Ergonomics and Human Factors Engineering contains key topics designed to prepare students and professionals alike to recognize, assess, and remediate ergonomic-related problems in the workplace. Chapters selected from The Safety Professionals Handbook, 2nd Edition, address physiological effects of work activities on people, and the interaction between people and their work environment. But what distinguishes this book is that it provides proven, real-world guidance to develop new and improve existing ergonomics and work physiology programs.
The chapters include:
• Regulatory issues
• Benchmarking and Performance criteria
• Best Practices
Occupational health hazards, such as repetitive motion injuries, poor lighting, vibration and noise are issues that the aspiring safety practitioner needs to understand, and Ergonomics and Human Factors Engineering provides the material necessary to do a complete examination of work processes and redesign. Written by experts in the fields of ergonomics and human factors and edited by Joel Haight, Ph.D., PE, it is an invaluable resource for instructors for use in the ergonomics and human factors classes.
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Author: Joel M. Haight
Publisher: American Society of Safety Engineers
About the Author
Joel M. Haight, Ph.D., P.E., is the Branch Chief of the Human Factors Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) at their Pittsburgh Office of Mine Safety and Health Research. For the nearly 10 years prior to this appointment, Dr. Haight served as an Associate Professor of Energy and Mineral Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. He has a Ph.D. and Master's degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering both from Auburn University. Dr. Haight worked as a manager and an environmental and safety engineer for the: Chevron Corporation for 18 years, prior to joining the faculty at Penn State. He has nearly 40 peer-reviewed publications and is the editor-in-chief of the American Society of Safety Engineer's The Safety Professionals Handbook. He is a professional member of American Society of Safety Professionals, American Industrial Hygiene Association and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
Table of Contents
About the Editor and Authors
Chapter 1: Regulatory Issues
Chapter 2: Principles of Ergonomics
Chapter 3: Work Physiology
Chapter 4: Principles of Human Factors
Chapter 5: Benchmarking and Performance Criteria
Chapter 6: Best Practices
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