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Safety Manager's Guide to Office Ergonomics

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Author: Craig Chasen
 

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John Wiley, hardcover, 199 pages
ISBN 978-0-470-25760-9
 

Safety Manager’s Guide to Office Ergonomics offers easy-to-follow, non-technical advice that helps you prevent on-the-job injury. You’ll learn how to create comfortable, productive working environments, as well as resolve employee discomfort before it becomes a debilitating injury. This book guides you through the ergonomic evaluation process and then logically organizes employee discomfort by the body part affected. Using his own ergonomic evaluations as case studies, the author shows how employees express a particular discomfort and visualize the posture and workstation setup that caused or contributed to the complaint. Each case ends with easy-to-implement solutions for resolve the discomfort. Because ergonomic solutions are specific to an individual’s size, work activities and workstation configuration, the author provides several scenarios for each area of discomfort, helping you tailor your solution to the specific needs of the employee. The book helps you evaluate and purchase office equipment that enables employees to work as comfortably and productively as possible.

Written in straightforward language, Safety Manager’s Guide to Office Ergonomics is ideal for anyone responsible for creating and managing a healthy work environment.

Contents

Foreword.

Introduction.

Chapter 1. Components of an Effective Ergonomics Program.

Chapter 2. Sample Ergonomics Program.

Chapter 3. The Evaluation Process for Office Ergonomics.

(Includes a Sample Report and an Evaluation Worksheet).

Chapter 4. Areas of Discomfort.

Chapter 5. The Evaluation Excerpts.

Chapter 6. Long Distance Evaluations.

Chapter 7. Exceptions and Arcane Situations.

Glossary.

Craig Chasen, CEES, has more than 15 years of experience in office ergonomics. In addition to performing ergonomic interventions, he has been involved in providing functional capacity assessments for occupational disorders. He is the founder of The Chasen Group, which is devoted solely to ergonomic interventions.

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