With an updated edition including new material in additional chapters, this one-of-a-kind handbook covers not only current standardization efforts, but also anthropometry and optimal working postures, ergonomic human computer interactions, legal protection, occupational health and safety, and military human factor principles. While delineating the crucial role that standards and guidelines play in facilitating the design of advantageous working conditions to enhance individual performance, the handbook suggests ways to expand opportunities for global economic and ergonomic development.


This book features:

  • Guidance on the design of work systems including tasks, equipment, and workspaces as well as the work environment in relation to human capacities and limitations
  • Emphasis on important human factors and ergonomic standards that can be utilized to improve product and process to ensure efficiency and safety
  • A focus on quality control to ensure that standards are met throughout the worldwide market

part Section I|108 pages

Standardization Efforts in Human Factors and Ergonomics

chapter 2|32 pages

Positioning Ergonomics Standards and Standardization

ByJan Dul, Henk J. de Vries

chapter 3|32 pages

Ergonomic Performance Standards and Regulations

Their Scientific and Operational Basis
ByThomas J. Smith

part Section II|117 pages

Nature of HF/E Standards and Guidelines

chapter 4|15 pages

Standardization Efforts in the Fields of Human Factors and Ergonomics

ByJames M. Oglesby, Kimberly Stowers, Kevin Leyva, Eduardo Salas

chapter 6|7 pages

Balancing Stakeholder Representation

An Example of Stakeholder Involvement in Ergonomics Standardization
ByH. Willemse, Henk J. de Vries, Jan Dul

chapter 7|7 pages

Ergonomics Standards in Ancient China

ByPei-Luen Patrick Rau

chapter 9|22 pages

The Brazilian Federal Standard Applied to Ergonomics

ByMarcelo M. Soares, Eduardo Ferro dos Santos, Carlos Mauricio Duque dos Santos, Rosangela Ferreira Santos, Andréa Ferreira Santos, Karine Borges de Oliveira

chapter 10|7 pages

Design in the Absence of Standards

ByDaniel P. Jenkins, Pete Underwood

chapter 11|21 pages

Standards of Human Factors/Ergonomics in Cuba

Theoretic-Practical Considerations Developed
BySandra Haydeé Mejías Herrera

part Section III|86 pages

Standards for Evaluation of Working Postures

chapter 12|41 pages

Standards in Anthropometry

ByAndreas Seid, Rainer Trieb, Anke Rissiek, Heiner Bubb

chapter 13|4 pages

Evaluation of Static Working Postures

ByNico J. Delleman, Jan Dul

chapter 14|5 pages

Evaluation of Working Postures and Movements in Relation to Machinery

ByNico J. Delleman, Jan Dul

chapter 15|18 pages

Standards on Physical Work

Demands in the Construction Industry
ByHenk F. van der Molen, Nico J. Delleman

chapter 16|14 pages

Safety of Machinery—Human Physical Performance

Manual Handling of Machinery and Component Parts of Machinery
ByKarlheinz G. Schaub

part Section IV|130 pages

Standards for Manual Material Handling Tasks

chapter 17|14 pages

Repetitive Actions and Movements of the Upper Limbs

ByEnrico Occhipinti, Daniela Colombini

chapter 18|14 pages

Ergonomics of Manual Handling—Part 1

Lifting and Carrying
ByKarlheinz G. Schaub

chapter 19|20 pages

Ergonomics of Manual Handling—Part 2

Pushing and Pulling
ByKarlheinz G. Schaub, Peter Schaefer

chapter 20|13 pages

Recommended Force Limits for Machinery Operation

A New Approach Reflecting User Group Characteristics
ByPeter Schaefer, Karlheinz G. Schaub

chapter 21|11 pages

Guidelines for the Prevention of WMSDs

The Italian Experience
ByEnrico Occhipinti, Daniela Colombini

chapter 22|18 pages

Assessment of Manual Material Handling Based on Key Indicators

German Guidelines
ByUlf Steinberg, Gustav Caffier, Falk Liebers

chapter 23|15 pages

Manual Lifting Standards

Ergonomic Assessment and Proposals for Redesign
ByLilia R. Prado-León, Enrique Herrera Lugo

chapter 24|20 pages

ISO Technical Report 12295

Application Document for ISO Standards on Manual Handling (ISO 11228-1, ISO 11228-2, and ISO 11228-3) and Evaluation of Static Working Postures (ISO 11226)
ByEnrico Occhipinti, Daniela Colombini

part Section V|96 pages

Standards for Human-Computer Interaction

chapter 27|3 pages

Human Factors Engineering of Computer Workstations

HFES Draft Standard for Trial Use
ByThomas J. Albin

chapter 28|15 pages

Practical Universal Design Guidelines

A New Proposal
ByKazuhiko Yamazaki, Toshiki Yamaoka, Akira Okada, Sohsuke Saitoh, Masatoshi Nomura, Koji Yanagida, Sadao Horino

chapter 29|17 pages

Virtual Environment Usage Protocols

ByKay M. Stanney, David A. Graeber, Robert S. Kennedy

chapter 30|12 pages

Location and Arrangement of Displays and Control Actuators

ByRobert W. Proctor, Kim-Phuong L. Vu

chapter 31|14 pages

Maximizing the Value of Enterprise Human-Computer Interaction Standards

Strategies and Applications
ByWei Xu

part Section VI|135 pages

Management of Occupational Safety and Health

chapter 32|28 pages

The Benefits of Occupational Health and Safety Standards

ByDenis A. Coelho, João C. O. Matias, João N. O. Filipe

chapter 33|27 pages

Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems

Trends, Analysis, and Effectiveness
ByP. K. Nag, Anjali Nag

chapter 37|12 pages

Standards in Architectural and Building Acoustics

ByJoanna Jablonska, Elzbieta Trocka-Leszczynska

chapter 38|13 pages

Development of Medical Devices

Between Regulatory and Standards Requirements Versus Adopted Models
ByOmar Kheir, Alexis Jacoby, Stijn Verwulgen

part Section VII|32 pages

Safety and Legal Protection Standards

chapter 39|16 pages

Printed Warning Signs, Tags, and Labels

Their Choice, Design, and Expectation of Success
ByCharles A. Cacha

chapter 41|6 pages

User Needs in Standards

Older People and People With Disabilities
ByAnne Ferguson

part Section VIII|26 pages

Military Human Factors Standards

part Section IX|21 pages

Sources of Human Factors and Ergonomics Standards

chapter 43|19 pages

Sources and Bibliography of Selected Human Factors and Ergonomics Standards

ByAnna Szopa, Waldemar Karwowski