Engineering Anthropometry and Workstation Design

Anthropometry is the study and measurement of human body dimensions.

Author: Nursyazwi Mohammad

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 149107261X

Category: Anthropometry

Page: 32

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Anthropometry is the study and measurement of human body dimensions. It comes from Greek's word: anthropos (human), merikos (measurement). It provides the fundamental basis and quantitative data for matching the workstations and products to the worker/user. Anthropometric data are used to develop design guidelines for heights, clearance, grips, and reaches of workstations and products.

International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors Second Edition 3 Volume Set

1 INTRODUCTION Ergonomic workstation design based on engineering anthropometry and occupational biomechanics can play a major role in the reduction of many risk factors of occupational injury (Grandjean 1982).

Author: Informa Healthcare

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0849375479

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 3728

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The previous edition of the International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors made history as the first unified source of reliable information drawn from many realms of science and technology and created specifically with ergonomics professionals in mind. It was also a winner of the Best Reference Award 2002 from the Engineering Libraries Division, American Society of Engineering Education, USA, and the Outstanding Academic Title 2002 from Choice Magazine. Not content to rest on his laurels, human factors and ergonomics expert Professor Waldemar Karwowski has overhauled his standard-setting resource, incorporating coverage of tried and true methods, fundamental principles, and major paradigm shifts in philosophy, thought, and design. Demonstrating the truly interdisciplinary nature of this field, these changes make the second edition even more comprehensive, more informative, more, in a word, encyclopedic. Keeping the format popularized by the first edition, the new edition has been completely revised and updated. Divided into 13 sections and organized alphabetically within each section, the entries provide a clear and simple outline of the topics as well as precise and practical information. The book reviews applications, tools, and innovative concepts related to ergonomic research. Technical terms are defined (where possible) within entries as well as in a glossary. Students and professionals will find this format invaluable, whether they have ergonomics, engineering, computing, or psychology backgrounds. Experts and researchers will also find it an excellent source of information on areas beyond the range of their direct interests.

Safety and Health for Engineers

3 Mark S. Sanders and Ernest J. McCormick, Human Factors in Engineering and Design, 7th ed., McGraw-Hill, New York, 1993. ... MOHAMMAD, NURSYAZWI and JAINAL, GREANNA FRIVA Engineering Anthropometry and Workstation Design: Ergonomics in ...

Author: Roger L. Brauer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119219156

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 608

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Safety and Health for Engineers, 3rd Edition, addresses the fundamentals of safety, legal aspects, hazard recognition and control, and techniques for managing safety decisions, as well as: Completely revises and updates all 38 chapters in the book New edition adds more than 110 stories and cases from practice to illustrate various topics or issues New topics on adapting to new safety concerns that arise from technology innovations; convergence of safety, health and environmental departments in many organizations; the concept of prevention through design; and emphasis on safety management systems and risk management and analysis Includes learning exercises and computational examples based on real world situations along with in-depth references for each chapter Includes a detailed solutions manual for academic adopters Covers the primary topics included in certification exams for professional safety, such as CSP/ASP

Toward the Factory of the Future

Das (1984) has shown the manner by which engineering anthropometry can be used effectively for the workstation design of a drill press operation. In most of the research studies conducted in the past, the normal and maximum reach ...

Author: Hans-Jörg Bullinger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642825804

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 960

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The International Conference on Production Research has a good tradition: The fIrst Conference was held in Birmingham 1971 with 61 participants. With respect to the decision that the Conference should be held every second year, by this time the Conference has been held in the following countries: Birmingham (1971, UK), Copenhagen (1973, Denmark), Amhurst (1975, USA), Tokyo (1977, Japan), Amsterdam (1979, The Netherlands), Novi Sad (1981, Yugoslavia), Windsor (1983, Canada), Stuttgart (1985, Germany), and the next Conference will take place in Cincinnatti (1987, USA). The number of submitted abstracts and papers was continuously increas ing such that the Programme Committee of this actual 8th Conference on Production Research has been forced to introduce a further refereeing procedure. Each submitted abstract was presented to at least two referees. This resulted not only in a reduction of the number of presented full papers and poster contributions but, as the Programme Committee and the Editiors hope, it led also to a considerable increase in the scientifIc quality of this 8th International Conference on Production Research. The preceeding conference in Windsor, Canada, was dedicated to the topic: Production Research as a Means of Productivity Improvement. We don't believe that this statement has become untrue in the meanwhile.

Advances In Industrial Ergonomics VI

An industrial workstation design based on an ergonomics approach will ensure a match between worker capabilities and ... Determination and modelling of workspace for industrial workstation design : engineering anthropometry approach ...

Author: F Aghazadeh

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0748400850

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 803

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Topics Include: applications of engineering anthropometry, postural strain and discomfort, industrial injury prevention, manual materials handling, and ergonomics of rehabilitation and healthcare systems.

Concurrent Engineering

16.3 USE OF ANTHROPOMETRY IN WORKSTATION DESIGN Work performance becomes more efficient when body postures and movements are natural. A natural posture is a position of body in which the trunk, arms and/or legs are not involved with ...

Author: Hamid R. Parsaei

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461530626

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 497

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In the area of computer-integrated manufacturing, concurrent engineering is recognized as the manufacturing philosophy for the next decade.

Ergonomics in Manufacturing

An attempt is made in a workstation design to achieve an optimum compromise between the variable anthropometry of the ... ENGINEERING ANTHROPOMETR YING ENGINEERING ANTHROPOMETRY TO WORKST O WORKST O WORKST O WORKST O WORKSTATION DESIGN ...

Author: Waldemar Karwowski

Publisher: Society of Manufacturing Engineers

ISBN: 9780872634855

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 538

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Learn to organize and manage ergonomics efforts, and discover how to achieve profitable results using various corporations around the world as models for success. The foremost international experts from industry, government, and academia contribute their views. Includes a number of enlightening case studies and real-world examples supported by figures and tables that are essential to any effective ergonomics plan.

Contemporary Ergonomics 2004

While the identified 15 representative models are useful for examining tractor cab accommodation, the design ... References Das B. and Grady R.M. 1983, Industrial workplace layout and engineering anthropometry, In: Kvalseth TO, ed.

Author: Paul T. McCabe

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203494172

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 584

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The broad and developing scope of ergonomics has been illustrated over the past fifteen years by the books that make up the Contemporary Ergonomics series. Presenting the proceedings of the Ergonomics Society's annual conference, the series embraces the wide range of topics covered by ergonomics. Individual papers provide insight into current pract

Proceedings of Mechanical Engineering Research Day 2020

measurements of the workstation are determined. were a ABSTRACT – This paper evaluates workstation design based on ergonomics using Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA). The workstation was designed in SolidWorks software, then the RULA ...

Author: Mohd Fadzli Bin Abdollah

Publisher: Centre for Advanced Research on Energy

ISBN: 9789672454366

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 390

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This e-book is a compilation of 170 articles presented at the 7th Mechanical Engineering Research Day (MERD'20) - Kampus Teknologi UTeM (virtual), Melaka, Malaysia on 16 December 2020.

Occupational Safety and Hygiene V

Industrial workplace layout design: An application of engineering anthropometry. Ergonomics 26:433–44. EUROFOUND. 2012. Fifth European Working Conditions Survey. Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg. EUROSTAT. 2010.

Author: Pedro M. Arezes

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351675246

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 608

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Occupational Safety and Hygiene V contains selected contributions from the International Symposium on Occupational Safety and Hygiene (SHO 2017, 10-11 April 2017, Guimarães, Portugal). The contributions focus on a wide range of topics, including: - occupational safety - risk assessment - safety management - ergonomics - management systems - environmental ergonomics - physical environments - construction safety, and - human factors Occupational Safety and Hygiene V is mainly based on research carried out at universities and other research institutions, but also includes practical studies developed by OHS Practitioners within companies. Accordingly, this book will be a helpful text to get acquainted with the state-of-the-art in research in these domains, as well as with some practical tools and approaches that are currently used by OHS professionals worldwide.

Architecture and Interaction

Human Computer Interaction in Space and Place Nicholas S. Dalton, Holger Schnädelbach, Mikael Wiberg, Tasos Varoudis ... Grady RM (1983) Industrial workplace layout design an application of engineering anthropometry.

Author: Nicholas S. Dalton

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319300283

Category: Computers

Page: 343

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Ubiquitous computing has a vision of information and interaction being embedded in the world around us; this forms the basis of this book. Built environments are subjects of design and architects have seen digital elements incorporated into the fabric of buildings as a way of creating environments that meet the dynamic challenges of future habitation. Methods for prototyping interactive buildings are discussed and the theoretical overlaps between both domains are explored. Topics like the role of space and technology within the workplace as well as the role of embodiment in understanding how buildings and technology can influence action are discussed, as well as investigating the creation of place with new methodologies to investigate the occupation of buildings and how they can be used to understand spatial technologies. Architecture and Interaction is aimed at researchers and practitioners in the field of computing who want to gain a greater insight into the challenges of creating technologies in the built environment and those from the architectural and urban design disciplines who wish to incorporate digital information technologies in future buildings.

Human Centered Agriculture

Ergonomics and Human Factors Applied P. K. Nag, L. P. Gite. Source Chaffin et al. ... Anthropometry of Norwegian light industry and office workers. ... Industrial workplace layout design an application of engineering anthropometry.

Author: P. K. Nag

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811572692

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 409

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This book explores the interplay of farm mechanization, human factors and climatic and other environmental uncertainty in agriculture, using an ergonomics based approach to discuss solutions to the traditionally acknowledged vulnerability of the sector. It converges contemporary research documentation, case studies and international standards on agricultural ergonomics, engineering anthropometry, human factors, basic occupational health services, safety management, human performance and system sustainability to provide a handy reference to students and professionals working to optimize agricultural output while balancing the rational utilization of labour in agricultural practices and human well-being.


Consequently , the emphasis is given to the application of engineering anthropometry to design industrial workstation . However , the contributions made in the development of computer - aided workstation design are duly recognized .



ISBN: UCAL:B4421280

Category: Production engineering


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Advances In Industrial Ergonomics And Safety V

Behara, D.N., 1991, Determination and modelling of workspace for industrial workstation design: An engineering anthropometry approach, Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Industrial Engineering, Technical University of Nova Scotia, ...

Author: R Nielson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203221471

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 800

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Each year public awareness of the importance of ergonomics for improving people's working conditions and home environment increases, as the application of ergonomics brings more and more tangible benefits to society at large. The Annual International Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Conference held in Copenhagen, Denmark in June 1993, sponsored by the International Foundation for Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Research brought together more than 200 ergonomic professionals from North America, Europe and Asia to present over 120 research papers, in a quest to share their knowledge of new developments in design for people and improving safety at work.; This volume is a reference on the variety of problems that industrial and office workers face today, and moreover, offers solutions in the drive towards the safe workplace.

Lean Manufacturing Systems and Cell Design

These software programs generate as well as analyze human engineering, anthropometry, and physiological functions of a ... Traditionally, industrial engineers handled workstation design, layout, productivity, quality, and human-factor ...

Author: J. Temple Black

Publisher: Society of Manufacturing Engineers

ISBN: 9780872636477

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

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Readers will learn how to integrate quality and reliability control, machine tool maintenance, production and inventory control, and suppliers into the linked-cell system for one-piece parts movement within cells and small-lot movement between cells.

The Measure of Man and Woman

Special features of this revised edition include: Critical information on issues surrounding the digital workplace Measurements for ADA compliance A website featuring a demo version of ErgoForms An introduction by Stephen B. Wilcox, PhD In ...

Author: Alvin R. Tilley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471099550

Category: Architecture

Page: 104

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Human factors research impacts everything from the height of kitchen counters to the placement of automobile pedals to a book's type size. And in this updated and expanded version of the original landmark work, you'll find the research information necessary to create designs that better accommodate human need. Featuring more than 200 anthropometric drawings, this handbook is filled with all of the essential measurements of the human body and its relationship to the designed environment. You'll also discover guidelines for designing for children and the elderly, for the digital workplace, and for ADA compliance. Measurements are in both English and metric units.

Advances in Occupational Ergonomics and Safety

[ 2 ] D.N. Behara , Determination and Modelling of Workspace for Industrial Workstation Design : An Engineering Anthropometry Approach , Ph.D. dissertation , Department of Industrial Engineering , Technical University of Nova Scotia ...

Author: Shrawan Kumar

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9051993935

Category: Science

Page: 847

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Ergonomics touches every man, woman and child each day of their lives whether they recognise it or not. Ergonomics (or lack of it) plays a more significant role in the lives of about two-thirds of the world s population over 10 years of age who work for one-third of their lives to make a living. There are 120 million occupational accidents and injuries and 200,000 fatalities each year according to WHO 95. Occupational accidents, injuries and fatalities are undesired events. The occupational activities are planned and designed, and executed with a purpose under supervision but accidents are not. Hence it stands to reason that better planning, design and execution will help to reduce these undesirable outcomes. One must also recognise that under global scheme of biological evolution, the human beings were not designed to endure a life long exposure to artificial activities repetitively. Thus occupational health problems are inevitable if we do not return to nature for our sustenance. As a society, we have chosen to live and work as we do. In fact, there is a far rapid evolution (mutation and speciation) of occupations than of any biological organism. This places us in a situation where better planning, design and execution of our occupational activities have become absolute necessity. However, since ergonomics is a modifier and not a causal factor, its significance does not become immediately apparent to us. Perhaps it is for this reason that even in developed world occupational health services are available to between 20% to 50% of the work force and less than 10% of the workforce in the developing countries. Occupational health services are remedial approaches. The rational wisdom of the human race should strive to get proactive control of undesirable outcomes through ergonomics. Unfortunately, it is sadly lacking even today. On an optimistic note one can observe that its presence and application is slowly increasing.

Introduction to Human Factors

Biomechanical aspects of workplace design. ... Working Postures and Movements: Tools for Evaluation and Engineering. ... This book gives a good resource on anthropometry, especially for seating and workstation design.

Author: Nancy J. Stone

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781498783811

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 404

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This is a comprehensive, but accessible text that introduces students to the fields of human factors and ergonomics. The book is intended for undergraduate students, written from the psychological science perspective along with various pedagogical components that will enhance student comprehension and learning. This book is ideal for those introductory courses that wish to introduce students to the multifaceted areas of human factors and ergonomics along with practical knowledge the students can apply in their own lives.

Work Study and Ergonomics

... Assessment Tool (REBA) Office Ergonomics 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 Introduction Issues in Workstation Design Seat Design Engineering Anthropometry and Workspace Design A Case Study: An Investigation on Passenger Seat Design (Lower ...

Author: Lakhwinder Pal Singh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316675441

Category: Technology & Engineering


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This book covers the fundamental concepts of work study and ergonomics in a single volume. It discusses the theories of human physiology and cognitive sciences, and evaluates the application of these theories to design a work environment that optimizes work potential and reduces threats of work-related disorders. It provides strategies to design effective work processes and a congenial work environment in order to enhance human well-being and efficiency. The book also explains the ergonomic tools and techniques including biomechanics, work posture assessment tools, anthropometry and work physiology. Using live examples from the industry, the author discusses the principles of work study including string diagram, method study, work sampling and man-machine system. The book demonstrates why it is important to 'fit the job to the man' rather than continuing with conventional practices that 'fit the man to the job'.