ERIC Number: ED371222
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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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)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Biomechanics, Disabilities, Guidelines, Human Factors Engineering, Man Machine Systems, Occupational Safety and Health, Problem Solving, Work Environment
Charles C. Thomas Publisher, 2600 South First Street, Springfield, IL 62794-9265 ($44.75).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
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