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Macroergonomics : Theory, Methods, and Applications - Hal W. Hendrick

Macroergonomics

Theory, Methods, and Applications

By: Hal W. Hendrick (Editor), Brian Kleiner (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st April 2002
ISBN: 9780805831917
Number Of Pages: 428

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This book's primary objective is to provide a comprehensive coverage of ergonomics in overall work system analysis and design. It provides a summary of the historical development of macroergonomics. It explains how an understanding of macroergonomics can lead to improvements in such things as reducing work-related lost time accidents; and describes the methods and tools used in work system analysis and design. Throughout, the integrating theme is that the full potential of an organization--in terms of productivity, safety, health, and Quality of Work Life (QWL)--can't be met unless the overall work system is designed to conform with the characteristics of its technology, personnel subsystem, and the external environment upon which it depends for its survival and success. Using a sociotechnical systems approach, this text discusses the application of macroergonomics to training system development, hazard management, technology transfer, large scale organizational change projects, office and factory automation, community planning and development, and job design. For each of these applications, actual case examples will be included.
The book will appeal to teachers of introductory human factors/ergonomics courses as a supplemental text or as the primary text for a course fully devoted to macroergonomics. In addition, it should also appeal to practicing ergonomists internationally as a must add to their personal professional libraries.

Preface
Series Foreword
Introduction to Macroergonomics
An Overview of Macroergonomics
Macroergonomics Methods: Participation
Macroergonomics Methods: Assessing Work System Structure
Macroergonomic Methods: Assessing Work System Processes
Other Methods for Assessing Work Systems
Relationships Among Job Design, Macroergonomics, and Productivity
Laboratory and Field Research in Macroergonomics
Macroergonomic Applications
A Macroergonomic Approach to Reducing Work-Related Injuries
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Changes in Work Life: Macroergonomic Considerations
Macroergonomics of Hazard Management
Macroergonomic Aspects of Manufacturing
Macroergonomics in Training Systems Development
Macroergonomics in Large-Scale Organizational Change
Community Ergonomics
Macroergonomic Considerations in Technology Transfer
Macroergonomics and Aviation Safety: The Importance of Cultural Factors in Technology Transfer
Macroergonomic Root Causes of Large-Scale Accidents: Three Mile Island, Bhopal, Chernobyl
A Vision of the Future of Macroergonomics
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ISBN: 9780805831917
ISBN-10: 0805831916
Series: Human Factors and Ergonomics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 428
Published: 1st April 2002
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.73
Edition Number: 1

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