9. Social and Organizational Foundations of Ergonomics

  1. Gavriel Salvendy3,4
  1. Alvaro D. Taveira1 and
  2. Michael J. Smith2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118131350.ch9

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Fourth Edition

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Taveira, A. D. and Smith, M. J. (2012) Social and Organizational Foundations of Ergonomics, in Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Fourth Edition (ed G. Salvendy), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118131350.ch9

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, Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin—Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470528389

Online ISBN: 9781118131350

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Keywords:

  • social and organizational, of ergonomics;
  • participatory ergonomics;
  • socially centered design;
  • work organization, psychosocial influences;
  • 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

  • Ergonomic Work Analysis and Anthropotechnology

  • Community Ergonomics

  • Concluding Remarks

  • References