Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics, Fourth Edition

Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics, Fourth Edition

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Building on the success of previous editions, the 4th edition of a€˜Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomicsa€™ provides a comprehensive and up to date introduction to the field. The new edition places the subject matter into a system context using a human-machine model to structure the chapters and a knowledge application model to structure the organisation of material in each chapter. Every chapter covers: Core Concepts, Basic Applications, Tools and Processes, and System Integration issues regardless of topic. Includes over 200 exercises and essays (at least ten per chapter). An Instructora€™s Manual, A Guide to Tutorials and Seminars and and over 500 powerpoint slides are available for academic users from the publisher. All chapters contain a€˜HFE Workshopa€™ sections with practical guidance and worked examples. Please see the TOC for more information.There is experimental evidence that people will lift heavier weights when they feel safe than when they feel unsafe (McCoy et al., 1988). Bridger and Freidberg ( 1999)interviewed 50 managers in a range of light industries and found that their estimates of maximum acceptable loads for their workers were over 50% higher when the managers were told that the squat lift was to be used. The implication is that manual handling training could act as a barrier to change by creating theanbsp;...

Title:Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics, Fourth Edition
Author: Robert Bridger
Publisher:CRC Press - 2017-10-30

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