Health, Safety and Ergonomics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780408023863, 9781483192314

Health, Safety and Ergonomics

1st Edition

Editors: Andrew S. Nicholson John E. Ridd
eBook ISBN: 9781483192314
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 5th October 1988
Page Count: 190
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Description

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.

Table of Contents


Preface

Acknowledgments

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

Index

Details

No. of pages:
190
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 1988
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9781483192314

About the Editor

Andrew S. Nicholson

John E. Ridd