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Introduction to Ergonomics, Third Edition [Hardcover]

Robert Bridger
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20 Aug 2008 0849373069 978-0849373060 3rd Edition

The past decade has seen the development and testing of an increasingly large set of ergonomics tools. With new sections in every chapter, the third edition of Introduction to Ergonomics describes a representative selection of tools and demonstrates how to apply them in practice. In fully researched, stand alone sections with worked examples, the book provides useful, practical skills for dealing with real-world ergonomic problems. The author’s approach is based on a professional model in which specialized skills are backed-up by a good general knowledge of ergonomics. This approach is in accordance with International Ergonomics Association guidelines.

See what’s new in the Third Edition:

  • Ergonomics Workshop sections in each chapter with worked examples and advice for using problem solving tools
  • Guidance for the design of questionnaires, rating scales, and the conduct of surveys applicable across all areas of ergonomics
  • Task analysis examples together with a wide variety of ergonomics checklists and design guidelines
  • Increased coverage of the role of stress and psychological well-being on the health of workers and on systems safety
  • New material for course lectures, examinations, and projects – over 200 essays and exercises
  • Glossary of technical terms
  • New evidence for the cost-effectiveness of ergonomics in practice
  • Advice for further study
  • Updated Instructor’s Manual

The book’s built-in flexibility allows it to be used in a variety of ways. Reading the main text supplies a general overview of ergonomics in action. Delving deeper, the Ergonomics Workshop sections include tutorials and exercises that provide a basic toolkit for carrying out risk assessments and for solving real-world problems. This multi-level organization allows those studying human factors, psychology, industrial engineering, and occupational ergonomics to get both general knowledge and specialized information. The self-contained chapters are also accessible to non-ergonomics professionals who need to know more about the subject.

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  • Hardcover: 808 pages
  • Publisher: CRC Press; 3rd Edition edition (20 Aug 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0849373069
  • ISBN-13: 978-0849373060
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 15.7 x 4.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 456,998 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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superbly written and unique historical treatise of how the human factors/ergonomics discipline came to be and how it has progressed over the past century. … a treasure trove of history, mainstay principles, practical examples, and thought-provoking applications for HF/E. This book is an absolute must for professors teaching ergonomics and human engineering at any level. It is replete with concrete examples that make for good didactic lecture material that can incite students to think proactively in implementing design decisions - not only data-based but rooted in workplace practicality. … I highly recommend that all HF/E practitioners, as well as professors in the field, consider this book as a superb guidance source.

— Gerald P. Krueger, ERGONOMICS IN DESIGN, Fall 2010

… a well-known textbook of basic ergonomics now in its third edition. It has a practical, down-to-earth approach to the subject. This new edition has sought to enhance practicability by including an 'ergonomics workshop' in each chapter which gives worked examples and identifies tools or 'instruments' to do specific ergonomic jobs … Rating, four stars (Buy, read, and keep)

—Andy Slovak, Occupational Medicine, February 2011

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5.0 out of 5 stars Ergonomics bible 1 Feb 2010
This is the second book I have bought by Dr Bridger and, yet again, I am immensely impressed with it. It is fully 50% longer than the 2nd edition, so is a very comprehensive reference text. As a professional ergonomist myself, I have come to rely on this book as my `ergonomics bible' as it contains everything any aspiring ergonomist needs to know. It is also packed with useful practical exercises that help the reader consolidate what they have learned in the previous chapter. It is also ideal for the experienced ergonomist - an easily digestible text that's an invaluable asset to anyone's bookshelf. Highly highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Grounding 19 Jan 2013
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This book is first class, it is well made especially the spine, and the paper is high quality which is a good job as it is likely to sit on your desk or bookshelf and be referenced frequently.

The coverage is comprehensive and the introductory level was detailed enough without being too deep. With a good index and headers for each chapter that prove their worth as you start to use it for reference. The Glossary and Reference sections are further pluses, the reference section can be used as a springboard to discover more detail on a topic once introduced to it.

Also containing tabular data, examples of tools and workshops showing how to use them. An "Essay and Exercises" section is included at the end of each chapter (Solutions and further information for the exercises are in a separate book). These sections are a useful preamble for those taking related studies. Overall it is a very good introduction and will help lay the foundations for further and more detailed study.
I have on being introduced to a new topic, tool or facet of Ergonomics returned to this book for an initial explanation before further study.

The only quibble is that the whole book is printed without the use of colour which in some chapters could improve it further.

Not many introductions achieve the balance of depth and comprehensive coverage that this one does.
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Students of design engineering and design students (especially product design and automotive design) ought to have this book on their shelves. It details the main areas of concern for incorporating human factors into design. Some of the information is immediately useful as reference material to check design work (interfaces and control, for example) while other parts are a handy guide as to where an ergonomics professional should be called in to help. I can't stress enough how useful this book would be to automotive design students who have a clear tendency to strongly over-emphasise form at the expense of function. A good designer can strike a balance and this book would be a good tool to help finding that balance. It's clear, well written and easy to navigate.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Beginner student review 17 Dec 2010
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I bought this book because it is a required textbook for an online course I am doing.
I don't know if I've suddenly become a geek but, there are times I cannot put it down!
All the major topics are covered, albeit without too much depth - it is an introduction after all.
There are some paragraphs that are quite technical and could have been written a bit more simply.
However, all in all, this book covers all you could possibly imagine in ergonomics and will
give you a good grounding in the subject.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ergo 16 Nov 2011
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This is a great book and a must read! I used this book for my masters degree (Environmental Health and Safety). The book has great examples and it's easy to understand. I recommend this book to anyone in the safety field!
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