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Document ID (ISN)68401
CIS number 97-325
ISBN(s) 0-7484-0326-4
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Pheasant S.
Title Bodyspace - Anthropometry, ergonomics and the design of work
Bibliographic information Taylor & Francis Ltd., Rankine Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG24 8PR, United Kingdom, 2nd ed., 1996. xi, 244p. Illus. 340 ref. Index. Price: GBP 24.50.
Abstract Contents of this manual: introduction to ergonomics, anthropometry, human proportion and design; principles and practice of anthropometry; workspace design in relation to reach, clearance and posture; sitting posture and seat design; anthropometry of the hand, handle design, and biomechanics of tool design; ergonomics in the office (design of desks and chairs, visual demands of screen-based work, keyboard use); ergonomics in the home; health and safety at work (human factors in industrial safety, ergonomic injuries, back injuries, lifting and handling, upper limb disorders); anthropometry characteristics of different populations; tables of anthropometry data.
Descriptors (primary) workplace design; design of equipment; anthropometry; ergonomics
Descriptors (secondary) occupational accidents; upper extremity disorders; work posture; sitting posture; visual display terminals; reach distance; keyboard operations; office equipment; seats; tool handles; manuals; hand; back disorders; human failure; sex-linked differences; body mechanics; repetitive strain injury; manual lifting
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Anthropometry