Kodak's Ergonomic Design for People at Work

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 10, 2003 - Technology & Engineering - 736 pages
Written for those who are on the job but not necessarily professionally trained ergonomists, the principles and approaches detailed in this highly regarded guide have all been implemented in real-world workplace environments and proven successful in reducing the potential for occupational injury, increasing the number of people who can perform a job, and improving employee performance on the job.

More than 150 clear and informative illustrations and tables help convey data and information in eight sections:

  • Ergonomics design philosophy
  • Human reliability and information transfer
  • Evaluation of job demands
  • Work design
  • Workplace design
  • Manual handling in occupational tasks
  • Equipment design
  • Environment
 

Contents

Ergonomics Program Characteristics in Other Companies
5
An Ergonomics ProblemSolving Technique
18
For Whom Do We Design?
27
Designing Tasks That Require Lifting Items Above
34
Muscle Strength Data
62
United States and International Standards Related to Ergonomics
74
United States of America USA
80
ANSIHFS 1001988 American National Standard
82
Tool Design
342
Relaxed Posture
357
5
364
Human Reliability and Information Transfer
373
Information Transfer
382
6
406
Ergonomic Work Design
435
The Design of Repetitive Work
449

Evaluation of Job Demands
99
Analysis Methods
121
3
185
Workplace Design
191
Computer Workstations
203
Laboratories
217
Visual Work Dimensions
228
Floors Ramps and Stairs
234
Ramps
240
Conveyors
247
4
261
Equipment Design
269
Design of Displays
280
Computer Interface Controls
328
Ergonomics in the Construction Industry
485
Work Design in Laboratory and Computer Workplaces
496
7
499
Manual Handling in Occupational Tasks
511
Guidelines For the Design of Manual Lifting Tasks
520
Guidelines for the Design of Frequent Lifting Tasks
534
Special Considerations in Manual Lifting Task Design
540
The Design of Force Exertion Tasks
552
Environment
565
Noise
578
Case Studies
635
Glossary
651
Index
681
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EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY, INC., is the global leader in imaging. Between 1911 and 1936, Kodak established a safety committee to evaluate workplace conditions, became a charter member of the National Safety Council, and opened a Medical Department and a Laboratory of Industrial Medicine and Toxicology. In 1960, Kodak formed an Ergonomics Department, which became a global force in ergonomic research, producing the first edition of Ergonomic Design for People at Work (Vol. 1: 1983, Vol. 2: 1986). Kodak is committed to maintaining its position as a leader in health, safety, and environmental performance, while driving continual improvements in operations and products.

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