Occupational Biomechanics

Don B. Chaffin

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Synopsis: Praise for previous editions of Occupational Biomechanics

"This book is a valuable resource for any advanced ergonomistinterested in physical ergonomics . . . provides valuable researchinformation."
-Ergonomics in Design

"[This book] represents a distillation of the authors' combinedyears of experience in applying biomechanicsin various industriesand work situations . . . I recommend this book to anyone,regardless of discipline, who is interested in understanding themany biomechanical factors which must be considered when trying toeffectthe prevention and reduction of musculoskeletal injuries inthe workplace."
-Journal of Biomechanics

"Impressive descriptions of biomechanical concepts and worksiteconsiderations . . . based not only on mechanical and mathematicalprinciples, but on solid anatomical and physiologic constructs . .. a very valuablereference source."
-Research Communications in Chemical Pathology andPharmacology

THE DEFINITIVE TEXT ON DESIGNING FOR THE DEMANDS OF TODAY'SWORKPLACE

With critical applications in manufacturing, transportation,defense, security, environmental safety and occupational health,and other industries, the field of occupational biomechanics ismore central to industrial design than ever before.

This latest edition of the popular and widely adopted OccupationalBiomechanics provides the foundations and tools to assemble andevaluate biomechanical processes as they apply to today's changingindustries, with emphasis on improving overall work efficiency andpreventing work-related injuries. The book expertly weavesengineering and medical information from diverse sources andprovides a coherent treatment of the biomechanical principlesunderlying the well-designed and ergonomically soundworkplace.

NEW TO THIS THOROUGHLY REVISED AND UPDATED FOURTH EDITION:
* 150 new references and many new illustrations
* Major changes within each chapter that reflect recent andsignificant findings
* Recent research in musculoskeletal disorders
* New measurement techniques for biomechanical parameters andnumerous international initiatives on the subject

Presented in an easy-to-understand manner and supported by over 200illustrations and numerous examples, Occupational Biomechanics,Fourth Edition remains the premier one-stop reference for studentsand professionals in the areas of industrial engineering, productand process design, medicine, and occupational health and safety.

From the Publisher: Reflecting the authors' more than 35 years of combined experience in applying biomechanics in various industries, it presents a comprehensive and accessible examination of the widely scattered literature in this field. As such it explores the biomechanical principles both in the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders in industry and working conditions and worker performance in general. This Second Edition reflects the tremendous amount of rapidly emerging knowledge that has taken place since the publication of the earlier volume with a balance struck between introducing new findings and keeping it simple and of a reasonable size.

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Title: Occupational Biomechanics
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
Publication Date: 2006
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Good
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