Fitting The Task To The Human, Fifth Edition: A Textbook Of Occupational Ergonomics
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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Chapter One Muscular work
Chapter Two Nervous control of movements
Chapter Three Improving work efficiency
Chapter Four Body size
Chapter Five The design of workstations
Chapter Six Heavy work
Chapter Seven Handling loads
Chapter Eight Skilled work
Chapter Thirteen Boredom
Chapter Fourteen Job design to avoid monotonous tasks
Chapter Fifteen Working hours and eating habits
Chapter Sixteen Night work and shift work
Chapter Seventeen Vision
Chapter Eighteen Ergonomic principles of lighting
Chapter Nineteen Noise and vibration
Chapter Twenty Indoor climate
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