Work-related injuries, such as back injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome, are the most prevalent, most EXPENSIVE, and most preventable workplace injuries, accounting for more than 647,000 lost days of work annually (according to OSHA estimates). Such injuries, and many others, can be prevented in your facility by establishing an ergonomic design. This book shows you how to apply simple Ergonomic tools and procedures in your plant. Challenging worldwide regulations are forcing some companies to spend thousands of dollars per affected employee in order to comply. This book shows you how to comply with these regulations at a fraction of the cost, in the most timely, efficient method possible.

Key Features

*Learn how to use the Human Factors/Ergonomics tools in process industries *Identify and prioritize Ergonomic issues, develop interventions, and measure their effects *Apply Ergonomics to the design of new facilities


The Process Industries, such as petrochemical, paper, and pharmaceutical: Safety engineers and project personnel within the process organization (usually at larger companies), safety consultants (smaller companies), and students in engineering courses.

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgements Author Disclaimer 1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Chapter review 1.2.1 Chapter 2: Personal Factors 1.2.2 Chapter 3: Physical Factors 1.2.3 Chapter 4: Environmental Factors 1.2.4 Chapter 5: Equipment Design 1.2.5 Chapter 6: Workplace Design 1.2.6 Chapter 7: Job Factors 1.2.7 Chapter 8: Information Processing 1.2.8 Chapter 9: Human Factors in the Planning, Design and Execution of Projects 1.3 Model for the Systematic Implementation of Ergonomics/ Human Factors 1.4 Review Questions: Test your understanding of the Material in this Chapter 1.5 References 2. PERSONAL FACTORS 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Sensory and Cognitive Capabilities 2.2.1 Visual Sense Accommodation of the Eye Visual Field Process of Adaptation Color Vision Visual Acuity Age 2.2.2 Auditory Sense 2.2.3 Cognitive Capabilities Attention Perception Memory Decision Making 2.2.4 Summary of Information Processing 2.3 Physical Capabilities 2.3.1 Muscular Strength and Endurance Factors Affecting Strength Endurance and Fatigue 2.3.2 Anthropometry: Body Size Sources of Body Size Variability Principles of Body Size Application 2.4 Case Study 2.4.1 Method Participants Equipment Procedure 2.4.2 Data Colle


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