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ERIC Number: ED371222
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 184
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-398-05910-1
Work, Productivity, and Human Performance: Practical Case Studies in Ergonomics, Human Factors and Human Engineering.
Fraser, T. M.; Pityn, P. J.
This book contains 12 case histories, each based on a real-life problem, that show how a manager can use common sense, knowledge, and interpersonal skills to solve problems in human performance at work. Each case study describes a worker's problem and provides background information and an assignment; solutions are suggested. The following cases are included: the Handicapped Meat Processor; the Damaged Dry Goods; the Scrubber's Scourge; the Annealer's Anathema; the Railroaders' Roster; the Frustrated Freighter; the Litigious Lab Tech; the Surly Supervisor; the Seated Sorter; the Small Tool Telephone Trauma; the Haitian Handsaw; and the Sullen Secretaries. Four appendixes provide information on the following: anthropometry; anthropometric estimates for U.S. adults; National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health lifting guidelines; and Snook and Ciriello lifting guidelines. A selected bibliography lists seven books and four journals. (KC)
Charles C. Thomas Publisher, 2600 South First Street, Springfield, IL 62794-9265 ($44.75).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A