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Ergonomic aspects of biomechanics.

Authors
Tichauer-ER
Source
The industrial environment - its evaluation and control, 3rd edition. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 74-117, 1973 Jan; :431-492
NIOSHTIC No.
00074564
Abstract
The major topics of this chapter on ergonomic aspects of biomechanics are the anatomy of function, anthropometry, work tolerance, hand tools, manual materials handling and lifting, and measurement and evaluation in biomechanics. The basic lever systems of the body and kinetic chains are described. Industrial seating and the physical dimensions of the workplace are described to give optim worker comfort and work output. Prevention of mechanotactic stress can be achieved by correct posture, limiting man equipment interface problems and effective kinesiology. Hand tools should be selected considering their biomechanical design. The physics and mechanics of lifting, and the measurement of work by various means are discussed.
Keywords
Human-factors-engineering; Ergonomics; Industrial-health; Environment; Physiological-responses; Measurement-methods; Productivity; Physiological-stress; Safety-engineering
Publication Date
19730101
Document Type
Chapter
Fiscal Year
1973
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Contract-099-71-0045
Source Name
The industrial environment - its evaluation and control, 3rd edition
State
OH
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