Occupational Ergonomics

A Practical Approach

Author: Theresa Stack,Lee T. Ostrom,Cheryl A. Wilhelmsen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118814649

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 560

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The approach to the book is analogous to a toolkit. Theuser will open the book and locate the tool that best fits theergonomic assessment task he/she is performing. The chapters of thebook progress from the concept of ergonomics, through the variousassessment techniques, and into the more complex techniques. In addition to discussing the techniques, this book presents themin a form that the readers can readily adapt to their particularsituation. Each chapter, where applicable, presents thetechnique discussed in that chapter and demonstrates how it isused. The supporting material at the end of each chaptercontains exercises, case studies and review questions. Thecase study section of the book presents how to use techniques toanalyze a range of workplace scenarios. Topics include: The Basics of Ergonomics; Anthropometry; OfficeErgonomics; Administrative Controls; Biomechanics; Hand Tools;Vibration; Workstation Design; Manual Material Handling; JobRequirements and Physical Demands Survey; Ergonomic Survey Tools;Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders; How to Conduct anErgonomics Assessment; and Case Studies

Occupational Health and Safety Management

A Practical Approach

Author: Charles D. Reese

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781566706209

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 552

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Drawing on author Charles Reese’s 23 years of experience as a safety manager and educator, Occupational Health and Safety Management: A Practical Approach presents a total management approach to a broad range of issues in occupational health and safety. Reese covers every facet of safety and health management with real-world examples and strategies. He provides succinct yet thorough coverage of important and timely concepts and practices commonly used in the safety field. More than just a text filled with information, this is a true how-to book. The author discusses how to write a program, how to identify hazards, and how to involve workers and attain their cooperation. He goes on to explain how to use identification and intervention tools such as hazard hunt, audits, and job hazard analysis. He provides a listing of potential resources, encourages developing a working relationship with OSHA, and how to go about determining which regulations are applicable to you or your employer’s workplace and how to find assistance and sources that will help you guide your organization to compliance with OSHA regulations. The book incorporates the development of written programs, the identification of hazards, the mitigation of hazards by use of common safety and health tools, and the development of a safe workforce through communication, motivational techniques, involvement, and training. Covering a wide array of occupational health and safety topics in one cohesive single-authored volume, Occupational Health and Safety Management: A Practical Approach is a blueprint for developing and managing a safety and health initiative tailored exactly to your company’s needs.

Advances in Social & Occupational Ergonomics

Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Social and Occupational Ergonomics, July 27-31, 2016, Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA

Author: Richard H.M. Goossens

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331941688X

Category: Computers

Page: 466

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This book reports on cutting-edge research related to social and occupational factors. It presents innovative contributions to the optimization of sociotechnical management systems, which consider organizational, policy, and logistical issues. It discusses timely topics related to communication, crew resource management, work design, participatory design, as well as teamwork, community ergonomics, cooperative work, and warning systems. Moreover, it reports on new work paradigms, organizational cultures, virtual organizations, telework, and quality management. The book reports on cutting-edge infrastructures implemented for different purposes such as urban, health, and enterprise. It discusses the growing role of automated systems and presents innovative solutions addressing the needs of special populations. Based on the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Social and Occupational Ergonomics, held on July 27-31 in Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA, the book provides readers with a comprehensive view of the current challenges in both organizational and occupational ergonomics, highlighting key connections between them and underlining the importance of emotional factors in influencing human performance.

Occupational Ergonomics

Theory and Applications, Second Edition

Author: Amit Bhattacharya,James D. McGlothlin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439819343

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1332

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In the fifteen years since the publication of Occupational Ergonomics: Theory and Applications significant advances have been made in this field. These advances include understanding the impact of ageing and obesity on workplace, the role of ergonomics in promoting healthy workplaces and healthy life styles, the role of ergonomic science in the design of consumer products, and much more. The caliber of information and the simple, practical ergonomics solutions in the second edition of this groundbreaking resource, though, haven’t changed. See What’s New in the Second Edition: Enhanced coverage of ergonomics in the international arena Emerging topics such as Healthcare Ergonomics and economics of ergonomics Coverage of disability management and psychosocial rehabilitation aspects of workplace and its ergonomics implication Current ergonomics solutions from "research to practice" Synergy of healthy workplaces with healthy lifestyles Impact of physical agents on worker health/safety and its control Additional problems with solutions in the appendix The book covers the fundamentals of ergonomics and the practical application of those fundamentals in solving ergonomic problems. The scope is such that it can be used as a reference for graduate students in the health sciences, engineering, technology and business as well as professional practitioners of these disciplines. Also, it can be used as a senior level undergraduate textbook, with solved problems, case studies, and exercises included in several chapters. The book blends medical and engineering applications to solve musculoskeletal, safety, and health problems in a variety of traditional and emerging industries ranging from the office to the operating room to operations engineering.

Interventions, Controls, and Applications in Occupational Ergonomics

Author: William S. Marras,Waldemar Karwowski

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 142000364X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 848

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Completely revised and updated, taking the scientific rigor to a whole new level, the second edition of the Occupational Ergonomics Handbook is now available in two volumes. This new organization demonstrates the enormous amount of advances that have occurred in the field since the publication of the first edition. The editors have brought together researchers from a wide range of disciplines with pioneering practitioners in industry to cover a diverse list of ergonomics topics. The second edition not only provides more information but makes it more accessible. Each individual volume narrows the focus while broadening the coverage, supplying immediate access to important information. One of the most comprehensive sources for ergonomic knowledge available, providing both sound theory and practical examples, this book is a valuable resource for anyone in the field. Interventions, Controls, and Applications in Occupational Ergonomics begins with descriptions of the elements of the ergonomics processes, including success factors for implementation of industrial ergonomics programs. It includes coverage of injury surveillance database systems and corporate health management for the design and evaluation of health in industrial organizations, ergonomics processes from the small and large industry perspectives, and human digital modeling, as well as facilities planning and organizational design and macro-ergonomics. Additional chapters present methods and techniques for engineering control, including tried and true strategies and pitfalls to avoid, and discuss the theory and practice of ergonomics interventions in the workplace. Using this information as a cornerstone, the book addresses the issues of medical management of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, systems approach to rehabilitation, wrist splints, and application of the clinical lumbar motion monitor. It provides an overview of best practices for ergonomics intervention with respect to the design and use of chairs and office furniture, as well as design of computer keyboards and notebook computers. The book closes with discussions of the problem of medical errors, the challenge and rewards of applying ergonomics in developing areas, and the future of human work.

Occupational Therapy for People with Learning Disabilities , A Practical Guide

Psychology, Cognitive psychology

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467222747

Category: Education

Page: 27

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Occupational Therapy for People with Learning Disabilities , A Practical Guide. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Fundamentals and Assessment Tools for Occupational Ergonomics

Author: William S. Marras,Waldemar Karwowski

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420003631

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1024

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Completely revised and updated, taking the scientific rigor to a whole new level, the second edition of the Occupational Ergonomics Handbook is now available in two volumes. This new organization demonstrates the enormous amount of advances that have occurred in the field since the publication of the first edition. The second edition not only provides more information but makes it more accessible. Each volume narrows the focus while broadening the coverage, supplying immediate access to important information. One of the most comprehensive sources for ergonomic knowledge available, written by leading experts, providing both sound theory and practical examples, this book is a valuable resource for anyone in the field. Fundamental and Assessment Tools for Occupational Ergonomics merges the frontiers of ergonomics, workplace design, and management issues. The editors have brought together researchers from disciplines such as biomechanics, anthropometry, and cognitive science with pioneering practitioners in industry. They discuss tools of the trade, upper extremity analysis, backs, interventions, management issues, design for ergonomics, principles of product design, band-aid approaches, processing, distribution centers, and service systems. The handbook is a compendium of information authored by top-flight investigators who represent the cutting edge of opinion, research, and interest in the field.

Human Factors Methods

A Practical Guide for Engineering and Design

Author: Neville A. Stanton,Paul M. Salmon,Laura A. Rafferty,Guy H. Walker,Chris Baber,Daniel P. Jenkins

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317120159

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 656

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This second edition of Human Factors Methods: A Practical Guide for Engineering and Design now presents 107 design and evaluation methods as well as numerous refinements to those that featured in the original. The book has been carefully designed to act as an ergonomics methods manual, aiding both students and practitioners. The eleven sections represent the different categories of ergonomics methods and techniques that can be used in the evaluation and design process. Offering a 'how-to' text on a substantial range of ergonomics methods that can be used in the design and evaluation of products and systems, it is a comprehensive point of reference for all these methods. An overview of the methods is presented in chapter one, with a methods matrix showing which can be used in conjunction. The following chapters detail the methods showing how to apply them in practice. Flowcharts, procedures and examples cover the requirements of a diverse audience and varied applications of the methods. The final chapter, a new addition, illustrates the EAST method, which integrates several well-known methods into a teamwork analysis approach.

The Occupational Ergonomics Handbook

Author: Waldemar Karwowski,William S. Marras

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849326417

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 2088

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Occupational ergonomics and safety studies the application of human behavior, abilities, limitations, and other characteristics to the design, testing, and evaluation of tools, machines, systems, tasks, jobs, and environments for productive, safe, comfortable, and effective use. Occupational Ergonomics Handbook provides current, comprehensive knowledge in this broad field, providing essential, state-of-the-art information from nearly 150 international leaders of this discipline. The text assesses the knowledge and expertise applied to industrial environments: Providing engineering guidelines for redesigning tools, machines, and work layouts Evaluating the demands placed on workers by current jobs Simulating alternative work methods Determining the potential for reducing physical job demands based on the implementation of new methods Topics also include: Fundamental ergonomic design principles at work Work-related musculoskeletal injuries, such as cumulative trauma to the upper extremity (CTDs) and low back disorders (LBDs), which affect several million workers each year with total costs exceeding $100 billion annually Current knowledge used for minimizing human suffering, potential for occupational disability, and related worker's compensation costs Working conditions under which musculoskeletal injuries might occur Engineering design measures for eliminating or reducing known job-risk factors Optimal manufacturing processes regarding human perceptual and cognitive abilities as well as task reliability Identifying the worker population affected by adverse conditions Early medical and work intervention efforts Economics of an ergonomics maintenance program Ergonomics as an essential cost to doing business Ergonomics intervention includes design for manufacturability, total quality management, and work organization. Occupational Ergonomics Handbook demonstrates how ergonomics serves as a vital component for the activities of the company and enables an advantageous cooperation between management and labor. This new handbook serves a broad segment of industrial practitioners, including industrial and manufacturing engineers; managers; plant supervisors and ergonomics professionals; researchers and students from academia, business, and government; human factors and safety specialists; physical therapists; cognitive and work psychologists; sociologists; and human-computer communications specialists.

A Practical Approach to Movement Disorders

Diagnosis and Medical and Surgical Management

Author: Michael S. Okun, MD,Ramon L. Rodriguez, MD,Frank M. Skidmore, MD

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 1935281887

Category: Medical

Page: 274

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This book provides the busy clinician with a quick, symptom-based guide to the clinical presentation, diagnosis, work-up, and management of the most common types of movement disorders encountered in clinical practice, including Parkinson's disease, chorea, dystonia, myoclonus, and ataxia. Written in expanded outline format, with frequent diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms, tables, and scales, it is an essential guide for clinicians faced with patients with movement disorders. A Practical Approach to Movement Disorders is a welcome departure from the typical lengthy, disease-based hardbound texts ill suited for the busy clinician. Practical yet authoritative, this fit-in-your-coat-pocket guide begins with a comprehensive description of the different presentations of movement disorders. It then details the medical, surgical, and non-pharmacological approaches, including speech and swallowing therapy and physical and occupational therapy. Key features include: Symptom-based, rather than disease-based, chapters A focus on the most common movement disorders A unique section on the neurological aspects of deep brain stimulation (DBS) Dozens of diagnostic and management pearls Suggested readings for each chapter Handy and comprehensive, A Practical Approach to Movement Disorders is the only guide for busy clinicians needing quick information on movement disorders.

Health and Safety

Questions and Answers: a Practical Approach

Author: Pat Perry

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780727732408

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 295

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Health and safety requirements, Health and safety management, Occupational safety, Management, Safety measures, Legislation, Building and Construction

Mosby's Q & A Review for the Occupational Therapy Board Examination - E-Book

Author: Patricia Bowyer,Dorothy P. Bethea

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323062229

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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Questions focus on the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework (OTPF) as well as the results from the practice analysis completed by NBCOT. Questions cross the spectrum of occupational therapy process - evaluation, intervention planning, intervention, service management, and outcomes of a variety of populations including pediatric, mental health, and adult physical and neurological conditions. Practice environments such as the community, school-based and hospital based care are covered throughout. Specific references for every question and a comprehensive list of resources are provided at the end of the book for further study. Rationales for answer options are provided to explain why the correct answer is right and the other choices are wrong. Provides information on the format of the NBCOT exam and tips for studying and answering test questions.

Information Ergonomics

A theoretical approach and practical experience in transportation

Author: Michael Stein,Peter Sandl

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642258409

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

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The variety and increasing availability of hypermedia information systems, which are used in stationary applications like operators’ consoles as well as mobile systems, e.g. driver information and navigation systems in automobiles form a foundation for the mediatization of the society. From the human engineering point of view this development and the ensuing increased importance of information systems for economic and private needs require careful deliberation of the derivation and application of ergonomics methods particularly in the field of information systems. This book consists of two closely intertwined parts. The first, theoretical part defines the concept of an information system, followed by an explanation of action regulation as well as cognitive theories to describe man information system interaction. A comprehensive description of information ergonomics concludes the theoretical approach. In the second, practically oriented part of this book authors from industry as well as from academic institutes illustrate the variety of current information systems taken from different fields of transportation, i.e. aviation, automotive, and railroad. The reader thus gains an overview of various applications and their context of use as well as similarities and differences in design. This does not only include a description of the different information systems but also places them in the context of the theories and models, which were presented in the first part of this book.

Occupational Health Services

A Practical Approach

Author: Tee L. Guidotti,M. Suzanne Arnold,David G. Lukcso,Judith Green-McKenzie,Joel Bender,Mark A. Rothstein,Frank H. Leone,Karen O'Hara,Marion Stecklow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113621559X

Category: Medical

Page: 472

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Workers and their families, employers, and society as a whole benefit when providers deliver the best quality of care to injured workers and when they know how to provide effective services for both prevention and fitness for duty and understand why, instead of just following regulations. Designed for professionals who deliver, manage, and hold oversight responsibility for occupational health in an organization or in the community, Occupational Health Services guides the busy practitioner and clinic manager in setting up, running, and improving healthcare services for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and occupational management of work-related health issues. The text covers: an overview of occupational health care in the US and Canada: how it is organized, who pays for what, how it is regulated, and how workers’ compensation works how occupational health services are managed in practice, whether within a company, as a global network, in a hospital or medical group practice, as a free-standing clinic, or following other models management of core services, including recordkeeping, marketing, service delivery options, staff recruitment and evaluation, and program evaluation depth and detail on specific services, including clinical service delivery for injured workers, periodic health surveillance, impairment assessment, fitness for duty, alcohol and drug testing, employee assistance, mental health, health promotion, emergency management, global health management, and medico-legal services. This highly focused and relevant combined handbook and textbook is aimed at improving the provision of care and health protection for workers and will be of use to both managers and health practitioners from a range of backgrounds, including but not limited to medicine, nursing, health services administration, and physical therapy.

Occupational Ergonomics

Author: University of Michigan. Engineering Summer Conferences

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Human engineering

Page: N.A

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Occupational Therapy and Physical Dysfunction E-Book

Enabling Occupation

Author: Michael Curtin,Matthew Molineux,Jo-Anne Webb (formerly Supyk/Mellson)

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702048771

Category: Medical

Page: 672

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The sixth edition of this classic book remains a key text for occupational therapists, supporting their practice in working with people with physical impairments, stimulating reflection on the knowledge, skills and attitudes which inform practice, and encouraging the development of occupation-focused practice. Within this book, the editors have addressed the call by leaders within the profession to ensure that an occupational perspective shapes the skills and strategies used within occupational therapy practice. Rather than focusing on discrete diagnostic categories the book presents a range of strategies that, with the use of professional reasoning, can be transferred across practice settings. The new editors have radically updated the book, in response to the numerous internal and external influences on the profession, illustrating how an occupational perspective underpins occupational therapy practice. A global outlook is intrinsic to this edition of the book, as demonstrated by the large number of contributors recruited from across the world. Covers everything the student needs within the physical disorders part of their course Links theory of principles to practice and management Written and edited by a team of internationally experienced OT teachers, clinicians and managers Gives key references and further reading lists for more detailed study Written within a framework of lifespan development in line with current teaching and practice Includes practice scenarios and case studies Focuses on strategies Subtitle reflecting the primacy of occupation in occupational therapy practice Inclusion of practice scenarios to illustrate the application of theory to practice Features such as chapter summaries and key points, providing a quick overview of each chapter A focus on strategies rather than diagnostic categories Consideration of individuals, groups and communities An international perspective Language that is person-centred and inclusive New editorial team endorsed by the former editors including Annie Turner

Risk Assessment

A Practical Guide to Assessing Operational Risks

Author: Georgi Popov,Bruce K. Lyon,Bruce Hollcroft

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118911040

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

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Covers the fundamentals of risk assessment and emphasizes taking a practical approach in the application of the techniques Written as a primer for students and employed safety professionals covering the fundamentals of risk assessment and emphasizing a practical approach in the application of the techniques Each chapter is developed as a stand-alone essay, making it easier to cover a subject Includes interactive exercises, links, videos, and downloadable risk assessment tools Addresses criteria prescribed by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) for safety programs

Risk Assessments Questions and Answers

A Practical Approach

Author: Pat Perry

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780727732385

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 270

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The term 'risk assessment' is all too familiar in business and applies not only to health and safety but also other business processes. The Turnball Report focused the minds of many businesses on risk management, but while we may know that we must undertake risk assessments in health and safety, there is oftern a lack of Knowledge and understanding on how to do it and what is ""suitable and sufficient"". Each chapter covers a key health and safety area and the approach to risk assessment is outlined in a series of questions - how, what , why, when? - and solutions and approaches given to understanding the legal requirements and how to implement them. References are made throughout to HSE approved codes of practice, best practice guidance and industry specific guides. The book is aimed at everyone from company directors through to someone who needs to assume the competent person's role in undertaking health and safety responsibilities.