Biomechanics in Ergonomics

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Title

Biomechanics in Ergonomics

Subject

Ergonomics

Description

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) (1995) about 58 per cent of the
world’s population over the age of 10 years spend one-third of their time at work. This
collective work generates US $21.6 trillion as gross domestic product which sustains
the socioeconomic fabric worldwide. While there are many beneficial aspects of work
approximately 30-50 per cent of workers are exposed to significant physical occupational
hazards, and an equal number of working people report psychological overload resulting
in stress symptoms (WHO, 1995). Globally about 120 million occupational accidents and
200 000 fatalities were estimated to occur annually in addition to 68-157 million new
cases of occupational diseases due to various exposures (WHO, 1995). Only 5-10 per
cent of workers in developing countries and 20-50 per cent of workers in industrialised
countries (with very few exceptions) have access to occupational health services. Where
present, they may assist workers and organisations in remediation and management of
manifested problems. An approach of primary prevention will be more appropriate to
attack the root of the problem. Given that work is essential to our society and the nature
of work is largely predetermined, it may appear that little can be done to change the
situation. However, an understanding of the mechanism of causation of occupational
injuries and accidents will put us in a better position to design effective strategies of
control and prevention. All work is designed for productivity with efficiency; accidents
and injuries are unplanned events, and are hence avoidable in some measure with appropriate planning and design of the work

Creator

EDITED BY
SHRAWAN KUMAR, PhD, DSc, FErgS

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Date

1999

Contributor

Kai-Nan An
Professor and Associate Chair
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Biomechanics Lab
Rochester, MN 55905
USA
Maria Apreleva
University of Pittsburgh
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Liliane Kaufmann Building, Suite 101 1
3471 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
USA
M.M. Ayoub
Horn Professor
Texas Tech. University
Department of Industrial Engineering
Lubbock, TX 79409-306 1
USA
Donald S. Bloswick
Associate Professor
University of Utah
Department of Mechanical Engineering
50 S Central Campus Dr.
Rm 2202
Salt Lake City, UT 841 12
USA
Jacques Bobet
Associate Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
Rm 2-50 Corbett Hall
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 2E1
Canada
R Boorman
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
Department of Surgery
Faculty of Medicine
University of Calgary
3330 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta
T2N 4N1
Canada
Jacek Cholewicki
Biomechanics Laboratory
Department of Orthopaedics and
Rehabilitation
Yale University School of Medicine
PO Box 208071
New Haven, CT 06520-8071
USA
Jorgen Eklund
Division of Industrial Ergonomics
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Linkoping University of Technology
S-581 83 Linkoping
Sweden
Reuben Feldman
604 College Plaza
82 15-1 12 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 2C8
Canada
C.B. Frank
Professor
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
Department of Surgery
Faculty of Medicine
University of Calgary
3330 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta
T2N 4N1
Canada
Vijay K. Goel
Iowa Spine Research Center
Departments of Biomedical Engineering
and Orthopaedics
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
USA
Jonathan N. Grauer
Biomechanics Laboratory
Department of Orthopaedics and
Rehabilitation
Yale University School of Medicine
PO Box 208071
New Haven, CT 06520-8071
USA
Raoul Gronqvist
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
Department of Physics
Laajaniitytie 1
SS- 1520 Vantaa
Finland
Nicole M. Grosland
Iowa Spine Research Center
Departments of Biomedical Engineering
and Orthopaedics
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
USA
Jiirgen Hoher
University of Pittsburgh
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Liliane Kaufmann Building, Suite 10 1 1
3471 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 152 13
USA
Richard E. Hughes
Orthopaedic Biomechanics Lab
Mayo ClinicIMayo Foundation
Rochester, MN 55905
USA
Sheik N. lmrhan
Associate Professor
Department of Industrial and
Manufacturing Systems Engineering
The University of Texas at Arlington
Box 19017
Arlington, TX 76013
USA
Chris Jensen
Department of Physiology
National Institute of Occupational
Health
Lers0 Parkalle 105
DK-2 100 Copcnhagcn 0
Denmark
Stefan Judex
McCaig Centre for Joint Injury and
Arthritis Research
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Calgary
3330 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta
T2N 4N1
Canada
Occupational Biomechanics Laboratory
Department of Kinesiology
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario
N2L 3G1
Canada
Stephan Konz
Professor
Department of Industrial and
Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
USA
Shrawan Kumar
Department of Physical Therapy
Rm 3-75 Corbett Hall
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 2G4
Canada
Bjarne Laursen
Department of Physiology
National Institute of Occupational
Health
Lerss ParkallC 105
DK-2 100 Copenhagen 0
Denmark
Marianne Magnusson
Iowa Spine Research Center
01090 JPP
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242-1088
USA
Ani1 Mital
Professor of Industrial Engineering
Ergonomics and Engineering Controls
Research Laboratory
Industrial Engineering
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0 1 16
USA
Robert E. Montgomery
Iowa Spine Research Center
Departments of Biomedical Engineering
and Orthopaedics
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
USA
Kimio Nibu
Department of Orthopaedics
Yamaguchi University School of
Medicine
Yamaguchi
Japan
Manohar M. Panjabi
Biomechanics Laboratory
Department of Orthopaedics and
Rehabilitation
Yale University School of Medicine
PO Box 208071
New Haven, CT 0652&8071
USA
Arunkumar Pennathur
Doctoral Student in Industrial
Engineering
Ergonomics and Engineering Controls
Research Laboratory
Industrial Engineering
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 4522 1-01 16
USA
Malcolm H. Pope
Professor and Chairman
Iowa Spine Research Center
01090 JPP
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242-1088
USA
Gisela Sjegaard
Department of Physiology
National Institute of Occupational
Health
Lerss Parkallt 105
DK-2 100 Copenhagen 0
Denmark
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
Department of Surgery
Faculty of Medicine
University of Calgary
3330 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta
T2N 4N1
Canada
S.P. Timmermann
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
Department of Surgery
Faculty of Medicine
University of Calgary
3330 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta
T2N 4N1
Canada
Richard Wells
Occupational Biomechanics Laboratory
Department of Kinesiology
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario
N2L 3G1
Canada
William Whiting
Department of Kinesiology
California State University, Northridge
18 1 1 1 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 9 1330-8287
USA
David G. Wilder
Iowa Spine Research Center
01090 JPP
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242-1088
USA
Jeffrey C. Woldstad
Texas Tech. University
Department of Industrial Engineering
USA
Lubbock, TX 79409-306 1
Savio L.-Y. Woo
University of Pittsburgh
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Liliane Kaufmann Building, Suite 101 1
3471 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 152 13
USA
Ronald Zernicke
McCaig Centre for Joint Injury and
Arthritis Research
Departments of Surgery, Mechanical
Engineering and Kinesiology
University of Calgary
3330 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta
T2N 4N1
Canada

Language

English

Files

Collection

Citation

EDITED BY SHRAWAN KUMAR, PhD, DSc, FErgS, “Biomechanics in Ergonomics,” Portal Ebook UNTAG SURABAYA, accessed June 22, 2024, https://ebook.untag-sby.ac.id/items/show/1080.