Recommended Texts & Resources

Listed below are some excellent printed references relating to ergonomics. Each text and resource has been categorized according to its primary ergonomics topic area.



Anthropometric Methods: Designing to Fit the Human Body
by John A. Roebuck Jr. Available at
Introductory reference emphasizing methods used in anthropometry. Topics include anthropometric survey planning and analysis, human modeling, and more. Also included is a visual index of measurements and titles, and an extensive list of references as well as 57 illustrations.

Anthropometric Sourcebook
(1978). NASA Reference Publication No. 1024, Houston TX: NASA (NTIS, Springfield, VA 22161, Order No. 79 11 734).

Bodyspace: Anthropometry, Ergonomics, and The Design of Work
Pheasant, Stephen, 2nd Edition (1996) 260 pp., ISBN: 0-7484-0067-2.
This edition has been revised to bring fresh insights into the principles and practice of anthropometrics, workspace design, sitting and seating, hands and handles, ergonomics in the office, ergonomics in the home, and health and safety at work. The book's tables of anthropometric data focus on human diversity, ethnic differences, growth and development, secular trends, social class and occupation, and ageing.
CRC Press, 2000 NW Corporate Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33431

(1981). The MIT Press. Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142.

International Data on Anthropometry
(1990). Jurgens, H.W., Aune, I.A., and Pieper, U., Occupational Safety and Health Series No. 65. Federal Institute for Occupational safety and Health, Dortmund, Federal Republic of Germany.


Biomechanics in Ergonomics, Second Edition
Kumar, Shrawan, 2007,1247 pp., 978-0-8493-7908-6
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.

Fundamentals of Biomechanics
(2013). Ronald L. Huston, CRC Press, 470 Pages, ISBN 9781466510371 - CAT# K14776
Fundamentals of Biomechanics provides an accessible, basic understanding of the principles of biomechanics analyses. Following a brief introductory chapter, the book reviews gross human anatomy and basic terminology currently in use. It describes methods of analysis from elementary mathematics to elementary mechanics and goes on to fundamental concepts of the mechanics of materials.

Controls and Displays

Department of Defense Design Criteria Standard - Human Engineering
MIL-STD-1472E (October, 1996). Dept. Of the Navy, 700 Robbins Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19111-5094.

Designing Displays for Older Adults
Pak, Richard, 2010, 225 pp., 978-1-4398-0139-0
This is a primer on age-related changes in cognition, perception, and behavior organized into meaningful principles that improve understanding.

Display and Interface Design: Subtle Science, Exact Art
Bennett, Kevin B., 2011, 613 pp., 978-1-4200-6438-4
Drawn from more than 60 years of combined experience studying, implementing, and teaching about performance in human-technology systems, this book provides a theoretically-based yet practical guide for ecological display and interface design.

Handbook of Control Room Design and Ergonomics: A Perspective for the Future, Second Edition
Ivergard, Toni, 2008, 529 pp., 978-1-4200-6429-2
The handbook addresses developments in the concept of "Control Rooms". It includes modern approaches that emphasize the role of people in learning for self-development and in shaping their work environments.

Human Factors of Visual and Cognitive Performance in Driving
Castro, Candida, 2008, 450 pp., 978-1-4200-5530-6
This detailed resource discusses road and markings design, new technologies, signage, distraction, safety, situation awareness, workload, driving experience, fatigue, and driving interventions with the goal of improving driving behavior and preventing accidents.

Writing and Designing Manuals and Warnings, Fourth Edition
Robinson, Patricia A., 2009, 585 pp.,978-1-4200-6984-6
This how-to book covers every aspect of developing state-of-the-art product manuals and safety warnings.


Electromyography in Ergonomics
Kumar, Shrawan and Mital, A, (1996) 312 pp. ISBN 0-7484-0130-X.
Electromyography (EMG) is the study of muscle behavior via electronic means, and is thus a technique fundamental to ergonomics, physiology and biomechanics. This text describes the principles of EMG and its application domains, focusing on anatomy, biology, muscle characteristics, physics, mechanics, EMG signal, noise/artifacts/errors, equipment/devices/techniques, interpretation and computerized data acquisition, and analysis. The book provides a theoretical base, a strategic framework and user experiences.
CRC Press, 2000 NW Corporate Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33431

Muscle Biofeedback at the Computer
Peper and Gibney present to the reader a systems perspective for maintaining health while working at the computer. This comprehensive text provides clinicians or the computer user with step-by-step instructions for implementing proven strategies to promote healthy computing. It is based upon using muscle feedback (surface electromyography) with the eight components for healthy computing. The book details the "nuts and bolts" of how to do it! It teaches how to use muscle feedback and outlines in detail a seven session group training program to become an effective coach. It gives guidelines and techniques to apply muscle feedback for awareness, assessment, training and coaching fellow employees.

Ergonomics Programs

Assessing Your Ergonomics Program
Auburn Engineers, 123 N. College Street, Suite 100, Auburn, AL 36831-3038.

Elements of Ergonomics Programs
NIOSH, (1997), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Publications Dissemination, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1998.

Participatory Ergonomics
Noro, K., and Imada, A. (eds.), (1991). Taylor & Francis, Inc., 1900 Frost Road, Bristol, PA 19007.

General Ergonomics

The Advanced Ergonomics Manual
Selan, J.L. (ed.), Advanced Ergonomics Inc., 5550 LBJ Freeway, Suite 350, Dallas, TX 75240

Biomechanics of the Upper Limbs: Mechanics, Modeling, and Musculoskeletal Injuries
Freivalds, Andris, (2004) 624 pp., ISBN 0-7484-0926-2.
This book is an engineering oriented book focusing on upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders, as opposed to the more general introductions to cumulative trauma disorders and medical management related books. It covers musculoskeletal components of the upper extremities, their models, and the measurement and prediction of injury potential. Students and professionals will find it provides an excellent basic grounding in the subject.
CRC Press, 2000 NW Corporate Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33431

Cumulative Trauma Disorder in the Workplace-Bibliography.
NIOSH 9/95. Publication # 95-119

Engineering Physiology: Bases of Human Factors/Ergonomics, 3rd Edition
K. H. E. Kroemer, H. J. Kroemer, K. E. Kroemer-Elbert, 1997, 9780471287989
This practical guide shows how the body monitors itself, how it reacts to workloads and environmental stresses such as heat or cold, humidity, and wind.

Ergonomic Design for People at Work Volumes 1 and 2
Eastman Kodak Company, (1986). Lifetime Learning Publications, Ten Davis Drive, Belmont, CA 94002.

Ergonomics and Psychology: Developments in Theory and Practice
Chebykin, Olexiy Ya, 2008, 571 pp., 978-1-4200-6700-2
The book describes the basic ideas that underpin the most successfully applied approaches in ergonomics, psychology, training, education, and more.

Ergonomics for Beginners: A Quick Reference Guide, Third Edition
Dul, Jan, 2008, 216 pp., 978-1-4200-7751-3
Provides a useful quick reference and valuable tool for novices and experienced professionals alike, the book examines how to improve performance and reduce the undesirable effects and unintended consequences of many human interactions with technology and the work environment.

Ergonomics for Rehabilitation Professionals
Kumar, Shrawan, 2009, 500 pp., 978-0-8493-8146-1
It covers anthropometry and its impact on human biomechanics, allowing readers to grasp complex concepts, visualize what forces are acting where, and understand the consequence of this force.

Ergonomics: Foundational Principles, Applications, and Technologies
Pamela McCauley-Bush, 2011,- 356 Pages
Discusses scientific principles, research, applications, and emerging trends in technology.

The Ergonomics Kit for General Industry with Training Disc
MacLeod, Dan, (1998) 288 pp. ISBN 1-5667-0332-8
Provides the essentials of ergonomics available to professionals in manufacturing and service fields. This program provides a comprehensive program to prevent and curtail ergonomic risk in workplace environments.
CRC Press, 2000 NW Corporate Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33431

Ergonomics Laboratory Exercises
Gallwey, Timothy Joseph, 2008, 281 pp., 978-1-4200-6736-1
The book contains nearly three dozen exercises covering workplace environment, work analysis, information processing, physiological issues, and systems evaluations.

Evaluation of Human Work, Fourth Edition
John R. Wilson, Sarah Sharples, 2015, 1031 Pages
More than a cookbook of ergonomics methods, the book encourages students to think about which methods they should apply, when, and why. Now in its fourth edition, the editors have again brought together a team of world-renowned experts and created a forum for them to discuss and debate their most valued approaches.

Fitting the Human: Introduction to Ergonomics, Sixth Edition
Kroemer, Karl H.E., 2008, 522 pp., 978-1-4200-5539-9
Maintains the straightforward, lucid presentation of the previous editions, while updating the material to include coverage of work climate (both physical and psychosocial), material handling, electronic keyboards, and offices (at home and at the company.)

Fitting the Task to the Human: A Textbook of Occupational Ergonomics, Fifth Edition
Kroemer, Karl H.E and Grandjean, E., (1997) 352 pp., ISBN 0-7484-0664-6.
In this latest edition, the author has revised and updated the text and data while remaining true to the spirit of Professor Etienne Grandjean's earlier editions. The aim is, as before, to impart basic knowledge of occupational ergonomics in a straightforward and lucid fashion to those responsible for the design, management and safety of people in the workplace, and to those who study it.
CRC Press, 2000 NW Corporate Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33431

Handbook of Aviation Human Factors, Second Edition
Wise, John A., 2009, 1362 pp., 978-0-8058-5906-5
The handbook also explores the history of aviation human factors, current R&D focus, basic research issues, organizational factors, personnel selection, ATC and ATM relevant issues, weather systems, team and individual performance, fatigue, situation awareness, training, and forensics.

Handbook of Driving Simulation for Engineering, Medicine, and Psychology
Fisher, Donald L., 2011, 1993 pp., 978-1-4200-6100-0
A how-to-do-it resource for researchers and professionals brings together discussions of technical issues in driving simulation with broad areas in which driving simulation is now playing a role.

Handbook of Human Factors, 2nd edition
Salvendy, G. (ed.), (1997). John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 605 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10158-0012.
2136 page handbook contains articles from over 100 international experts.

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics Methods
Stanton, Neville; Hedge, Alan; Brookhuis, Karel; Salas, Eduardo; and Hendrick, Hal W., (2004) 768 pp. ISBN 0-4152-8700-6.
This book delivers an authoritative and practical account of methods that incorporate human capabilities and limitations, environmental factors, human-machine interaction, and other factors into system design. The Handbook describes 83 methods in a standardized format, promoting the use of methods that may have formerly been unfamiliar to designers. Six sections comprise the Handbook, each representing a specialized field of ergonomics with a representative selection of associated methods. The sections highlight facets of human factors and ergonomics in systems analysis, design, and evaluation. Sections I through III address individuals and their interactions with the world. Section IV explores social groupings and their interactions (team methods), and Section V examines the effect of the environment on workers. The final section provides an overview of work systems-macro ergonomics methods. The layout of each chapter is standardized for ease-of-use, so you can quickly locate relevant information about each method. Content descriptions are brief, and references are made to other texts, papers, and case studies. Standard descriptions of methods encourage browsing through several potential methods before tackling a problem.
CRC Press, 2000 NW Corporate Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33431

Handbook of Virtual Environments: Design, Implementation, and Applications, Second Edition
Kelly S. Hale, Kay M. Stanney, 2014, 1458 Pages, 9781466511842
Discusses navigational issues, such as becoming lost within a virtual world, and provides insights into structured approaches to content design.

Human Factors for the Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Mining Equipment
Horberry, Tim John, 2010, 285 pp., 978-1-4398-0231-1
The book describes human factors principles applied to mining equipment from a multidisciplinary perspective and combines it into one volume.

Human Factors in Simulation and Training
Hancock, Peter A., 2008, 898 pp., 978-1-4200-7283-9
The book addresses numerous issues and concepts pertaining to human factors in simulation and training, making this volume an important addition to the bookshelf of any human factors professional.

Human Factors Methods and Sports Science: A Practical Guide
Salmon, Paul, 2009, 495 pp., 978-1-4200-7216-7
Provides practical guidance on a range of methods for describing, representing, and evaluating human, team, and system performance in sports domains.

Human Factors Methods for Design: Making Systems Human-Centered
Nemeth, Christopher P., (2004) 416 pp., ISBN 0-4152-9798-2.
There is no shortage of available human factors information, but until now there was no single guide on how to use this information. This book is an in-depth field guide to solving human factors challenges in the development process. It provides design and human factors professionals, systems engineers, and research and development managers with the orientation, process, and methods to perform human-centered research. The book delivers an overview of human factors and the application of research to product and service development. It enables the reader to define a design opportunity, develop product goals, and establish criteria to meet those goals. The text offers a road map for collecting and analyzing human performance information, applying that information to the creation of solutions, and using the information to evaluate potential solutions.
CRC Press, 2000 NW Corporate Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33431

The Industrial and Occupational Ergonomics Users' Encyclopedia
Published by The International Journal of Industrial Engineers on a single CD-ROM. Intended for practicing ergonomists and health professionals. Contact: Dr. Anil Mital (513) 556-2652 or e-mail

International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors, Second Edition
Karwowski, Walemar, (June 2005) 2,000 est pp. ISBN 0-4153-0430-X.
A truly comprehensive reference guide to the professional world of ergonomics. Organized alphabetically by topic, this easy-to-use, simply-formatted text provides a unified source of reliable, accessible information from the many realms of science and technology contributing to our knowledge of design for human use. It includes human characteristics, performance-related factors, display and control design, work design and organization, health and safety, social and economic issues, and a large reference of methods and techniques. It also reviews applications and tools, as well as many innovative concepts related to ergonomic research.

Introduction to Ergonomics, Third Edition
Bridger, R.S., 2008, 998 pp., 978-0-8493-7306-0
Reading the main text supplies a general overview of ergonomics in action. Delving deeper, the Ergonomics Workshop sections include tutorials and exercises that provide a basic toolkit for carrying out risk assessments and for solving real-world problems.

Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics for Engineers, Second Edition
Mark R. Lehto, Steven J. Landry, 2012, 794 Pages
It addresses the topics of human factors, work measurement and methods improvement, and product design an approachable style.

Kodak's Ergonomic Design for People at Work, 2nd Edition
The Eastman Kodak Company, 2003, 9780471418633
This newly updated, single-volume edition of the most respected and widely used guidelines to ergonomics in the workplace, Kodak's Ergonomic Design for People at Work, offers a concise and straightforward presentation of information, data, and how-to guidelines for implementing solutions to human factors and ergonomics problems in industries worldwide.

Maintaining Safe Mobility in an Aging Society
Eby, David W, 2008, 430 pp., 978-1-4200-6453-7
This book addresses the complexities surrounding the booming number of aging drivers and practical solutions for sustaining safe transportation for this growing group.

Manual Lifting: A Guide to the Study of Simple and Complex Lifting Tasks
2012, 256 Pages, 9781439856635
This practical guide discusses how to analyze the intricate lifting function and prevent injury during its execution.

Methods, Standards and Work Design, 10th Edition
Benjamin W. Niebel and Andris Freivalds.
Coverage includes several non-traditional work organizational items such as teamwork, job evaluations and training. Continued information on work sampling, time study, facilities layout and various flow process charts in the industrial engineering profession.. A new chapter has been added on training and other management practices, as well as sections on problem identification and problem-solving techniques.

Muscle Strength
Kumar, Shrawan, (2004) 552 pp., ISBN 0-4153-6953-3.
This comprehensive source of information and data relating to muscle strength is the first to present such information in a single source. Muscle Strength explains the general determinants of muscle strength such as gender, age, and muscle type. It illustrates physical data in the context of theoretical background and examines the protocols, techniques, devices, and data used to record muscle strength in various parts of the body. This is followed by a discussion of overexertion, strength prediction, strength and endurance, torque and EMG relationship, and muscle fatigue. Finally, the material is applied to the use of muscle in jobs, to product design, and to studies of job accommodation and the effect of disability on strength. Professionals in ergonomics, biomechanics, sports science, and physiology will find that this unique text provides insight and data on an important subject in their field.
CRC Press, 2000 NW Corporate Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33431

Musculoskeletal Disorders and Workplace Factors: A critical Review of Epidemiological Evidence for Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Neck, Upper Extremity & Low Back.
Bernard, B.P. (ed.), NIOSH 7/97. NIOSH Publication # 97-141. NTIS order #: PN97-178628.
1500 pages of advanced reading summarizing various research findings.

Nonlinear Dynamical Systems Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences Using Real Data
Guastello, Stephen J., 2010, 840 pp., 978-1-4398-1997-5
This book is designed to develop skill and expertise in framing hypotheses dynamically and in building viable analytic models to test them.

Occupational Ergonomics: Design and Management of Work Systems
Karwowski, Waldemar and Marras, William S., (2003) 624 pp. ISBN 0-8493-1801-7.
Comprised of chapters carefully selected from CRC's best-selling Occupational Ergonomics Handbook, logically organized for optimum convenience and thoughtfully priced to fit every budget. This book presents 34 chapters addressing selected issues in the area of occupation macro ergonomics, with an emphasis on design and management of industrial work systems. Part I focuses on organizational design. Part II is concerned with environmental design, including protection against noise and vibration, thermal stress, and usability of various work/shift plans. Part III discusses applications of ergonomics, principles of work design in the office environment, and manufacturing and service industries.
CRC Press, 2000 NW Corporate Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33431

Occupational Ergonomics Handbook
Karwowski, Waldemar and Marras, William S., (1998) 2,088 pp., ISBN 0-8493-2641-9.
Occupational ergonomics and safety studies the application of human behavior, abilities, limitations, and other characteristics to the design, testing, and evaluation of tools, machines, systems, tasks, jobs, and environments for productive, safe, comfortable, and effective use. Occupational Ergonomics Handbook provides current, comprehensive knowledge in this broad field, providing essential, state-of-the-art information from nearly 150 international leaders of this discipline. Ergonomics intervention includes design for manufacturability, total quality management, and work organization. Occupational Ergonomics Handbook demonstrates how ergonomics serves as a vital component for the activities of the company and enables an advantageous cooperation between management and labor. This new handbook serves as a broad segment of industrial practitioners, including industrial and manufacturing engineers; managers; plant supervisors and ergonomics professionals; researchers and students from academia, business, and government; human factors and safety specialists; physical therapists; cognitive and work psychologists; sociologists; and human-computer communications specialists.
CRC Press, 2000 NW Corporate Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33431

Occupational Ergonomics: Engineering and Administrative Controls
Karwowski, Waldemar and Marras, William S., (2003) 680 pp. ISBN 0-8493-1800-9.
Focuses on prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders with an emphasis on engineering and administrative controls. Section I provides knowledge about risk factors for upper and lower extremities at work, while Section II concentrates on risk factors for work-related low back disorders. Section III discusses fundamentals of surveillance of musculoskeletal disorders, requirements for surveillance database systems, OSHA Record keeping system, and surveillance methods based on the assessment of body discomfort. Section IV focuses on medical management of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, including programs for post-injury management, testing of physical ability for employment decisions, assessment of worker strength and other functional capacities, and applications of ergonomics knowledge in rehabilitation.
CRC Press, 2000 NW Corporate Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33431

Occupational Ergonomics: Principles of Work Design
Karwowski, Waldemar and Marras, William S., (2003) 800 pp., ISBN 0-8493-1802-5.
Focuses on the fundamentals in ergonomics design and evaluation. Divided into two parts, Part I covers the background for the discipline and profession of ergonomics and offers an international perspective on ergonomics. Part II describes the foundations of ergonomics knowledge, including fundamentals of ergonomics, fundamentals of work analysis, and cognitive issues. The authors discuss ergonomics of system design and outline the principles of certification in professional ergonomics. Methods for evaluation of physical workload due to posture (RULA and OWAS), as well as computer-aided human models and other software-based tools for ergonomic analysis and design are reviewed.
CRC Press, 2000 NW Corporate Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33431

Occupational Ergonomics: Theory and Applications, Second Edition
Amit Bhattacharya, James D. McGlothlin, 2012, 1332 Pages
The book covers the fundamentals of ergonomics and the practical application of those fundamentals in solving ergonomic problems.

Occupational Physiology
Allan Toomingas, Svend Erik Mathiassen, Ewa Wigaeus Tornqvist, 2011, 310 Pages
The book focuses on common, stressful situations in different professions. Reviewing bodily demands and reactions in eight selected common, but contrasting job types, the book explains relevant physiology in a novel way.

Patient Handling in the Healthcare Sector: A Guide for Risk Management with MAPO Methodology (Movement and Assistance of Hospital Patients)
Olga Menoni, Natale Battevi, Silvia Cairoli, 2014, 223 Pages. 9781482217186
Details the analysis of patient handling risk using the MAPO method in different areas of healthcare and helps you develop strategies to mitigate them.

Patient Safety: A Human Factors Approach
Dekker, Sidney, 2011, 471 pp., 978-1-4398-5225-5
With coverage ranging from the influence of professional identity in medicine and problematic nature of "human error", to the psychological and social features that characterize healthcare work, to the safety-critical aspects of interfaces and automation, this book spans the width of the human factors field and its importance for patient safety today.

The Rules of Work: A Practical Engineering Guide to Ergonomics 2nd Edition
Dan MacLeod, 2012, 196 pp., 9781439899069.
Based on 35 years of practical problem-solving in over 1,500 workplaces, the book provides a down-to-earth and practical guide for solving ergonomics problems.
CRC Press, 2000 NW Corporate Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33431

Human Computer Interface

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, 3rd Edition
Gavriel Salvendy, 2006, 9780471449172
Winner of the Institute of Industrial Engineers Joint Publishers Book-of-the-Year Award. Well-known and respected authority, Gavriel Salvendy has assembled 109 of the world's top thinkers and practitioners to update this volume to include coverage of Human-Computer Interaction, Content Preparation for E-Business; Customer-Relations Management in E-Business; Human Factors of Appliances Design; and much more. All new chapters feature theoretically based and practically oriented material-supported by numerous case studies, examples, figures, and tables-to be useful to both practitioners and researchers.

Handbook of Human Factors in Medical Device Design
Weinger, Matthew Bret, 2010, 986 pp., 978-0-8058-5627-9
Developed to promote the design of safe, effective, and usable medical devices, this book provides a single convenient source of authoritative information to support evidence-based design and evaluation of medical device user interfaces using rigorous human factors engineering principles.

Handbook of Human Systems Integration
Harold R. Booher, 2003, 9780471020532
Outlines the principles and methods that can be used to help integrate people, technology, and organizations with a common objective toward designing, developing, and operating systems effectively and efficiently.

Human Computer Interaction Handbook: Fundamentals, Evolving Technologies, and Emerging Applications, Third Edition
Julie A. Jacko, 2012, 1518 Pages, 9781439829431
The book captures the current and emerging sub-disciplines within HCI related to research, development, and practice that continue to advance at an astonishing rate.

Human Factors in Systems Engineering
Alphonse Chapanis, 1996, 9780471137820
A unique, step-by-step guide to the application of human factors in the system development process.

Humans and Automation: System Design and Research Issues
Thomas B. Sheridan, 2002, 9780471234281
Deals with all the issues involved in human-automation systems from design to control and performance of both humans and machines.

Human Vibration Analysis

Human Response to Vibration
Mansfield, Neil J., (2004) 248 pp., ISBN 0-4152-8239-X.
At a time when the EU is preparing to adopt a directive on health risks arising from occupational exposure to vibration, this book offers authoritative guidance on this complex subject. Individual chapters in the book examine issues relating to whole-body vibration, hand-arm vibration, and motion sickness. Vibration measurements and standards are also addressed. This book meets the needs of those requiring knowledge of human response to vibration in order to make practical improvements to the physical working environment. Written with the consultant, practitioner, researcher, and student in mind, the text is designed to be an educational tool, a reference, and a stimulus for new ideas for the next generation of specialists.
CRC Press, 2000 NW Corporate Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33431

Manual Materials Handling

A Guide to Manual Materials Handling
Mital, A., Nicholson, A., and Ayoub, M.M., (1993). Taylor & Francis, Inc., 1900 Frost Road, Bristol, PA 19007.

Applications Manual for the Revised Niosh Lifting Equation
NIOSH, (1994). U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Technology Administration, NTIS, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161.

Office Ergonomics

American National Standard for Human Factors Engineering of Visual Display Workstations
ANSI/HFS Standard No. 100-1988. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, P.O. Box 1369, Santa Monica, CA 90406-1369.

Ergonomic Requirements for Office Work with Visual Display Terminals (VDTs)
ISO 9241, (1992). ANSI, 11 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036.

Office Ergonomics: A National Standard for Canada
CAN/CSA-Z412-M89, (1989). Canadian Standards Association, Consolidated Mailing List, 178 Rexdale Blvd., Rexdale, Ontario Canada M9W 1R3.

Office Ergonomics
Kroemer, Karl H.E., (2001) 272 pp., ISBN 0-7484-0952-1.
This is a practical book that is based on sound theory and research. It is written for the practitioner, the office manager, the equipment purchaser, the designer and architect and especially for the individual office worker, for you and me who operate keyboards, check and make files, phone and fax, sit and stand, write and read, who discuss and evaluate, and prepare for decisions. We need to know how to set up the office, how to select and arrange our equipment and furniture, how to organize and pace our work. We need to perform 'at ease and efficiently', which is the motto of ergonomics.
CRC Press, 2000 NW Corporate Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33431

Office Ergonomics: Practical Applications
McKeown, Céline, 2007, 473 pp., 978-0-8493-7975-8
The book contains practical advice on how to maintain an office environment that promotes a healthy, safe, and efficient workforce.

The Office Ergonomics Tool Kit with Training Disc
MacLeod, Dan, (1998) 272 pp. ISBN 1-5667-0318-2.
This package provides a sensible step-by-step method to bring Ergonomics and its wonders to your workplace. Written for facilities managers, office managers, small business owners, office managers, and other non-professional ergonomists alike, its comprehensive and clear instructions enable managers to "fit" ergonomics principles to the exact needs of any office/workplace.
CRC Press, 2000 NW Corporate Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33431

Product Design

Aircraft Interior Comfort and Design
Vink, Peter, 2011, 122 pp., 978-1-4398-6305-3
This book links scientific research on customer likes and dislikes with technical know-how of aircraft interior design. It contains theoretical information on comfort gathered directly from the voice of the passenger, specific tips and photographs on passenger likes and dislikes, and an overview of the latest scientific demands for passenger seats.

Bodyspace: Anthropometry, Ergonomics And The Design Of Work
Stephen Pheasant, 2014, 9781482272420
Provides insights into the principles and practice of anthropometrics, workspace design, sitting and seating, hands and handles, ergonomics in the office, ergonomics in the home, and health and safety at work.

Designing for Older Adults: Principles and Creative Human Factors Approaches, Second Edition
Fisk, Arthur D., 2009, 324 pp., 978-1-4200-8055-1
Defines older adults and why designing for them is good design practice.

Ergonomics in the Automotive Design Process
Vivek D. Bhise, 2011, 330 Pages, 9781439842102
It covers human characteristics, capabilities, and limitations considered in vehicle design in key areas such as anthropometry, biomechanics, and human information processing.

Handbook of Digital Human Modeling: Research for Applied Ergonomics and Human Factors Engineering
Duffy, Vincent G., 2008, 1682 pp., 978-0-8058-5646-0
Provides the fundamental concepts and tools for digital human modeling and simulation with a focus on its foundations in human factors and ergonomics.

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Consumer Product Design
Karwowski, Waldemar, 2011, 1316 pp., 978-1-4200-4621-2
Divided into two volumes, the handbook includes introductory and summary chapters on case study design, design methods and process, error and hazards, evaluation methods, focus groups, and more.

Human Factors and Ergonomics in Consumer Product Design: Methods and Techniques
Karwowski, Waldemar, 2011, 512 pp., 978-1-4200-4628-1
Focuses on creativity, innovation, standards and guidelines, culture, environment, affect, aging, and complexity in product design process.

Human Factors and Ergonomics in Consumer Product Design: Uses and Applications
Karwowski, Waldemar, 2011, 522 pp., 978-1-4200-4624-3
The book contains 14 carefully selected case studies that demonstrate application of a variety of innovative approaches that incorporate Human Factor and Ergonomics (HF/E) principles, standards, and best practices of user-centered design, cognitive psychology, participatory macro-ergonomics, and mathematical modeling.

Human Factors in the Design and Evaluation of Central Control Room Operations
Stanton, Neville A., 2009, 580 pp., 978-1-4398-0991-4
Taking an integrated approach to Human Factors and Ergonomics in the control room environment, the book presents fourteen human factors topics: competencies, training, procedures, communications, workload, automation, supervision, shift patterns, control room layout, SCADA interfaces, alarms, control room environment, human error, and safety culture.

Innovative Solutions: What Designers Need to Know for Today's Emerging Markets
Chavan, Apala Lahiri, 2010, 353 pp., 978-1-4398-1049-1
The book provides deeper insights on how a user-centered innovation and design approach has been applied in practical settings.

Upper Extremity Cumulative Trauma Disorders

Cumulative Trauma Disorders: A Manual for Musculoskeletal Diseases of the Upper Limbs
Putz-Anderson, V. (ed.), (1988). Taylor & Francis, Inc., 1900 Frost Road, Bristol, PA 19007.

Work-Related Neck and Upper Limb Musculoskeletal Disorders.
Report prepared by Professor Peter Buckle and Dr. Jason Devereux at the Robens Centre for Health Ergonomics, University of Surrey, UK.

Work Measurement

Human Performance, Workload, and Situational Awareness Measures Handbook, Second Edition
Gawron, Valerie J., 2008, 510 pp., 978-1-4200-6449-0
This handbook offers an overview of measurement issues and information on descriptions, strengths and limitations, and data requirements, as well as references for various measures.

Human Reliability Assessment Theory and Practice
Spurgin, Anthony J., 2009, 482 pp., 978-1-4200-6851-1
The book covers data and data sources, choice of methods, training of individuals, use of simulators for HRA purposes, and the relationship between psychology, human factors, accident analyses, and human reliability.

Work Measurement and Methods Improvement
Lawrence S. Aft, 2000, 9780471370894
Practical, up-to-date coverage for a new generation of engineering and management professionals, where work measurement and methods improvement have a vital role to play in improving quality and enhancing productivity in a wide range of industries. Accessible and easy to follow, presenting solid, practical coverage of the key principles and practices of work measurement.


Applied Ergonomics
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CTD News
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Human Factors
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, P.O. Box 1369, Santa Monica, CA 90406-1369.

Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing
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The purpose of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing is to facilitate discovery, integration, and application of scientific knowledge about human aspects of manufacturing, and to provide a forum for worldwide dissemination of such knowledge for its application and benefit to manufacturing industries. The journal covers a broad spectrum of ergonomics and human factors issues with a focus on the design, operation and management of contemporary manufacturing systems, both in the shop floor and office environments, in the quest for manufacturing agility, i.e. enhancement and integration of human skills with hardware performance for improved market competitiveness, management of change, product and process quality, and human-system reliability. The inter- and cross-disciplinary nature of the journal allows for a wide scope of issues relevant to manufacturing system design and engineering, human resource management, social, organizational, safety, and health issues. Examples of specific subject areas of interest include: implementation of advanced manufacturing technology, human aspects of computer-aided design and engineering, work design, compensation and appraisal, selection training and education, labor-management relations, agile manufacturing and virtual companies, human factors in total quality management, prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, ergonomics of workplace, equipment and tool design, ergonomics programs, guides and standards for industry, automation safety and robot systems, human skills development and knowledge enhancing technologies, reliability, and safety and worker health issues.

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International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
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