Production Ergonomics

Designing Work Systems to Support Optimal Human Performance

by Cecilia Berlin, Caroline Adams

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Book Description

Production ergonomics - the science and practice of designing industrial workplaces to optimize human well-being and system performance - is a complex challenge for a designer. Humans are a valuable and flexible resource in any system of creation, and as long as they stay healthy, alert and motivated, they perform well and also become more competent over time, which increases their value as a resource. However, if a system designer is not mindful or aware of the many threats to health and system performance that may emerge, the end result may include inefficiency, productivity losses, low working morale, injuries and sick-leave.

To help budding system designers and production engineers tackle these design challenges holistically, this book offers a multi-faceted orientation in the prerequisites for healthy and effective human work. We will cover physical, cognitive and organizational aspects of ergonomics, and provide both the individual human perspective and that of groups and populations, ending up with a look at global challenges that require workplaces to become more socially and economically sustainable. This book is written to give you a warm welcome to the subject, and to provide a solid foundation for improving industrial workplaces to attract and retain healthy and productive staff in the long run.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Production Ergonomics ebook for free in PDF format (43.5 MB).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Introduction
 
Chapter 2
Basic Anatomy and Physiology
 
Chapter 3
Physical Loading
 
Chapter 4
Anthropometry
 
Chapter 5
Cognitive Ergonomics
 
Chapter 6
Psychosocial Factors and Worker Involvement
 
Chapter 7
Data Collection and Task Analysis
 
Chapter 8
Ergonomics Evaluation Methods
 
Chapter 9
Digital Human Modeling
 
Chapter 10
Manual Materials Handling
 
Chapter 11
The Economics of Ergonomics
 
Chapter 12
Work Environmental Factors
 
Chapter 13
Social Sustainability
 
Chapter 14
Notes for Teachers
 

Book Details

Publisher
Ubiquity Press
Published
2017
Pages
297
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9781911529125
ISBN10
1911529129
ISBN13 Digital
9781911529132
ISBN10 Digital
1911529137
PDF Size
43.5 MB
License
CC BY

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