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Work Study and Ergonomics

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  • Date Published: November 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107503366

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  • This book covers the fundamental concepts of work study and ergonomics in a single volume. It discusses the theories of human physiology and cognitive sciences, and evaluates the application of these theories to design a work environment that optimizes work potential and reduces threats of work-related disorders. It provides strategies to design effective work processes and a congenial work environment in order to enhance human well-being and efficiency. The book also explains the ergonomic tools and techniques including biomechanics, work posture assessment tools, anthropometry and work physiology. Using live examples from the industry, the author discusses the principles of work study including string diagram, method study, work sampling and man-machine system. The book demonstrates why it is important to 'fit the job to the man' rather than continuing with conventional practices that 'fit the man to the job'.

    • Fundamental topics related to work study and ergonomics are covered in a single volume
    • Provides strategies to design effective work processes and a congenial work environment to enhance human well-being and efficiency
    • Pedagogical features including solved problems, unsolved problems, case studies and multiple choice questions with answers are included in each chapter
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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107503366
    • length: 400 pages
    • dimensions: 240 x 184 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.55kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    1. Productivity and work study
    2. Human factors in work study
    3. Method study (motion study)
    4. Work measurement
    5. Wages and incentive plans
    6. Introduction to ergonomics
    7. Work physiology
    8. Biomechanics of manual lifting tasks
    9. Risk assessment for distal upper extremities (DUE) disorders
    10. Work-related MSDs risk and work postures assessment
    11. Office ergonomics
    12. Physical stresses
    13. Occupational noise exposure
    14. Occupational noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL)
    15. Occupational heat stress exposure
    16. Dust fumes and respiratory system
    17. Occupational health and safety
    18. Cardiovascular health of steel workers

  • Author

    Lakhwinder Pal Singh
    Lakhwinder Pal Singh holds a PhD from the Dr B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar. He has published more than 30 papers in national and international journals. His areas of interest are ergonomics, production and operations management, lean manufacturing, occupational health and environment, and green supply chain management. He has more than fifteen years of experience in teaching and research in this field.

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