People & Productivity: A Manager's Guide to
Ergonomics in the Electronic Office
by Marvin J. Dainoff, PhD, CPE and
Marilyn Hecht Dainoff, M.S., CPE
This book, written for both the
non-technical and the technical reader, lays out the
rationale for ergonomics, gives clear and easy-to-apply ergonomic solutions --
and, most important, explains why ergonomic recommendations
are reasonable. Understanding the "why" allows readers to apply ergonomic
principles outside the office as well as within it, thus promoting healthy
postures and practices during the rest of one's life as well as in the office.
People & Productivity is up-to-date with regard to every ergonomic
recommendation made, except for carpal tunnel syndrome, which had not yet been
associated with computer usage when the book was written in 1986. (Carpal tunnel
syndrome will be addressed later on this page.)
NOTE: If you have a bad back, don't do the exercise
on page 36 without consulting a doctor and/or using caution. It is easy
for most people, but bad backs can have multiple causes and limitations.
Ergonomic Tips for Computer
A short checklist of
some principles and suggestions for computer users.
Other Useful Ergonomic
Board of Certification in
Professional Ergonomics -- the certifying body for
individuals whose education and experience indicate broad
expertise in the practice of human factors/ergonomics. To date,
nearly 1,000 professionals have successfully met BCPE’s
certification criteria and been awarded credentials such as Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE),
Certified Human Factors Professional (CHFP), and others.
The Human Factors and
Ergonomics Society -- the national professional group
for ergonomists and human factors specialists.