Ergonomics (300IGG005)

Basic Information

  • Course code number and name: 300IGG005, Ergonomics.
  • Credits and contact hours: 3 credit hours, 3 hours per week.
  • Course coordinator: Luís Andrés Saaavedra
  • Type of course: Selected Elective.

Text book

  • Niebel’s Methods, Standards and Work Design, A. Freivalds, B. Niebel, 2013.

Supplemental materials

  • Ergonomic Solutions for the Process Industries, D. Attwood, 2003.
  • Designing for People, H. Dreyfuss, 2003.
  • Ergonomics 1: Fundamentals, P. Mondelo, E. Gregori, P. Barrau, 2000.
  • Ergonomics 3: Design of Workstations, P. Mondelo, E. Gregori, J. Blasco, P. Barrau, 2001.
  • Human Factors Engineering, C. Phillips, 2000.

Specific course information

The objective of the course is to present the fundamentals of Ergonomics for students to identify the anthropometric, biomechanical, physiological, cognitive, environmental and organizational factors that determine the design of workstations in any organization. Students will be able to calculate the risk factors due to physical and mental loads associated with workstations and propose ways to improve working conditions and the tools and equipment that workers use at work.

Specific goals of the course

Learning objectives:
  • To assess the value and role of ergonomics in the economic and social development of organizations.
  • To identify the main anthropometric, biomechanical and physiological factors to be considered in the design of workstations.
  • To apply the tools to assess the biomechanical hazards, postures, uprisings, efforts and repetitions that threaten workers.
  • To determine the cognitive, organizational and environmental factors that influence the human – machine interface.
Relationship with student outcomes
Student Outcomes
Relevance 2 2 3 2 2 3 3

1: low relevance; 2: medium relevance; 3: high relevance.

Topics of the course

  • Ergonomics and production systems.
  • Directions, planes, anatomical structures and muscular-skeletal function.
  • Joint movements.
  • Anthropometric dimensions. Dimensional envelopes.
  • Physical work. Stationary and dynamical work.
  • Work physiology.
  • hysical and biomechanical loads. Methods to evaluate physical work.
  • Organs and human capacities. Signal and information processing.
  • Perceptions, stimuli, signals, concepts, learning, knowledge.
  • Mental work: Methods to evaluate mental work.
  • Design of equipment and systems.
  • Product design.
  • Environmental conditions. Thermal regulation of work, noise and lighting.
undergraduate/dptocivileindustrial/ergonomics.txt · Última modificación: 2014/10/12 13:27 por lsosorio
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