Chapter 28. Ergonomics of Work Systems

  1. Gavriel Salvendy Ph.D. Chair, Professor, and Head of the Department4,5
  1. Stephen M. Popkin Chief1,
  2. Heidi D. Howarth Engineering Psychologist2 and
  3. Donald I. Tepas3

Published Online: 28 FEB 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470048204.ch28

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Third Edition

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Third Edition

How to Cite

Popkin, S. M., Howarth, H. D. and Tepas, D. I. (2006) Ergonomics of Work Systems, in Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Third Edition (ed G. Salvendy), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0470048204.ch28

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

  2. 5

    Tsinghua University Beijing, People's Republic of China

Author Information

  1. 1

    Human Factors Division, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, U.S. Department of Transportation, 55 Broadway, Kendall Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

  2. 2

    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, U.S. Department of Transportation, 55 Broadway, Kendall Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

  3. 3

    Connecticut Transportation Institute, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, 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:

  • work system design consideration;
  • work system design implementation;
  • work systems tools

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Historical Background

  • Work System Definitions and Representations

  • Work System Design Considerations

  • Work System Variables

  • Work System Design and Implementation

  • Conclusions

  • References