A Guide to Human Factors and Ergonomics, Second Edition

A Guide to Human Factors and Ergonomics, Second Edition

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This book focuses on the role of ergonomics in the manufacturing context, and looks at a number of design issues: anthropometry, posture, manual materials handling, lighting, noise, warnings, signals, controls, information processing, workstation layout, process layout, shift-work, job satisfaction, task analysis, ergonomic assessment and enhancing manufacturability and maintainability. Intended for engineers and students of engineering who design manufacturing systems and workstations, this text is also invaluable to human factors/ergonomics professionals who want to understand the manufacturing applications of ergonomics.By the use of anthropometric design principles it is possible for a variety of people to find physical comfort at a workstation. ... The lathe shown in Figure 3.1 was originally described by Singleton (1962). lt is a classic design and makes a clear argument. ... For example, the average male stature in the USA is 167 cm ( 66 in.), whereas that in Vietnam is 152 cm (60 in.). A car designed for the US population would fit only about 10% of Vietnamese, unless of course the differences can beanbsp;...

Title:A Guide to Human Factors and Ergonomics, Second Edition
Author:Martin Helander
Publisher:CRC Press - 1997-11-30


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