Fitting The Task To The Human, Fifth Edition

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

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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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  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 25.4mm | 930g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 5th New edition
  • 0748406646
  • 9780748406647

Table of contents

1. Muscular Work 2. Nervous Control of Movement 3. Improving Work Efficiency 4. Body Size 5. The Design of Workstations 6. Heavy Work 7. Handling Loads 8. Skilled Work 9. Human-machine Systems 10. Mental Activity 11. Fatigue 12. Occupational Stress 13. Boredom 14. Job Design to Avoid Monotonous Tasks 15. Working Hours and Eating Habits 16. Night Work and Shift Work 17. Vision 18. Ergonomic Principles of Lighting 19. Noise and Vibration 20. Indoor Climate 21. Daylight, Colours and Music for a Pleasant Working Environment
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