The book is designed around human resource strategies, illustrated through case studies, which explain the effectiveness of ergonomics on productivity and profit, both for the employees (a safer and more congenial working environment) and the enterprises (better return on investment). The free software that accompanies this book is a versatile programme for the reader to use in their workplace. In an easy to follow, step-by-step process, the user is asked to enter workplace details and the proposed intervention cost and the programme will calculate the obtained savings and pay-back period. Also included with the software are many of the worked examples from the case studies.
Introduction -- Economics for the non-economist -- Information sources -- The productivity assessment tool -- Case studies -- New supervisory system -- Ethics -- Running the computer program and ordering the complete version of the Productivity Assessment Tool.