Based on recent research, this book discusses physical ergonomics, which is concerned with human anatomical, anthropometric, physiological and biomechanical characteristics as they relate to physical activity. Topics include working postures, materials handling, repetitive movements, work-related musculoskeletal disorders, workplace layout, safety,

part |2 pages

Section I: Safety and Health

chapter 1|8 pages

Decision support in safety management

ByT. Waefler, S. Binz, K. Gaertner and K. Fischer, Switzerland

chapter 6|3 pages

Human reliability of chemicals trucks filling process

ByC.-W. Lu and C.-Y. Wu, Taiwan

part |2 pages

Section II: Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders

chapter 24|10 pages

The analysis of complexload of machine production workers

ByM. Kapustová, I. Tureková, K. Balog, Slovak Republic

part |2 pages

Section III: Ergonomics and System Design

chapter 31|8 pages

A study of universal design principles assessment

ByM. Mustaquim, Sweden

chapter 32|1 pages

Hand/handle interface affects bi-manual pushing strength

ByJ.-H. Lin, R. McGorry and C.-C. Chang, USA

chapter 37|10 pages

An analysis of grip design for manual hammer stapling tool

ByA. Sengupta, W. Latta, USA

chapter 38|10 pages

Space operation system based on human-in-the-loop

ByS. Guo, D. Li and C. Fan, China

chapter 43|10 pages

Ergonomic design of classroom furniture for elementary schools

ByM. Gonçalves and P. Arezes, Portugal

chapter 44|10 pages

Materialization of the storage halls lighting

ByI. Tureková, M. Rusko, J. Harangozó, Slovak Republic

chapter 45|7 pages

Nail clipper design for elderly population

chapter 46|7 pages

An adjustable assistive chair design for older people

ByC. Huang, Taiwan

part |2 pages

Section IV: Ergonomic Methods and Task Analysis

chapter 50|10 pages

The evaluation of heat transfer using the foot manikin

ByU. Reischl, USA, I. Salopek Cubric, Z. Skenderi and B. Mijovic, Croatia

chapter 54|10 pages

Fuzzy Bayesian based classification of call center agent activity

ByS.-C. Lin, Taiwan, M. Lehto and S. Leman, USA

chapter 56|6 pages

Occupational medical service in practice

ByA. Lezovicova, J. Donic and K. Habina, Slovakia

chapter 64|10 pages

Ergonomic analysis of rice field plowing

ByM. Swangnetr, P. Namkorn, C. Phimphasak, and K. Saenlee, Thailand, D. Kaber, USA, O. Buranruk and R. Puntumetakul, Thailand