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Creating the Ergonomically Sound Workplace

  • ID: 2216489
  • Book
  • March 1994
  • Region: Global
  • 196 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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From Training to Performance in the 21st Century is a series sponsored by the National Society for Performance and Instruction (NSPI) which provides valuable how–to resources to help trainers, human resource professionals, and human performance technologists improve performance in the workplace. This book is part of the first three–volume set, "Designing the Work Environment for Optimum Performance," which shows how to "fix the workplace, not the worker." The set provides hands–on tools to help create work environments that support human performance.Draws on numerous scientific studies and the author′s professional experience in assessing real–life ergonomic problems in diverse workplaces nationwide to provide a systematic approachincluding reproducible checklists and worksheets––for performing ergonomic assessments to identify and correct health hazards at work.
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Part One: How the Physical Work Environment Affects Performance

1. What Are the Benefits of Ergonomic Workplace Design?

Part Two: Techniques for Creating the Ergonomically–Sound Workplace

2. Assessing Workplace Ergonomics

3. Posture: Creating and Maintaining Healthy Body Alignment

4. Work Activities: Eliminating the Risk of Injury

5. Environment: Ensuring Proper Lighting and Visibility

6. Making Follow–Up Adjustments

Part Three: Techniques in Action

7. Restoring Lost Productivity: The Case Study of the Springfield Loan Office

Part Four: Resources

A.Accident Statistics Review Sheet B.Interview Worksheets C.Worksheet for Organizing the Ergonomic Assessment D.Assessment and Evaluation Worksheets E.Furniture and Equipment Selection Worksheets F.Glossary
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Lee T. Ostrom
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