Ergonomics, Work and Health
Macmillan International Higher Education, Oct 31, 1991 - Engineering design - 358 pages
This book introduces the main elements of ergonomics to the medical professions. Written by a well-known ergonomist, it explains how improvements to working (and resting) conditions and design can help both professionals and patients. Such an understanding is essential when dealing with the pains and strains all too frequently encountered by GPs, physiotherapists, OTs, osteopaths, chiropractors and occupational physicians.
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Ergonomics and Design
Static and Dynamic Work
Muscle Pain and Dysfunction
Workrelated Risk Factors
The Australian Epidemic
Some Other Conditions
The Ergonomics of Seating
The Office Desk
Hand Function and Tool Design
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