2008 | pages: 347 | ISBN: 0865871949 | PDF | 1,8 mb
Understanding and applying the principles of ergonomics consistently in an organization not only reduces the risk of employee injuries, but it also reduces an organization's costs and increases productivity. This newly updated handbook examines 17 new workplace factors—50 in all—to consider when implementing an ergonomics program. Organized alphabetically by factor, each section includes a descriptive checklist, allowing managers to quickly assess each factor's status and level of conformance with safety, quality, and productivity considerations.
The author, an internationally recognized expert and public speaker, will show you why ergonomics is a business solution and not a business problem, how to create cost-effective ergonomics programs, which step-by-step procedures to use for evaluating a workplace environment and implementing ergonomic changes, how to accommodate the needs of aging and disabled workers, and how to use ergonomics to increase productivity.
A glossary of ergonomic terms and a listing of sources of additional information are included.