Safety or comfort? Can you truly have one without the other? Is it feasible to have both? Although by no means the only factor, a deep understanding of biomechanics plays a leading role in the design of work and workplaces that are both pain and injury free. Standing firmly on the foundation built by the previous edition, the second edition of Biomechanics in Ergonomics establishes an understanding of gross biomechanical loads on the human system at the tissue level and then brings that understanding through to the whole body level. Applications for the Real World Produced under the aegis of editor Shrawan Kumar with contributors who are leading scholars in the field, the book contains unique chapters such as Exposure Assessment Tools and Techniques and Cumulative Load and Models. Also included is a chapter on hand tools, which have a real application to the field of ergonomics.
New and significantly revamped chapters: Theories of occupational musculoskeletal injury causation Anthropometry and Biomechanics - Anthropometrics Mechanical Exposure Assessment in the Design of Work Determinant of Muscle Strength Biomechanics of Gloves The ACGIH TLV(R) for Hand Activity Level Whiplash Injuries - In Vitro Studies Whiplash Injuries - In Vivo Studies Models in Manual Materials Handling Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation Whole Body Vibration Cumulative Load and Models Create Safety Through Better Workplace Design The book dives deep into the biomechanics of the connective tissues before thoroughly covering upper and lower extremities, shoulder and neck, low back, and whole body mechanics. With chapters selected and designed to provide extensive coverage of ergonomically relevant biomechanics, this volume supplies an integrated understanding of the inseparable relationship between ergonomics and biomechanics that can be translated into better safety design and better workplaces.
General Theories of Occupational Musculoskeletal Injury Causation, S. Kumar Anthropometry and Biomechanics: Anthromechanics, K.H.E. Kroemer Mechanical Exposure Assessment in the Design of Work, W.P. Neumann and R. Wells Tissue Biomechanics Tissue Mechanics of Ligaments and Tendons, S.L-Y. Woo, T.D. Nguyen, N. Papas, and R. Liang Ligament Sprains and Healing, R.S. Boorman, N.G. Shrive, L.L. Marchuk, and C.B. Frank Bone Biomechanics and Fractures, S. Judex, G. Olender, W.C. Whiting, and R. Zernicke Determinants of Muscle Strength, W. Herzog Upper Extremity Functional Anatomy of the Upper Limb (Extremity), A.H. Walji Hand Grasping, Finger Pinching, and Squeezing, S.N. Imrhan Hand tools, A. Mital, A. Subramanian, and A. Pennathur Biomechanics of Gloves, R.R. Bishu, V. Gnaneswaran, and D. Liu Work and Activity-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Upper Extremity, R. Wells and P. Keir ACGIH TLV for Hand Activity Level, T.J. Armstrong Biomechanical Models of the Hand, Wrist, and Elbow in Ergonomics, R.E. Hughes and K.-N. An Shoulder and Neck Biomechanical Modeling of the Shoulder Anatomy, K. Gielo-Perczak and J. Rasmussen Whiplash Injuries: In Vitro Studies, N. Yoganandan, B.D. Stemper, F.A. Pintar, and R.D. Rao Whiplash Injuries: In Vivo Studies, R. Ferrari Low Back Low Back Disorders, E.R. Vieira Models in Manual Materials Handling, J.C. Woldstad, M.M. Ayoub, and J.L. Smith Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation, T.R. Waters Whole Body Biomechanics Whole Body Vibration, J. Village and J.Morrison Cumulative Load and Models, S. Kumar Posture, S. Konz Biomechanics in Work Seating Design, J. Eklund Biomechanics During Ladder and Stair Climbing and Walking on Ramps and Other Irregular Surfaces, A.S. Merryweather and D.S. Bloswick Slips, Trips, and Falls, R. Gronqvist Index