The experience of the past decade since the publication of the first edition of The Rules of Work: A Practical Engineering Guide to Ergonomics proves just how central ergonomics is for effective production. Revised and updated to reflect new insights from workplace developments, the second edition continues the tradition of providing essential tool

part |2 pages

Part I: The Rules

chapter |14 pages

Introduction: Overview of the Field

chapter 1|4 pages

Work in Neutral Postures

chapter 2|12 pages

Reduce Excessive Force

chapter 3|5 pages

Keep Everything in Easy Reach

chapter 4|4 pages

Work at Proper Heights

chapter 5|5 pages

Reduce Excessive Motions

chapter 6|5 pages

Minimize Fatigue and Static Load

chapter 7|3 pages

Minimize Pressure Points

chapter 8|2 pages

Provide Clearance

chapter 9|2 pages

Move, Exercise, and Stretch

chapter 10|3 pages

Maintain a Comfortable Environment

chapter 11|20 pages


chapter 12|7 pages

Cognitive Ergonomics

chapter 13|4 pages

Work Organization

part |2 pages

Part II: Measurements and Guidelines

chapter 14|12 pages


chapter 15|11 pages

Exertion and Biomechanics

chapter 16|4 pages


chapter 17|5 pages


chapter 18|4 pages


chapter 19|10 pages

LIfting Guideline

chapter 20|2 pages

Pushing, Pulling, and Carrying Guides

chapter 21|4 pages

Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA)

chapter 22|1 pages

Strain Index

chapter 23|1 pages

Time and Physical Demands Analysis (TAPDA)

chapter 24|2 pages

Employee Discomfort Surveys

chapter 25|15 pages


chapter 26|10 pages

Problem-Solving Process