Occupational safety and hygiene by Pedro Arezes

By Pedro Arezes

Occupational defense and Hygiene provides chosen papers from the foreign Symposium on Occupational safeguard and Hygiene - SHO2013 (Guimaraes, Portugal, 14-15 February 2013), which was once equipped by way of the Portuguese Society for Occupational security and Hygiene (SPOSHO). The contributions from 15 assorted nations specialise in: - Occupational security - chance overview - security administration - Ergonomics - Management Read more...

summary: Occupational safeguard and Hygiene provides chosen papers from the foreign Symposium on Occupational protection and Hygiene - SHO2013 (Guimaraes, Portugal, 14-15 February 2013), which used to be prepared by means of the Portuguese Society for Occupational safeguard and Hygiene (SPOSHO). The contributions from 15 assorted nations specialize in: - Occupational safeguard - danger overview - protection administration - Ergonomics - administration platforms - Environmental ergonomics - actual environments - development safeguard - Human elements The papers incorporated within the e-book are customarily in response to learn conducted at universities a

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Commented and applied methods are contained especially in foreign technical monographs and binding and recommended legal and technical standards—international and national ones. A considerable number of modern methods of ergonomic evaluation and design are usually divided by authors according to various methodological and ergonomically logical criteria. Those usually differ from the concept of binding and recommending standards covering this area. For engineering practice, technical divisions are insufficiently clear because they require a complex of 4 CLASSIFICATION OF ERGONOMIC METHODS ACCORDING TO THE HIERARCHY OF OBLIGATION The great number of current methods of the ergonomic evaluation and design of work systems determine the need to systematise them so that they may be lucid and usable under the present-day modern conditions of engineering practice with high requirements for effectiveness and economic return of activities carried out.

Raine, S. 2002. A field comparison of neck and shoulder postures in symptomatic and asymptomatic office workers. Applied Ergonomics, 33, 75–84. CONCLUSIONS According to the obtained data it can be concluded that popliteal height is the most accurate anthropometric measure for classroom furniture selection. Furthermore, it can be stated that this measure can be also more efficient, as the measurement of popliteal high can be easier to measure than stature. Finally, it also seems that it will be important to analyse the Chilean Standard recommended values, since it seems that there is great percentage of mismatch between children characteristics and the furniture recommended values.

Ergonomics, 47, 416–426. T. J. 2003. Revision of the design of a standard for the dimensions of school furniture. Ergonomics, 46, 681–694. , Gregori, E. & Barrau, P. 2000. ). México: Alfaomega Grupo Editor - UPC. , Molteni, G. & Grieco, A. 1993. Criteria for the ergonomic evaluation of work chairs. Le Medicina del Lavoro, 84(4), 274–285. J. 1996. Ergonomics at Work: Human Factors in Design and Development (third). John Wiley & Sons, Chihester. , Papanickolaou, A. & Mandroukas, K. 2004. Classroom furniture dimensions and anthropometric measures in primary school.

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