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Contents
Preface.......................................................................................................................ix
Foreword....................................................................................................................xi
Chapter 1 Introduction...........................................................................................1
1.1 What Is Ergonomics?.......................................................................................1
1.2 What Is an Ergonomist?...................................................................................2
1.3 The Social Value of Ergonomics......................................................................2
1.4 The Economic Value of Ergonomics...............................................................3
1.5 General and Individual Ergonomics................................................................3
Chapter 2 Posture and Movement..........................................................................5
2.1 Biomechanical, Physiological and Anthropometric Background....................5
2.1.1 Biomechanical Background.................................................................5
2.1.2 Physiological Background....................................................................8
2.1.3 Anthropometric Background...............................................................9
2.2 Posture........................................................................................................... 15
2.2.1 Sitting................................................................................................. 15
2.2.2 Standing............................................................................................. 21
2.2.3 Change of Posture..............................................................................23
2.2.4 Hand and Arm Postures.....................................................................24
2.3 Movement......................................................................................................29
2.3.1 Lifting................................................................................................29
2.3.2 Carrying............................................................................................. 35
2.3.3 Pulling and Pushing...........................................................................37
Summary Checklist..................................................................................................39
Chapter 3 Information and Operation.................................................................. 43
3.1 The User......................................................................................................... 43
3.2 Information...................................................................................................44
3.2.1 Visual Information.............................................................................44
3.2.2 Hearing..............................................................................................49
3.2.3 Other Senses......................................................................................49
3.3 Controls For Operation.................................................................................50
3.3.1 Fixed Controls.................................................................................... 51
3.3.2 Wireless, Remote and Hands Free Controls......................................56
3.4 Dialogues...................................................................................................... 57
3.4.1 User-Friendliness............................................................................... 57
3.4.2 Different Forms of Dialogue..............................................................60
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3.4.3 Help.................................................................................................... 62
3.5 Website-Design..............................................................................................63
3.6 Mobile Interaction..........................................................................................64
3.7 Virtual Reality................................................................................................65
Summary Checklist..................................................................................................66
Chapter 4 Environmental Factors........................................................................69
4.1 Noise...............................................................................................................69
4.1.1 Guidelines on Noise...........................................................................69
4.1.2 Noise Reduction at Source................................................................. 71
4.1.3 Noise Reduction through Workplace Design, and Work
Organization.......................................................................................72
4.1.4 Hearing Conservation........................................................................73
4.2 Vibration........................................................................................................ 74
4.2.1 Guidelines on Vibration..................................................................... 74
4.2.2 Preventing Vibration.......................................................................... 75
4.3 Illumination.................................................................................................... 76
4.3.1 Guidelines on Light Intensity............................................................. 76
4.3.2 Guidelines on Brightness Differences...............................................77
4.3.3 Guidelines for the Color of the Light................................................. 78
4.3.4 Guidelines for Improving Lighting.................................................... 78
4.4 Climate...........................................................................................................80
4.4.1 Guidelines on Thermal Comfort........................................................80
4.4.2 Guidelines on heat and cold............................................................... 81
4.4.3 Climate Control.................................................................................82
4.5 Chemical Substances.....................................................................................83
4.5.1 Guidelines on Chemical Substances..................................................83
4.5.2 Measures at Source............................................................................84
4.5.3 Ventilation..........................................................................................86
4.5.4 Measures at the Individual Level.......................................................87
Summary Checklist..................................................................................................88
Chapter 5 Work Organization Jobs and Tasks.....................................................93
5.1 Tasks...............................................................................................................93
5.2 Jobs.................................................................................................................94
5.3 Work Organization.........................................................................................96
5.3.1 Flexible Forms of Organizations........................................................96
5.3.2 Autonomous Groups..........................................................................97
5.3.3. Coaching Management Styles...........................................................98
Summary Checklist..................................................................................................99
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Chapter 6 The Ergonomic Approach................................................................. 101
6.1 Project Management.................................................................................... 101
6.1.1 Initiative Phase................................................................................. 103
6.1.2 Problem Identification Phase............................................................ 105
6.1.3 Selection of Solutions Phase............................................................ 106
6.1.4 Implementation Phase...................................................................... 108
6.1.5 Evaluation Phase.............................................................................. 110
6.2 Checklist...................................................................................................... 111
Ergonomics Checklist............................................................................................. 111
Chapter 7 Sources of Additional Information.................................................... 121
7.1 International Books on Ergonomics............................................................. 121
7.1.1 General Ergonomics Books.............................................................. 121
7.1.2 Books on Posture and Movement..................................................... 122
7.1.3 Books on Information and Operation............................................... 122
7.1.4 Books on Environmental Factors..................................................... 122
7.1.5 Books on Work Organization, Jobs and Tasks................................. 123
7.1.6 Books on the Ergonomic Approach................................................. 123
7.2 Scientific Journals on Ergonomics............................................................... 123
7.3 Useful Websites............................................................................................124
7.4 International Iso Standards on Ergonomics................................................. 125
7.4.1 General Ergonomics Standards........................................................ 126
7.4.2 Standards on Posture and Movement............................................... 126
7.4.3 Standards on Information and Operation......................................... 126
7.4.4 Standards on Environmental Factors............................................... 127
7.4.5 Standards on Work Organization, Jobs and Tasks........................... 127
7.4.6 Standards on the Ergonomics Approach.......................................... 128
7.4.7 List of Standards.............................................................................. 128
Index....................................................................................................................... 137
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Human engineering.
Human Engineering.