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Applied Ergonomics Handbookby Mike Burke
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The book should be suitable for health and safety professionals, physical therapists, occupational therapists, occupational health nurses and physicians, occupational health center directors, industerial hygienists and engineers, ergonomists, human factors professionals, insurance risk managers, and human resource administrators.
"Ergonomics design for Organizational Effectiveness" grapples with problems such as how to apply limited resources to improve the "ergonomics" of individual Work stations, how to evaluate the barrage of proposed design schemes for teamwork and other emerging work styles, and the implication of human resource policies (such as telecommuting) on facility space requirements. These issues often appear to be unrelated problems but all have an effect on all levels of the organization.
-- Presents state of the art ergonomic design concepts in straightforward, non-technical language
-- Covers both practical and theoretical information
-- Contains case studies drawn heavily from the author's own experience
-- Provides a framework for readers to develop their strategies for implementing change
-- Integrates planning and design of the work environment to improve the overall organizational effectiveness
-- Integrates ergonomic planning and workplace design to improve the overall safety, health, and productivity of the worker
-- Provides a framework for the manager to develop strategies and tactics to leverage the work environment as a tool to improve organizational effectiveness
Applied Ergonomics Handbook is a procedural guide that includes forms, protocols, and real life suggestions for preventing musculoskeletal trauma in the workplace. The book is based on the results of years of job site analysis experience using various techniques to find out which procedures are least cumbersome, most practical, and still remain objective.
The book's step-by-step format lends itself to selecting the procedures, forms, and advice that are most appropriate to a wide array of groups. Readers can use the techniques presented as is or customize them to fit their personal or professional philosophies.
Applied Ergonomics Handbook is perfect for health and safety professionals, physical therapists, occupational therapists, occupational health nurses and physicians, occupational health center directors, industrial hygienists and engineers, ergonomists, human factors professionals, insurance risk managers, and human resource administrators.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-250) and index.
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