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Health, Safety and Ergonomics provides an account of the part ergonomics play in the improvement of working conditions. The book begins with the presentation of the advantages of ergonomics intervention. Subsequent chapters focus on the discussion of the principles, applications, and methods of ergonomics such as assessment and prediction of human reliability, hazard awareness and risk perception, and work-related musculo-skeletal disorders. Manufacturing automation, the cost of ergonomic limitations, and the direct benefit from ergonomics action on health and safety are elucidated as well. Ergonomics researchers, health and safety engineers, and production managers will find the book useful.
Part 1 The Role of Ergonomics
1 The Advantages of Ergonomics Intervention
2 The Contribution of Ergonomics to Present and Future Industrial Safety and Health
3 A European Perspective on Ergonomics and Health and Safety
Part 2 The Operator in The System
4 Assessment and Prediction of Human Reliability
5 Hazard Awareness and Risk Perception
6 Workplace Accidents: A Case for Safety by Design
Part 3 User-Centered Design
7 User-Centered Design: An Ergonomist's Viewpoint
8 The Ergonomics of Protection
Part 4 Perspectives on Current Issues
9 Work Related Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
10 The Modern Office
11 Manufacturing Automation
12 Is Ergonomics Cost-Effective
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1988
- 5th October 1988
- eBook ISBN:
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