Chapter 10. Social and Organizational Foundations of Ergonomics

  1. Gavriel Salvendy Ph.D. Chair, Professor, and Head of the Department3,4
  1. Alvaro D. Taveira Professor and Department Chair1 and
  2. Michael J. Smith Professor of Engineering2

Published Online: 28 FEB 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470048204.ch10

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Third Edition

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Third Edition

How to Cite

Taveira, A. D. and Smith, M. J. (2006) Social and Organizational Foundations of Ergonomics, in Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Third Edition (ed G. Salvendy), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0470048204.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

  2. 4

    Tsinghua University Beijing, People's Republic of China

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health, University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, 800 West Main Street, Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 1513 University Avenue, Room 360, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 FEB 2006
  2. Published Print: 27 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471449171

Online ISBN: 9780470048207

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Keywords:

  • ergonomics and Sociotechnical systems (STS);
  • quality of work life(QWL) movement;
  • community ergonomics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Historical Perspective

  • Bringing Social Context to the Forefront of Work Systems

  • Ergonomics and the Organization

  • Participatory Ergonomics

  • Ergonomics and Quality Improvement Efforts

  • Socially Centered Design

  • Psychosocial Foundations

  • Job Stress and the Psychosocial Environment

  • Work Organization and Psychosocial Influences

  • Community Ergonomics

  • Concluding Remarks

  • References