Fitting The Task To The Human, Fifth Edition: A Textbook Of Occupational Ergonomics

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CRC Press, 31. juuli 1997 - 416 pages
Our working conditions have undergone rapid and fundamental changes during the last few years. One example is the widespread use of the individual computer in the shop, office and home. Another major development is that women now hold many jobs that used to be in the male domain, and that many more women choose a life-long occupational career. Workforces, tasks, conditions and tools are changing.
Many office and industrial workers are tied to human-machine systems. Repetitive work can create cumulative health problems such as the often reported visual strains, mental stress and physical injury. Proper ergonomic measures can avoid such harmful effects and instead promote health conditions which are both efficient and agreeable.
In this latest edition of Fitting the Task to the Human, Professor Karl Kroemer has revised and updated the text and data while remaining true to the spirit of Professor Etienne Grandjean's earlier editions. This aim is, as before, to impart basic knowledge of occupational ergonomics in a straightforward and lucid fashion to those responsible for the design, management and safety of people in the workplace, and to those who study it.
 

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Contents

Chapter One Muscular work
1
Chapter Two Nervous control of movements
16
Chapter Three Improving work efficiency
23
Chapter Four Body size
31
Chapter Five The design of workstations
46
Chapter Six Heavy work
95
Chapter Seven Handling loads
123
Chapter Eight Skilled work
138
Chapter Thirteen Boredom
209
Chapter Fourteen Job design to avoid monotonous tasks
220
Chapter Fifteen Working hours and eating habits
229
Chapter Sixteen Night work and shift work
246
Chapter Seventeen Vision
261
Chapter Eighteen Ergonomic principles of lighting
280
Chapter Nineteen Noise and vibration
304
Chapter Twenty Indoor climate
340

Chapter Nine Humanmachine systems
148
Chapter Ten Mental activity
169
Chapter Eleven Fatigue
182
Chapter Twelve Occupational stress
202
Chapter Twenty One Daylight colours and music for a pleasant work environment
367
References
376
Index
391
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