Occupational Ergonomics

Occupational Ergonomics

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Occupational Ergonomics: Principles of Work Design focuses on the fundamentals in ergonomics design and evaluation. Divided into two parts, Part I covers the background for the discipline and profession of ergonomics and offers an international perspective on ergonomics. Part II describes the foundations of ergonomics knowledge, including fundamentals of ergonomics, fundamentals of work analysis, and cognitive issues. The authors discuss ergonomics of system design and outline the principles of certification in professional ergonomics. Methods for evaluation of physical workload due to posture (RULA and OWAS), as well as computer-aided human models and other software-based tools for ergonomic analysis and design are reviewed.The starting point of a design is the definition of the problem to be solved, an assessment of its setting, and the collection ... that the problem is that she has to design a nutcracker, or that the problem is that no lawn mower suitable for elderly anbsp;...

Title:Occupational Ergonomics
Author:Waldemar Karwowski, William S. Marras
Publisher:CRC Press - 2003-03-26


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