Ergonomic Solutions for the Process Industries
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Ergonomic Solutions for the Process Industries by Dennis A. Attwood
Book DescriptionWork-related injuries, such as back injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome, are the most prevalent, most expensive, and most preventable workplace injuries, accounting for more than 647,000 lost days of work annually (according to OSHA estimates). Such injuries, and many others, can be prevented in your facility by establishing an ergonomic design. This book shows you how to apply simple Ergonomic tools and procedures in your plant. Challenging worldwide regulations are forcing some companies to spend thousands of dollars per affected employee in order to comply. This book shows you how to comply with these regulations at a fraction of the cost, in the most timely, efficient method possible. It helps you: learn how to use the Human Factors/Ergonomics tools in process industries; identify and prioritize Ergonomic issues, develop interventions, and measure their effects; and apply Ergonomics to the design of new facilities.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750677042
(229mm x 152mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Gulf Publishing
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publish Date: 24-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Dennis A. Attwood
Dennis Attwood has over 34 years of experience as a specialist in Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics. He joined Risk, Reliability, Safety (RRS) Engineering USA in 2003 after 21 years with ExxonMobil Corporation as a Human Factors Specialist. Dennis has authored over 100 publications in the field, and holds a Bachelor's of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering and a Masters and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering. Joseph M. Deeb has over twenty years of experience in both University teaching and research and in applying Human Factors and Ergonomics to a wide range of industry businesses. Since joining ExxonMobil company,over 11years ago, Joe has provided Human Factors and Ergonomics global support for its operations. Joe has authored a number of external publications, both in refereed journals and conference proceedings, and internal reports. Mary Danz-Reece, a certified professional ergonomist, currently heads the business planning section at ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences, Inc. and has previously headed the Human Factors and Chemicals Toxicology Sections. Since joining ExxonMobil in 1991, Mary has provided human factors expertise to ExxonMobil operations including on-and offshore production, refining, chemical manufacturing, fuels marketing and mining operations. Mary has been recognized for outstanding contributions to the field of ergonomics by the Ergonomics division of the Institute of Industrial Engineers.
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