Chapter 25. The Development of Ergonomics as a Scientific Discipline

  1. Kerry Gardiner BSc, PhD, Dip. Occup. Hyg., FFOH1,2 and
  2. J. Malcolm Harrington CBE, BSc, MSc, MD, FRCP, FFOMI, MFPH, FMedSci3
  1. Joanne Crawford

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755075.ch25

Occupational Hygiene, Third Edition

Occupational Hygiene, Third Edition

How to Cite

Crawford, J. (2008) The Development of Ergonomics as a Scientific Discipline, in Occupational Hygiene, Third Edition (eds K. Gardiner and J. M. Harrington), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470755075.ch25

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Occupational Health, the Medical School, the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

  2. 2

    International Occupational Health Ltd, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

  3. 3

    Emeritus Professor of Occupational Medicine, the University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405106214

Online ISBN: 9780470755075

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Keywords:

  • scientific discipline;
  • injury;
  • workplace;
  • efficiency;
  • collaboration

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • Definitions of and domains within ergonomics

  • Ergonomics and occupational hygiene

  • Methodologies used by ergonomists

  • Current issues in physical ergonomics

  • Problem recognition

  • Control measures

  • Summary

  • References

  • Web resources

  • Further reading