
Ergonomic Control Measures in the Health Care Industry
519
Health Care
537
An Ergonomic Analysis and Abatement Recommendations to Reduce
569
Occupational Human Vibration
605
Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation
627
OSHAs Ergonomic Program
655
Implications for the
669

Approaches and Issues
235
Application of Ergonomic Principles
259
Tool Evaluation and Design
303
Manual Materials Handling
329
Manual Materials Assist Devices
351
Evaluating Physical Qualifications of Workers and Jobs
367
Office Ergonomics
387
The Human Factors Aspects of Shiftwork
403
An Engineers Tool for Measuring Ergonomic Stress
417
The Design and Evaluation of a Musculoskeletal and Work History
431
Fall Prevention in Industry Using Slip Resistance Testing
463
Medical Surveillance for Ergonomics Programs
477
Legal Aspects of Ergonomics
685
RealTime Exposure Assessment and Job Analysis Techniques to Solve
699
Ergonomics and Concurrent Design
719
International Perspective on Ergonomics
733
Overview of Ergonomic Needs and Research in India
749
Overview of Ergonomic Needs and Research in Taiwan
765
Appendix B Ergonomics Checklists
783
Electronic Sources of Information
807
Appendix E Information Sources from the National Institute for Occupational
815
Index
827
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