The basic goal of ergonomic professionals is to fit tasks, tool, equipment, and working conditions to the human body. This six edition provides quick access to the ergonomic information that professionals need when engineering workplaces, machinery, offices, computers, and lighting. The author organizes detailed knowledge regarding body size, strength, and mobility, as well as motivation, perceptions, and acquired skills. He also covers various work demands including shift work. Completely updated and revised, this reference maintains the straightforward style of preceding editions as it describes mental and psychosocial ergonomics in detail. It includes additional figures, graphs, and tables.
Contents: Body sizes -- Mobility -- Muscular work -- Body strength and load handling -- How we see -- How we hear -- How we sense objects and energy -- How we experience indoor and outside climates -- Mental activities -- Hard physical work -- Light and moderate work -- Workload and stress -- Working with others -- The organization and you -- Working hours -- Night and shift work -- Designing the home -- Office design -- Computer design -- Workplace design -- Making work pleasant and efficient.