Applied Ergonomics Handbook focuses on the applications of applied ergonomics, including workstation analysis, comfort in the industry, and layout of machines and panels. The book first tackles the industrial use of ergonomics, general framework and workstation analysis, and displays. Discussions focus on types of display, approach of ergonomics, workstation analysis, checklist caveat, ergonomics and industry, applying ergonomics, and ergonomics in the firm. The book then elaborates on controls, layout of panels and machines, layout of work spaces, and seating in industry. The manuscript takes a look at thermal comfort in industry, noise in industry, lighting of work places, inspection and human efficiency, and ergonomics versus accidents. Topics include environmental stress, perceptual and physical limitations, lighting and performance, fatigue and efficiency, design of inspection tasks, principles of good lighting, sound and its measurement, annoying effects of noise, effects on the ear and work, body temperature regulation, and coping with extremes of temperature. The publication is a valuable source of data for researchers interested in the applications of ergonomics.
Table of Contents
1 Introduction and Acknowledgements 2 Chapter 1 The Industrial Use of Ergonomics 9 Chapter 2 General Framework and Workstation Analysis 18 Chapter 3 Displays 27 Chapter 4 Controls 39 Chapter 5 Layout of Panels and Machines 45 Chapter 6 Layout of Work Spaces 53 Chapter 7 Seating in Industry 60 Chapter 8 Thermal Comfort in Industry 67 Chapter 9 Noise in Industry 73 Chapter 10 Lighting of Work Places 85 Chapter 11 Inspection and Human Efficiency 91 Chapter 12 Ergonomics Versus Accidents 97 Chapter 13 Design of Work for the Disabled 101 Chapter 14 Work Organization 114 Chapter 15 Systems Design
Dr. Sam Stuart is a physiotherapist and a research Fellow within the Balance Disorders Laboratory, OHSU. His work focuses on vision, cognition and gait in neurological disorders, examining how technology-based interventions influence these factors. He has published extensively in world leading clinical and engineering journals focusing on a broad range of activities such as real-world data analytics, algorithm development for wearable technology and provided expert opinion on technology for concussion assessment for robust player management. He is currently a guest editor for special issues (sports medicine and transcranial direct current stimulation for motor rehabilitation) within Physiological Measurement and Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, respectively.
Affiliations and Expertise
Senior Research Fellow, Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation, Northumbria University, UK
Honorary Physiotherapist, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, North Shields, UK