What’s New in the Second Edition:
Updated examples and additional rules of thumb
"How to" pages cover actions such as how to design a workstation
Coverage of RULA, Strain Index, and TAPDA
In short, the plan of the book is that Part I provides help on how to think and Part II help on how to measure. The non-quantitative materials come first, since creativity in the application of the principles and rules provides greater value.
Based on 35 years of practical problem-solving in over 1,500 workplaces, the book provides a down-to-earth and practical guide for solving ergonomics problems. It provides a framework for evaluating tasks using low-tech, non-quantitative methods, along with an overview of the standard measuring systems for those occasions when numbers are needed.
"The book, like its predecessor, provides a very well illustrated and comprehensive set of manual work conditions that are amenable to ergonomics intervention methods. The "rules", principles and processes to achieve positive outcomes are clearly presented. This book should be on every practicing ergonomists book shelf."
—Don Chaffin, PhD, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
"The book’s strengths lie in the fact that it tells the reader up front that Ergonomics is not a costly intervention. It can provide inexpensive solutions that lead to significant improvements in the working environment. … plain speaking, practical, sensible and usable and the solutions have grown from the author’s real-life experiences in the working world."
—Dr. Céline McKeown, Link Ergonomics, Nottingham, England, UK
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ISBN 9781439899069, October 2012, 196 pp