2006, John Wiley, hardcover, 360 pages
Occupational Biomechanics, Fourth Edition, provides the foundations and tools to assemble and evaluate biomechanical processes as they apply to today’s changing industries. The book expertly weaves engineering and medical information from diverse sources and provides a coherent treatment of the biomechanical principles underlying the well-designed and ergonomically sound workplace. New to the fourth edition is a discussion of dynamic stability of the spine, new methods of evaluating muscle fatigue, use of new posture and motion capture technologies, the use of seat pressure measurements, new anthropometric data, and links to commonly used websites.
Presented in an easy-to-understand manner and supported by over 200 illustrations and numerous examples, Occupational Biomechanics remains the premiere one-stop reference for students and professionals alike in the areas of industrial engineering, product and process design, and occupational safety and health.
With critical applications in manufacturing, transportation, defense, security, environmental safety and occupational health, the field of occupational biomechanics is more central to industrial design than ever before.
“The authors are well known in the scientific community and have considerable knowledge and expertise in the subject matter addressed by this text. …[T]his book provides a plethora of information and is certainly a highly recommended reference for any safety professional seriously interested in ergonomic interventions directed at preventing MSDs.”
- Richard W. Bunch, Ph.D., P.T., C.B.E.S.
DON B. CHAFFIN, Ph.D, is a Distinguished University Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Occupational Health; and Director of the Human Motion Simulation Laboratory at the University of Michigan.
GUNNAR B. J. ANDERSSON, MD, Ph.D, is Chairman and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.
BERNARD J. MARTIN, Ph.D, DSc, is Associate Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering and research fellow in the Division of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan.