Handbook of Human Performance: Physical Environment v. 1

Handbook of Human Performance: Physical Environment v. 1

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This is the first volume of the "Handbook of Human Performance", examining issues in occupational health and work psychology. It discusses some of the long-established areas of interest such as noise, heat and vibration, and also some current concerns introduced by new industrial processes. The emphasis in this volume is on the effects of the physical environment in which the person undertakes work. Five types of environments are distinguished - thermal, gaseous, electromagnetic, visual and acoustic and vibration environments. The chapters testify to the broad scope of environmental effects, to the diversity of mental function which may be impaired and to the complexity of unravelling the links in the causal chain between a single casual agent and the behavioural effects. This volume should be of particular interest to managers in industry, engineers and those concerned with public health in the workplace.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25.4mm | 622g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0126503516
  • 9780126503517

Table of contents

Introduction - efficiency and the physical environment, D.M. Jones and A.P. Smith. Part 1 Sound and vibration: noise, A.P. Smith and D.M. Jones; irrelevant speech and cognition, D.M. Jones and N. Morris; vibration, M.J. Griffin. Part 2 Thermal environments: heat, S. Hygge; cold, S. Brooke and H. Ellis. Part 3 Gaseous environments: air pollution, S.M. Horvath and D.M. Drechsler-Parks; organic solvents, B. Stollery; hyperbaric environments, S. Brooke and H. Ellis.
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