This book is intended to be used as a textbook on senior/graduate level courses in human factors engineering and ergonomics. It will provide students with a background in physiological, biomechanical and anthropometric bases of ergonomics, and then focus on the applications of ergonomic principles in designing work systems for efficient human-machine interfaces.
An introduction to ergonomics. Skeletal system. Muscular system and work. Engineering anthropometry. Biomechanical bases of ergonomics. Work physiology. Workstation design. Cumulative trauma disorders. Manual materials handling. Work-tool design. Human-machine systems. Thermal environments. Light and vision. Occupational noise environment. Occupational vibration. Shift work. Office ergonomics. Ergonomics assessment of the workplace. Implementation of ergonomics programs. Appendices. Index.