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Introduction to Ergonomics, Third Editionby R. S. Bridger
Synopses & Reviews
The past decade has seen the development and testing of an increasingly large set of ergonomics tools. With new sections in every chapter, the third edition of Introduction to Ergonomics describes a representative selection of tools and demonstrates how to apply them in practice. In fully researched, stand alone sections with worked examples, the book provides useful, practical skills for dealing with real-world ergonomic problems. The author 's approach is based on a professional model in which specialized skills are backed-up by a good general knowledge of ergonomics. This approach is in accordance with International Ergonomics Association guidelines.
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The book 's built-in flexibility allows it to be used in a variety of ways. Reading the main text supplies a general overview of ergonomics in action. Delving deeper, the Ergonomics Workshop sections include tutorials and exercises that provide a basic toolkit for carrying out risk assessments and for solving real-world problems. This multi-level organization allows those studying human factors, psychology, industrial engineering, and occupational ergonomics to get both general knowledge and specialized information. The self-contained chapters are also accessible to non-ergonomics professionals who need to know more about the subject.
Book News Annotation:
This comprehensive volume begins with an introduction and history of ergonomics and continues with thirteen sections on topics including body mechanics at work; user-centered workspace design; principles for risk assessment and design in static work and repetitive tasks; stress and fatigue; workplace stress and health; design and assessment in hot and cold workplaces; visual environment--measurement and design; hearing, sound, noise and vibration; human information processing and mental workload; design of displays and controls; information technology; and system design and assessment. Updates to the third edition include "ergonomics workshop" sections which cover assessment tools and methods, guidance for the design of questionnaires and surveys, increased coverage of stress and psychological well-being, a glossary, and new evidence of the cost-effectiveness of ergonomics in practice. The author is associated with the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) and this book is in accordance with their guidelines. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A comprehensive introduction to the field, this book contains more than twenty worked examples of ergonomic problem solving and an Instructor's Manual with solutions to more than 200 problems. The book can be used to learn about ergonomics in a variety of ways, depending on the goals of the reader. It provides a general introduction to the field and study sections that delve deeper into special topics. The exercise can be used as lecture material, exam questions, or both and the Instructor's Manual contains advice on lab classes and demonstrations. The author's approach is based on a professional model in which specialized skills are backed up by general knowledge of the profession.
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