The Ergonomics of Manual Work

The Ergonomics of Manual Work

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This book comprises selected papers from the inaugural IEA World Conference on the Ergonomics of Materials Handling and Information Processing at Work, to be convened in Warsaw in June 1993, and is focused on strategies to ameliorate work-related injuries. Prevention of such injuries - low back disorders and cumulative trauma disorders - can have an enormous positive impact on the health and well-being of the individual worker, on industrial competitiveness, and on health care costs - currently a top priority on the Clinton administration's agenda. The book showcases the leading edge international research in the ergonomics of manual work, and the reader will discover comprehensive treatment of this complicated and interdisciplinary problem, from the evaluation of physical stressors like repetitive motion, low back biomechanics, and posture at work, to organizational and management issues such as participation, training, education, standardization and automation.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 774 pages
  • 155 x 234 x 38.1mm | 2,450g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748400605
  • 9780748400607

Table of contents

Plenary papers; manual handling tasks; occupational biomechanics; posture at work; prevention of musculoskeletal injury; workload and strain assessment; human operator, computers and automation; macroergonomics, participatory approach, training and education; workplace, equipment and system design; industrial safety, health and work environment.show more