Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Ergonomics

Code

10588

Academic unit

Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia

Department

Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica e Industrial

Credits

3.0

Teacher in charge

Isabel Maria Nascimento Lopes Nunes, José Martin Miquel Cabeças

Weekly hours

4

Total hours

56

Teaching language

Português

Objectives

To learn how to implement working systems adequate to the needs and capacities of the persons, in a physical-motor perspective; to learn how to evaluate working postures;to learn how to design working elements adequate to the anthropometric dimensions of the employees; to learn how to structure working cycles in order to prevent musculoskeletal disorders; to understand the mechanisms associated to global fatigue and to local fatigue (static and dynamic); to learn how to select hand tools in order to prevent disorders and be effective during work.

Subject matter

  • Introduction to the musculoskeletal system;
  • Anthropometrics;
  • Working postures;
  • The design of workstations;
  • The process of fatigue related to static load;
  • The questionnaires to diagnose fatigue symptoms;
  • Introduction to electromyography;
  • Musculoskeletal disorders in the upper limbs, neck and low back; The Strain Index Methodology
  • The fatigue process related to dynamic activities;
  • The heart rate evaluation;
  • Introduction to biomechanics;
  • The ISO 11228-1:2003 methodology to evaluate the risk to low back pain;
  • The Snook and Ciriello reference values related to push and pull activities;
  • Manual hand tools and the risks associated to fatigue and distal upper limbs disorders.

Bibliography

Work practices guide for manual lifting. Ohio, US : U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, 1981. XV, 183 p. : il. ; 28 cm. CG. Colocação: Ext. Bib. MI
(Encadernado) : oferta
MARRAS, William S., ed. lit....[et al.]  -  The ergonomics of manual work. London : Taylor & Francis, cop. 1993. XV, 725 p. : il. ; 26 cm. CG. Colocação: Ext. Bib. MI. Adquirido Eng. Ind.
ISBN 0-7484-0060-5 (encadernado)
OBORNE, David J.  -  Ergonomics at work : human factors in design and development. 3rd ed.. Chichester, UK [etc.] : John Wiley & Sons, cop. 1995. XIX, 442 p. : il. ; 23 cm. CG. Colocação: Ext. Bib. MI. Adquirido Eng. Ind.
ISBN 0-471-95235-4
WILSON, John R., ed. lit. ; CORLETT, E. Nigel, ed. lit.  -  Evaluation of human work : a practical ergonomics methodology. 2nd ed. London : Taylor & Francis, cop. 1990. XIII, 1134 p. : il. ; 24 cm. CG. Colocação: Ext. Bib. MI. Adquirido pelo DEMI
ISBN 0-7484-0083-4 (encadernado)
PHEASANT, Stephen  -  Bodyspace : anthropometry, ergonomics and the design of work. 2nd ed. London : Taylor & Francis, cop. 1999. X, 244 p. : il. ; 25 cm. CG. Colocação: Ext. Bib. MI. Adquirido DEMI
ISBN 0-7484-0326-4 (brochado)
MOON, S. D., ed. lit. ; SAUTER, S. L., ed. lit.  -  Beyond biomechanics : psychosocial aspects of musculoskeletal disorders in office work. London : Taylor & Francis, cop. 1996. XIX, 313 p. : il. ; 25 cm. CG. Colocação: BG. Adquirido pelo DEMI
ISBN 0-7484-0322-1 (brochado)
Work related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) : a reference book for prevention. London : Taylor & Francis, cop. 1995. VII, 421 p. : il. ; 24 cm. CG. Colocação: BG. Adquirido pelo DEMI
ISBN 0-7484-0132-6 (brochado)
THE EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY  -  Kodak''s ergonomic design for people at work. 2nd ed. John Wiley & Sons : cop. 2004. XXVI, 704 p. : il. ; 24 cm. Colocação: Ext. Bib. MI.. Adquirido CDB
ISBN 0-471-41863-3 (encadernado)
KARWOWSKI, Waldemar, ed. lit. ; MARRAS, William S., ed. lit.  -  Occupatioanl ergonomics : design and management of work systems. Boca Raton [etc.] : CRC Press, cop. 2003. pág. var. : il. ; 26 cm.  (Principles and Applications in Engineering Series). Colocação: Ext. Bib. MI. Adquirido DEMI
ISBN 0-8493-1801-7 (encadernado)
ALEXANDER, David C.  -  The pratice and management of industrial ergonomics. New Jersey : Prentice-Hall, cop. 1986. XIV, 385 p. : il. ; 24 cm.  (Prentice Hall International Series in Industrial ans Systems Engineering). CG. Colocação: Ext. Bib. MI
ISBN 0-13-693649-0 (encadernado)
MARRAS, William S., ed. lit....[et al.]  -  The ergonomics of manual work. London : Taylor & Francis, cop. 1993. XV, 725 p. : il. ; 26 cm. CG. Colocação: Ext. Bib. MI. Adquirido Eng. Ind.
ISBN 0-7484-0060-5 (encadernado)
OBORNE, David J.  -  Ergonomics at work : human factors in design and development. 3rd ed.. Chichester, UK [etc.] : John Wiley & Sons, cop. 1995. XIX, 442 p. : il. ; 23 cm. CG. Colocação: Ext. Bib. MI. Adquirido Eng. Ind.
ISBN 0-471-95235-4 (brochado)
WILSON, John R., ed. lit. ; CORLETT, E. Nigel, ed. lit.  -  Evaluation of human work : a practical ergonomics methodology. 2nd ed.. London : Taylor & Francis, cop. 1995. XIII, 1134 p. : il. ; 24 cm. CG. Colocação: Ext. Bib. MI
ISBN 07484-0084-2 (brochado)
HELANDER, Martin  -  A guide to the ergonomics of manufacturing. London : Taylor & Francis, cop. 1995. XIV, 210 p. : il. ; 30 cm. Colocação: Ext. Bib. MI
ISBN 07484-0122-9 (brochado)
SALVENDY, Gavriel, ed. lit.  -  Handbook of human factors and ergonomics. 2nd ed. New York : John Wiley & Sons, cop. 1997. XXII, 2137 p. : il. ; 24 cm. CG. Colocação: Ext. Bib. MI
ISBN 0-471-11690-4 (encadernado)
KONZ, Stephan  -  Work design : industrial ergonomics. 4th ed.. Scottsdale, Arizona : Publishing Horizons, Inc., cop. 1995. VIII, 557 p. : il. ; 29 cm. CG. Colocação: Ext. Bib. MI
ISBN 0-942280-65-2 (encadernado)
KARWOWSKI, Waldemar, ed. lit. ; MARRAS, William S., ed. lit.   -  The occupational ergonomics handbook. Boca Raton, FL [etc.] : CRC Press, cop. 1999. XXII, 2065 p.  : il.  ; 26 cm. CG. Colocação: Ext.Bib. MI. Adquirido DEMI
ISBN 0-8493-2641-9 (encadernado)
KUMAR, Shrawan, ed. lit. ; MITAL, Anil, ed. lit.  -  Electromyography in ergonomics. London : Taylor & Francis, cop. 1996. VIII, 312 p. : il. ; 24 cm. CG. Colocação: BG. Adquirido pelo DEMI
ISBN 07484-0130-X (encadernado)
STANTON, Neville A. [et al.] - A guide to methodology in ergonomics : designing for human use. London : Taylor & Francis, cop. 1999. XIX, 132 p. : il. ; 25 cm. CG. Colocação: Ext. Bib. MI. Adquirido pelo DEMI
ISBN 0-7484-0703-0 (brochado)
BURKE, Mike  -  Ergonomics tool kit : practical applications. Gaithersburg, UK  : Aspen, 1998. XII, 212 p. ; 28 cm. CG. Colocação: Ext. Bib. MI. Adquirido pelo DEMI
ISBN 0-8342-1006-1 (brochado)
PHEASANT, Stephen  -  Bodyspace : anthropometry, ergonomics and the design of work. 2nd ed. London : Taylor & Francis, cop. 1999. X, 244 p. : il. ; 25 cm. CG. Colocação: Ext. Bib. MI. Adquirido DEMI
ISBN 0-7484-0326-4 (brochado)
KARWOWSKI, Waldemar, ed. lit.  -  International encyclopedia of ergonomics and human factors : vol. I. London  : Taylor & Francis, cop. 2001. XXVII, 862 p. : il. ; 31 cm. Colocação: Ext. Bib. MI. Adquirido DEMI
ISBN 0-415-25159-1 (encadernado)
ALEXANDER, David C., ed. lit. ; RANDALL A. RABOURN, ed. lit.  -  Applied ergonomics. London  : Taylor & Francis, cop. 2001. XIV, 336 p. : il. ; 25 cm. CG. Colocação: Ext. Bib. MI. Adquirido DEMI
ISBN 0-415-23852-8 (encadernado)
EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY  -  Kodak professional products : technical information . Canada : Eastman Kodak Company, cop. 1992. 357 p. : il. ; 28 cm. Colocação: Ext. Bib. QAB. Adquirido CR
(Brochado)

Teaching method

In most sessions, the lecturer gives oral presentations using the data show and the black-board. The students are encouraged to intervene and interact with the lecturer, with a view to assess their knowledge in other associated matters. During the lab classes, human activities are simulated and data collected by the students. Based on that data, the students have to solve different lab exercices.

Evaluation method

(1) The students have to attend two quizzes (2) The average ratings of the two quizzes should be greater than 9.5; (3) If the average of he quizzes is less than 9.5, the student must carry out a final examination; (4) it is carried out lab work for evaluation; (5the lab work is done in groups of 3-4 students; (6) rating below9.5 in the labs confers no frequency to discipline, the student must register for the next academic year; (7) for the calculation of the final grade in the course, the average grade of the quizzes has a weighting of 70% and 30% for the lab work, (8) The class attendance is optional, without attendance control.

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