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The Ergonomics Kit for General Industry

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Written by one of the most experienced practitioners in the field, The Ergonomics Kit for General Industry, Second Edition supplements the advice given in the first edition regarding the fundamentals of setting up a program with additional material on the actual process of solving problems. Many new success stories have been added. All of which serve to illustrate how the process can work under various circumstances and organizational cultures, to improved workplace conditions, to maximize employee well being and productivity. This book contains everything readers need to know to set up or improve their workplace ergonomics process.


Dan MacLeod is one of the leading practitioners of workplace ergonomics, widely recognized for his down-to-earth approach and his emphasis on low-cost, low-tech job improvements. He served as a consultant to employers, trade associations, and unions for over 30 years, and has developed innovative corporate programs that have resulted in thousands of ergonomic improvements and savings of millions of dollars. In all, he has conducted evaluations in over 1200 workplaces in his lifetime, assessing thousands of individual tasks., He was instrumental in the late 1970s in recognizing the widespread impact of work-related musculoskeletal disorders. In 1982, he authored the first lay language training materials in North America on workplace ergonomics, a work that was later republished in four foreign languages. He has comprehensive experience in multiple industries, ranging from the office environment and hospitals to underground mining and steel mills. He has worked with small organizations as well as some of the largest corporations in the U.S., His work has helped change entire industries. In the late 1970s, he pioneered the first workplace ergonomics programs in car assembly operations. In the 1980s, he was heavily involved in the meatpacking industry, where he represented the industry in working with OSHA to develop the meatpacking guidelines., He has worked and traveled widely in Europe, Central America, and Asia. He speaks several languages with varying degrees of fluency: Swedish, French, German, and Spanish, plus rudimentary Chinese., Dan is the author of other full-length books on practical ergonomics, plus a wide variety of training manuals, booklets, and videotapes. He is a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) and holds master's degrees in both occupational health and industrial relations., He works as an independent consultant. For more information, see www.danmacleod.com.


Introduction. WHY? Good Ergonomics is Good Economics. How Ergonomics Promotes Efficiency. Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs). Case Examples. HOW? Setting Up an Ergonomics Program. The Workplace Ergonomics Process. More Guidance on Specific Topics. Creating Change. Government Standards and Guidelines. PRACTICAL TOOLS. Worksheets. Training Slides and Script. References and Index.


Titel: The Ergonomics Kit for General Industry
EAN: 9781000611861
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Hersteller: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Genre: Technik
Anzahl Seiten: 368
Veröffentlichung: 27.02.2006
Dateigrösse: 13.0 MB
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