chapter  11
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Biomechanical Basis for Ergonomics

In 1978, E.R. Tichauer published a book entitled The Biomechanical Basis of Ergonomics (Tichauer, 1978).

This book introduced much of the world to the concept of applying engineering techniques to the human

body so that the limits of exposure could be identified. Since this time much has changed in the fields of

ergonomics and biomechanics. However, his approaches to addressing occupationally related musculos-

keletal problems remain the same to this day. Dr. Tichauer’s book serves as the motivation for this

chapter.