|Preface to the second edition||xii|
|Ergonomics and its areas of application in the work system||10|
|A brief history of ergonomics||11|
|Attempts to 'humanise' work||19|
|Effectiveness and cost effectiveness||26|
|Future directions for ergonomics||31|
|2Anatomy, posture and body mechanics||33|
|Some basic body mechanics||34|
|Anatomy of the spine and pelvis related to posture||36|
|Postural stability and postural adaptation||42|
|Risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace||48|
|Behavioural aspects of posture||53|
|Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness||55|
|3Anthropometric principles in workspace and equipment design||58|
|Designing for a population of users||58|
|Sources of human variability||58|
|Anthropometry and its uses in ergonomics||60|
|Principles of applied anthropometry in ergonomics||69|
|Application of anthropometry in design||76|
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Book title: Introduction to Ergonomics.
Contributors: R. S. Bridger - Author.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 2003.
Page number: vii.
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