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T. M. Fraser

Ergonomics, also known as human factors engineering and human engineering, is the science and practice concerned with human behavior at work. In application, the aim of ergonomics is to define and design the work and workplace to optimize productivity, while maintaining and/or improving worker health, safety, and comfort. Industrial ergonomics is the application of the principles and practice of ergonomics to the definition, organization, and solution of problems involving the interaction between the worker and his or her work in the workplace. The book's two major sections deal with the role of ergonomics in human use, and with the role of ergonomics in human function. In addition, two further sections examine the role of ergonomics in work in general, and the role of ergonomics in job matching and disability management in industry. While this book is oriented to the needs of industrial ergonomists in training and in practice, it is also intended for the student and practitioner in industrial engineering, kinesiology, human resources, occupational hygiene, and occupational safety, as well plant managers and supervisors in the field.

ISBN 0-921332-46-7
Paperback, 200 pages approx
Published in 1996.
$29.50 (Cdn), $24.95 (US)

T.M. Fraser, MD, MSc, PEng, FACPM, is Professor Emeritus and Past Chairman of the Department of Systems Design Engineering and Founder/Director of the Center for Occupational Health and Safety, University of Waterloo.

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