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Code 16174
Year 1
Semester L0
ECTS Credits 3
Workload T(15H)/TP(15H)
Scientific area Engenharia e Gestão Industrial
Entry requirements N.A.
Learning outcomes The objective of this module is to provide students with the skills to be able to identify the contribution of Ergonomics to the improvement of working conditions, both at the physical and cognitive level of workers and at the organizational level.At the end of the module, it is intended that students will be able to identify the presence of ergonomic mismatches in a work context, analyze them and propose measures to adapt working conditions to the needs, characteristics and limitations of workers, in organizational, physical and work environment terms.
Syllabus Concept, objectives and study methodology
Notions of physiology (muscle work)
Design of workstations
Design of work equipment
Man-machine interface
Environmental disturbance factors: noise (tasks requiring concentration and quiet), vibrations, thermal environment, air quality
Lighting systems: types, parameters and measurement unit, reading equipment and its working principles, effects on vision, criteria for risk assessment, prevention and protection measures, basic parameters for sizing artificial lighting systems (location, light intensity, selection of armatures), criteria for maintenance and cleaning of the lighting system; recommended lighting levels, technical standards
Working with display screens: risks, prevention and protection measures, legislation
Work organization: concepts, methodology and risk assessment criteria associated with:...
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Main Bibliography Brauer, R. L. (2006) Safety and Health for Engineers, 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey.
Bridger, R. (2008) Introduction to Ergonomics. CRC Press.
Dul, J. & Weerdmeester, B. (2001) Ergonomics for Beginners - a quick reference guide, 2nd edition, London and New York: Taylor & Francis.
Karwowski, W. (2005) Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics Guidelines and Standards. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Publishers.
Miguel, A.S.S.R. (2014) Manual de Higiene e Segurança do Trabalho, 13ª Edição, Porto Editora.
Pheasant, S. (1996) Bodyspace: anthropometry, ergonomics and the design of human work. London: Taylor& Francis.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2023-01-19

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