Occupational Ergonomics

Occupational Ergonomics
Author : Waldemar Karwowski
Publisher : CRC Press
Total Pages : 680
Release : 2003-03-26
ISBN 10 : 0203507932
ISBN 13 : 9780203507933
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Occupational Ergonomics Book Description:

Occupational Ergonomics: Engineering and Administrative Controls focuses on prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders with an emphasis on engineering and administrative controls. Section I provides knowledge about risk factors for upper and lower extremities at work, while Section II concentrates on risk factors for work-related low back disorders. Section III discusses fundamentals of surveillance of musculoskeletal disorders, requirements for surveillance database systems, OSHA Record keeping system, and surveillance methods based on the assessment of body discomfort. Section IV focuses on medical management of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, including programs for post-injury management, testing of physical ability for employment decisions, assessment of worker strength and other functional capacities, and applications of ergonomics knowledge in rehabilitation.


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